"I raced Louisville 2009 and lived in Virginia Beach where there are virtually no hill as well. Most of my training came in the form of a Headwind and instead of getting aero to combat the wind, I sat up in the saddle and pushed a bigger gear…"
"Well I live in Mexico City and thought I was prepared for the Louisville rollers. Then I wen with the grop on May and got my butt kickdd badly.
came back and have been doung hills since.
If you don't have access to hills, do as someone else…"
"You may want to go to your LBS and be sure you have some hill gears. I ran a 12-27 rear cassette and a 39/50 front chainring. You may not use your big chain ring that much because of all the rollers. Not a lot of flats. You will have some…"
" I got to do some swimming with the Maddog tri club in St.Pete,Fl the other day. Their comment on the IMKY course was they underestimated how hilly it is. They wished they had done some more hill training because St. Pete is flat…"
"I did IMKY last year, which was my first full IM. I'm from East Tennessee/ N Georgia, which is very hilly (lots of mountains!) and, of course, I do all of my training on the hills/ mountains, usually in the 90+ degree temp. That…"
"If you search on Garmin Connect, you'll find the elevation gain is anywhere from 1100 to 1800m (that's 3609-5905 ft). I'd say the climbs are all pretty short, there's just a LOT of them... never ending!!"
"Well, being from Louisville and not riding alot of hills until I started training for this Ironman, the course itself is fairly monsterous. However, the more I train on it, the more comfortable I am with it. In particular, the big hills on the…"