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    Climbing perceived effort

    At my Level 1/Maffetone heart rate, I can run on flat or gently undulating terrain for hours.
    AT THE SAME HEART RATE when going up an incline above 15% the perceived effort is so high that I feel like I am only just hanging on and am glad when 20 minutes is over.
    Question:
    What do I need to do to be able to reduce that perceived effort and climb for hours at my Level 1/MAFF heart rate?


    PS: I do do a LOT of hill reps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkL View Post
    At my Level 1/Maffetone heart rate, I can run on flat or gently undulating terrain for hours.
    AT THE SAME HEART RATE when going up an incline above 15% the perceived effort is so high that I feel like I am only just hanging on and am glad when 20 minutes is over.
    Question:
    What do I need to do to be able to reduce that perceived effort and climb for hours at my Level 1/MAFF heart rate?


    PS: I do do a LOT of hill reps.
    Longish flat tempo runs, IMO.

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    Parkruns had a big effect on my performance, every week. Try it and see.
    Can't climb for toffee...

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    yeah, thanks fellas.

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