Re: Re: Preparing for a hilly marathon

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Ryan
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But I wonder if repeating a hill of the same grade multiple times is enough preparation for a longer of similar hill in a race situation.

That's essentially the idea behind certain kinds of speedwork. We run multiple repeats of a distance shorter than goal race distance at goal race pace, sometimes faster, sometimes slower, depending on the goal of the workout.

I think her plan sounds like a good one. Just don't forget to carefully work on the downhills also if she will experience downhills in this marathon.