7.17 mi, 1:03:30, 8:52 avg, elev gain 231 feet
I decided to start a structured marathon training plan after I ran across one from BAA. It looked interesting with a good variety of workouts and different phases. It's 20 weeks long but I decided to start in week 3. Next, I'm going to look for a race around the time that the plan ends (a little bit into December).
The core of today's workout was 6 hill repeats, 300m up at 10k pace, 30 seconds rest, back down the hill at marathon pace, then 1 minute 30 second easy.
I found a hill in the neighorhood that looked like it was long enough, ran to the top then jogged back down to measure about 300m (0.19 miles as an approximation). Also, picked a hill that was shaded.
I started the first one and didn't seem to be going fast enough but was soon on pace. Goal pace was 6:48.
Paces for the uphill repeats: 6:26, 6:25, 6:29, 6:29, 6:21, 6:12
Overall it was pretty fun and made the miles go by quickly.
Did 2 more "easy" miles for a cool down.