My usual 4th of July race. Today was the best weather we've had in ages for this race. The course is an out and back with a huge hill about .75 into the race but once you hit the 2 mile turn a round point not bad at all. For some reason this year I did not feel the hill as usual. My finish time was 34:05 not the best for the course but better than my last 2 years by well over 1.5 mins. Must have been my very hilly 9 miler yesterday I actually felt that this made the difference today. When I'm in training mode I try to incorporate as many hills as possible, this is the next best thing to hill repeats. Tomorrow when I do my run though I will actually do repeats. That will be 6 decent size 2x. (I'm in sane!!)
Did I mention that I did complete the 2nd race in the Norwalk Summer Series: 5 miler on saturday 6/30. Another gorgeous day for a race. I was just mentioning to someone today that I hate when we have these gorgeous day and the race did not go well. I was really stiff from the get go and did not quite relax my time was 44:21 possibly my worst time for this course. Next in the series is the 7 miler.
Wednesday 7/4 9.85miles 4 @ 8.31 5.85 @10:45
Tuesday 7/3 9.02 miles 10:35 pace
Monday 7/2 7.50 miles 10:45 pace