Monday, January 31, 2011

Mountains - Okay, maybe just Hills!

I didn't run my long run this weekend. I was on a semi vacation and decided to just run hard for an hour instead. It felt good! An hour of fast running is probably just as good for me as 10-13 miles of easy running, right? It was a beautiful day - 45 degrees and sunny! Perfect running weather.

I was in southern Indiana and it wasn't quite the sea level flat running that I'm used to. I was surprised that I didn't climb more than it says ... oh well, the numbers don't lie.

1) 8:18
2) 8:24
3) 8:00
4) 7:45
5) 7:40
6) 7:49
7) 7:31
8) 4:31 (7:41 pace) for .59 miles

7.59 miles in 1:00:00

Total Elevation Gain was 255 feet (Total loss was 255 feet, too). I guess that is what happens when you start and end at the same place! Ha!

This was a great run though. It started off being an easy 4 miler that turned into a 5 miler and then into a 6 miler and then into a 7 miler ... finally finishing at a "I think I'll just run for an hour." Ha!

4 comments:

  1. AWESOME RUN!!! Yay for negative splits!!! With all those hills too!! I agree about the hour of fast running compared to a long run:) Thank you for your sweet email, you made my day!!!

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  2. Did you qualify yet? I personally think that you might have. just wondering.

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  3. jeez. i'd really kill for that kind of run! great job lady and wicked great splits. considering you were dealing with elevation that's extra awesome.

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