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Could I get some expert imput here? Course description said 150 ft elevation gain between mile 14-15. Just how bad of a hill is that? Is there any way to describe it so I know what I'm in for? Thanks guys-I think I'd bored with my taper already since I'm sitting here analyzing the course map....It's going to be a looooong 13 days<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad">
 

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well, if it's 150o change from start of mile 14, to start of mile 15 (with no crazy bumps in the middle, there), you're looking at a very negligible change in elevation. as long as you're sufficiently trained, you shouldn't have any problem.
 

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I looked at my Garmin for a hill I run up frequently. It happens to be around 150 ft up in a mile. You can tell that it is a hill going up, but it doesn't seem terrible or anything. I find it seems to have more of a slope when I'm running down it. Go figure.<br><br>
Right at the end of that hill, I turn and go up another hill. That one goes up about 50 ft in a quarter of a mile or less. Now that you can tell is a hill. Looking down it from the top it seems really steep, too steep to run up. Running up it from the bottom, it looks steep, but not impossible by any means.<br><br>
All of that said, every elevation map for a marathon I've seen seems to do its best (it's level best?) to make it seem like the course is flat when it really isn't. I don't think 150 ft over a mile will trouble you much, not at mile 14 anyway.<br><br>
Cheers,<br>
Billy
 
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