Hello chaps, I need you to draw on your collective experience of all things phiz because IÂ´ve talked myself into a bit of a corner. I spent Easter in a small mountain village in central Spain. Every year in mid April, they stage a hill run for all comers, 13.5 km total with a 600m climb. I drove it on Sunday and itÂ´s STEEP! Having put on a bit of the usual ex army bravado, my wife challenged me to do it and of course I accepted. But here is the problem. I am 45 years old, keep myself trim (not necessarily fit), I run about 5km four days per week, but all flat, with a bit of hill work at weekends. IÂ´ve never been a very strong runner, best half marathon time was 1Â´40 and that was about 15 years ago. The race is in 3 weeks (April 13). I would really appreciate any tips on short order preparation, eg how many distance runs to do, how much hill work, how much rest, what to eat 24 hours before the race etc. I really want to do this in under 1Â´40. Thanks all.