The MDI Marathon course is very hilly, which for me (and anyone else who runs in the area) is somewhat of an advantage because much of what I run on is hilly anyway. Still, I'm going to throw in some hill repeats every week or two to get even stronger.
This stretch I ran on today was a bit long though, nearly half a mile one way. I think it might be better in the future to run a similar grade but on a shorter stretch and do it faster. Otherwise, workouts like today just equate to a hilly run, which I might do anyway. I think I'd benefit more with sprinting up a shorter stretch for the purpose of gaining strength. Perfect hill for that just a little over a mile from my house, so I'll keep that in mind for next time.
Ran 2.9 miles @ 8:42/mile pace.
Mid 70s, sunny.
Asics GT-2130, shorts, short sleeved shirt.