Last night I curled up with the last two editions of Runners World. I found some great tips and dreamed of new shoes and exotic races. I even snacked on a little dark chocolate. Great Saturday night!
Here is today's hill run:
This is the site of the Salt Lake Half Marathon Relay. I'm running it with my friends Tera and Nicole. Tera's husband Jason is running the entire Half Marathon. I have the first leg which takes me over 3 1/2 miles up up up! So Jason and I met up at the bottom and gave it a good try. Of course Jason smoked me, but I was pleased with my first time results. I want to do it a couple of times before the relay in a month. I feel like I found a rhythm that I haven't had on hills before. It was slow, around 12 min/miles but you have to start somewhere. It's a wonderful place to get that long uphill training. Plus running down it will help me train for my Top of Utah Marathon in three weeks. It's a mostly downhill course but flattens our the last few miles.
Total time to top: 41:56 - 3.66 miles 11:27 min/mile
1 - 10:31
2 - 12:05
3 - 11:03
last hill .67 mile - 12:28
I hit the lap button so I would know how long and what pace I did the entire hill. I didn't realize it reset my pace and now was counting my miles from 3.67. So here is the run downhill. I stopped only once to take a swig of water and catch my breath but for the most part ran steadily the whole way down.
4.67 - 8:52
5.67 - 9:09
6.67 - 8:28
Last 405 feet - 8:30
I didn't take these pictures while I was running, I rarely take my phone. I drove the course after and took them. It is a beautiful day and still nice and cool. Ton's of bikers to watch out for though!
Not a bad view!
Total Run: 6.74 miles at an average 10:15 pace
Walked .63 miles for a cool off and leg warm down. I do this quite often and try to do a quarter to a half mile cool down walk, but this one was a little longer.
Super thrilled to be done and actually feeling pretty excited to tackle it again next week.
Assuming the position. Foot did not hurt at all during the run. I was even too lazy to put it on a pillow. Drinking coffee, NUUN and eating banana pancakes.
Best Saturday ever.
Later I'm making stuffed bell peppers with our fresh garden loot. We planted little "fairy" eggplants that I am anxious to try. Just mix some Anaheim pepper, eggplant and local grass fed beef. Should be delicious!!
Have a great Saturday! Keep running!