Yes it is. That "smart guy" was Greg Lemondoroy38 said:There's no real science to it. Just climb more hills. After you do that, climb bigger hills.
Some smart guy once said: It never gets easier, you just get faster.
Agreed, I should have specified.Ibashii said:Depends what you mean by hills, too: little steep hills are all about just getting them out of the way (an anaerobic peak won't hurt you here, and will help you develop recovery capacity), while long climbs are all about establishing rhythm and building endurance so you can keep--and then later expand--that rhythm (anaerobic peak 200 meters up an 800 meter climb will DEFINITELY hurt, and be very bad for morale).
Long climbs never, ever, ever become easy: you just learn to manage your suffering in more rewarding ways.:wink: