Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Solid Eleven

Good, solid run today over some rolling hills on an out and back route from the school. The below elevation chart seems a bit misleading in a way. Hills seem more spread out and constantly rolling than the chart may indicate.

Regardless, I consider this a great course to do faster runs on. The hills are moderate enough where you can get a pretty fast pace in but they'll still kick your butt at the same time.

Energy felt great today. Taking the past two days off helped. I think a big part of running is knowing when to push forward but also when to pull back. Balance them correctly and you'll reap the benefits big time. As most runners know, that's easier said than done though.

Ran 11.0 miles @ 7:21/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 157/169
Paved roads.
Moderately hilly.
Mid-upper 50s, sunny.
Shorts, short sleeved shirt.


pathfinder said...

You are right that elevation chart looks more like two killer hills rather than rolling hills.....of course from your prospective perhaps they seemed like "only" rolling hills...

Damon said...

Nice pace Jamie. There is no way I could average that pace for 11 miles right now, even on flat terrain. I did a half marathon last fall in just under 1:38, which isn't as fast. And, I'm not that fast right now.

You are making some very nice progress right now.