Today I left the house around 11 a.m. to do hill repeats. The sun was in and out all day and the wind never stopped. Sometimes I had gloves and a winter hat on. Then when the sun came out from behind the clouds it got warm. I felt pretty good today and pushed them more then I usually do. I drank 3 full bottles of Gatorade, 4 gels and 4 electrolytes. There were a lot of people hiking today and that is always good for a conversation or two in passing. One girl was hiking with her family and rolled here ankle running down the hill. She seemed to be walking ok after I passed them later on. I ran everything but a 40 or 50 yard section on the last couple of laps. On those I tried to power hike the steep sections as fast as I could. The last lap I really worked hard to keep moving. After finishing my 10th hill I went over to Pulpit Rock to get a couple of quick pics and head back down to the car. If I stay to long I really get tight and cold. It is also quite painful to run the last 1.6 miles back to the car that way. 26 more days until MMT and a lot of work to be done.
4-17-2011 - 21 miles - 3:43 - run - elevation 6,720ft up/6,720 down