Training For An Uphill Marathon
For some, competing in a traditional marathon is not enough. A study published in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance looks at the impact of racing 43 km with an elevation increase of 3,063 meters, and offers a suggestion on what to add to your training program in preparation.
Analyzing the efforts of 18 runners who took part in this event, researchers determined that greater maximal mechanical power was required because of smaller changes in running mechanics as fatigue set in. Lower limb power training might help an athlete compete at a higher level in this uphill race.