Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hills, Hills and more Hills....

Today I went to do hills. I don't have any long events coming up but I continue to do them. I guess once they get in your blood you can't stop doing them. The temps were perfect and not to much sun early on. Today had to be one of the best days of the year to go for a hike or run and there were only 2 cars in the parking lot a little after 7a.m. 

My first lap was a little slow because I was carrying 4 full bottles half way up until I ditched 2 of them. I'm not sure why the first down was very slow. I went through all 4 bottles (3 Cytomax-1 water, 5 gels and 6 electrolytes). After lap number 4 I put some music on and it gave me a boost. The last 2 laps I got really sore and keeping focus was a challenge but I made it through. Another fun day of hills;-)

Below are my splits/map of hill and some photos. The last hill number 11 I walked to the top and back down to the car.

        Up      Down
  1 - 15:42...9:30
  2 - 14:47...7:50
  3 - 14:39...7:41
  4 - 14:12...7:53
  5 - 13:59...7:37
  6 - 13:34...7:02
  7 - 13:09...7:25
  8 - 14:07...7:30
  9 - 14:05...7:50
10 - 14:20...7:19
11 - 21:25...24:56

Date: 6/4/2011
Total time: 4:31
Elevation: up 7,180ft. / down 7,180ft.
Distance: 23 miles 

The map below is the hill I use:

Bug on my shorts

1 comment:

  1. Wish I lived closer to you Jim - would love to do some hills with you! I'll make it work one of these days. Those copperheads are freakin me out just seeing their pic on my screen.... YIKES.