Posted: 28/06/2014 at 18:06
Okay have had a go at an 18 miler over Dartmoor with 2,100 ft of elevation on my Garmin I reckon I've made a good start to hilly marathon training. Managed to find a route starting with a 5 mile climb (and 5 mile descent at the end) - do hilly all the time but not that extreme and that last part hurt. But - I am presuming I need to retrain my legs for that kind of battering so pleased it went well and after ages stretching and resting feel fine now. However expecting to feel it tomorrow and as luck would have it am marshalling at the Torbay Half so will be on my feet for 4 hours in the morning.....!
There was wind and almighty downpours too today so all good practice!