No access to stairs either Tim! I'm not sure if it's better to do hill sprints or to just run on an incline on the treadmill and try to increase the distance I can do on a steep incline very time. the mountain is fairly gradual with a steep incline for about 3km at abou the 35km point of the race. Any advice appreciated! My plan is to train for the marathon in Dubai but treat that as a long training run not a race in preparation for the 50 km two weeks later.
Back on here again after several failed attempts to finish Insanity. I've been doing some T-25 which is good but don't feel the same effects as from Insanity. I've got a marathon to run in 10 weeks and feel really unfit. After 4 months of no exercise due to health problems I can really feel the difference in my fitness levels on long runs - I manage the distance but struggle and go very very slowly! I'm going to start Insanity again because I remember it helping with my fitness and running last time (even though I didn't finish it) I don't know if I'll be able to do all 6 workouts every week because the running has to take priority but I'll give it a go. So - fit test today!!
I'm planning on doing the Dubai marathon at the end of January and a 50km race in Dibba, Oman two weeks after that. It will only be my second marathon and first over that distance. The 50k is up a mountain and I live in Abu Dhabi which is incredibly flat so any advice on hill training on a treadmill would be appreciated. Thanks