Final long run before the taper went extremely well. I had planned on doing three repeats up and down Ossipee Hill (1050') but felt really good so I ended up doing four for a little over 20 miles. More importantly, steep climbing and descending throughout. I really wanted to give the quads a good workout today, and they got it.
I parked at the base of the mountain and got under way. Beautiful day out, but someone was working at the firetower on the top so I opted not to climb the steps to get above treeline for better pictures. Oh well, probably would have lingered too long if I had.
Great final hard workout before the taper. Was really happy I did this workout, I felt it was perfect. Stoked to feel really strong and energetic throughout. Hopefully everything will be enough for the big day in three weeks. But the hay is now in the barn, so we'll see!
Ran 20.2 miles @ 10:05/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 147/162
Dirt roads, jeep roads, trails.
Upper 50s to lower 70s, partly cloudy.
Shorts, short sleeved shirt, cap.