Thursday, January 09, 2014

Hill Repeats

Session of hill repeats on tap for today. Given how steep this hill is, I expected less ice. Not the case. Several patches along the climb up, but it was still doable with some bobbing and weaving. Of course, a big sheet of it was also at the level section of the bottom, so I had to start immediately where the hill began.

Was slower than last time I did repeats here last month, but I think a combination of the harder and more numerous workouts lately and also not having that 10-20 feet of flat section to get some initial speed up helped knocked the pace down. No real worries, but it still does bruise the ego a bit.

Will likely do a trail run tomorrow.

w/u: Ran 1.8 miles @ 8:05/mile pace.
10 X Hill Repeats w/ active recovery on run down, 2:00 static rest after 5 reps.
Ran 2.8 miles @ 9:37/mile pace. c/d: Ran 1.8 miles @ 8:30/mile pace.
Paved roads.
Slightly hilly for the w/u and c/d.
Mid 20s, sunny, breezy.
Saucony Virrata, long tights, windbreaker, long sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves.

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