10.32 mi, 1:27:06, 8:27 avg, elev gain 358 feet
I was dreading this run. I wasn't sure where to do it. I needed a hill 800m long to run up and then back down. The usual his is just a little over 400m. Thought about driving somewhere but then just decided to make due. I started down the street farther so there was some elevation increase, just not as much in the first part. But it was the right length, did go uphill the whole way and got harder in the second half so seemed reasonable.
3x800m uphill @7:05 pace, 60 second rest, back down at 7:30 pace
Did the first one on pace, the second two a little faster about 6:55 pace. Downhills were in the 7:20's
The nice thing was that it was only three repeats. I felt done, but still had 4x400m. Did the usual hill. Was faster than previously, maybe better fitness or maybe excited about wrapping it up.
Uphills at paces of : 6:24, 6:21, 6:24, and 6:18. Downhills were about 7:15ish pace.
Wrapped up with 2 miles warm down.
Felt great about today's run. I'd need the win because work would get difficult and the upstairs AC was about to break again.