Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Bring in Spring!

Temps in the lower 50s and plenty of sunshine had me really looking forward to my run this afternoon. Another fine day to wear shorts! Tackled some awesome hills, including Mt. Hope at the beginning. Summit is reached about five miles in. Ran a gradual downhill and then turned and took another steep climb back up to the ridge, followed by another drop and climb and then a rolling downhill.

Felt great during this run. Decided to kick it in a little for the last two miles. Ran those last two in 7:03 and 6:28 respectively. Came easy, which was nice, but I also had gravity on my side (see chart below). Darn good workout.

Ran 16.0 miles @ 8:04/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 147/172
Paved roads.
Extremely hilly.
Lower 50s, sunny, windy.
Shorts, short sleeved shirt, Moeben sleeves.

6 comments:

Ange said...

Great run! Great splits at the end! Down hill or not they're fast! Today was gorgeous. Maybe spring will arrive in ME after all!

Sue said...

Heehee - love the 'shorts' link.

:)

Thomas said...

I never got the point of the Moeben sleeves. Why don't you just wear a long sleeved top instead?

Marc said...

Gotta love spring in Maine - from 50's to snow in one day.

Nice run! Will you be running Mt. Washington this year?

Runner NYC said...

Boy, you do love your hills!

Coach Spencer said...

Yowza! That 4th mile looks tough! The run below looks like a beast too!