It’s all uphill from here
By Samantha Lawrence
Correct training and preparation for a marathon can make or break an experience.
The Jerusalem Marathon is 90% hills; with total hill climb of 327 meters. The route includes an almost 3-mile-long steep climb to Mount Scopus, with various hills along the way.
Experienced marathons runners describe it as ‘not for beginners’. This means running with amazing, breath-taking views of the Holy Land, but it also means breath-taking running in the amazing Holy Land.
How you train may determine which race you run.
We’ve pulled together links to the best articles we’ve found on hill running and hill marathon training, so you can empower yourself to run your best race. Learn about the importance of strength training, foot adjustments, training plans, sprinting, training if you live in a flat area, and pace.
- Runners Connect – training on hills for race day
- Training in Kenya – hill training for distance runners
- Laura Norris Running – Training for a hilly race in a flat area
- Runners World – how to run a hilly race
- The Lone Runner Series San Francisco Marathon
Other important things to consider on such a hilly course include consideration of hydration vests, fuel gels, and the changes in weather!
Previous marathons have taken place in eight degrees Celsius with rain, while others have been nearly 30 degrees Celsius. With high elevation, the air can be crisp and cold. Advice from previous runners is to not assume it’s going to be hot and humid.