I had a HR: 1 mile E, 6 x 1 min HR, 1 mile E today, for a total of 2 miles and 6x6 minute sprints up a hill. Well, I did all that, and managed to recuperate 2 miles of my missing 5 from last week, which leaves me with 3 to catch up to. Not too shabby considering that I actually did a lot of hill work this evening.
I started off at a gentle pace on the flat, then picked it up at the next mile on a slight hill, did the repeats at an 8% elevation, running at an 8:34 pace. This is massive for me, because I do not think a) I have ever done this before and b) I have ever been so methodical in my calculations! However reading all your blogs has provided me with good inspiration and I want to improve too! I finished off with a gentle jog at an 11 minute pace on a 2% elevation for three quarters of a mile, and then got up to 10 minutes and for another half mile. It was slightly over 4 miles in total, but who's counting, when there are still 3 outstanding!
Nuff said - now all I need to do, is repeat tomorrow. Shower, dinner and a quick start to my new book, ciao!