Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Today was my first uphill trail run that I timed. My training course has three sections, a steep uphill section, a slight uphill section along a ridge and a downhill section and is probably about 2.5 miles long. Some of it is a wide path, some of it is single-track dirt or rocky.
Today the time after the first section was 10:00 minutes, after the second section 26:46, after the third section 39 minutes. Average pulse was 128 bpm.
Temperature was around 78 degrees F.
I could feel my calves on the steep uphill section.
I got a later start than planned. I hope to take this run every other day because it is very similar to the actual half-marathon except for the length.
I realized that I should also do some more running in hot weather to get my body more used to the heat. Last year when I finished this run the temperature was around 90 degrees.