Tried out a new loop today - copied Cal's RC out and back, but I think I ran it wrong. It was a mile longer than anticipated, which was fine except my hubby didn't appreciate having to wait longer to get off to work. Oh well, 10 minutes isn't too bad.
Interesting how this run was uphill both ways...out and back. It's a gradual uphill climb along the foothills, then a crazy downhill stretch, then the long gradual 2.5 mile climb home. It honestly was a good route and I'm excited to try it again.
Along 13400 S there is a dirt trail for about a mile that Wendy helped me discover on Saturday. It's a lot nicer than running the shoulder of the road there, but I think it makes it a tad slower because of maneuvering through the dirt piles and uneven surface. Who knows...
Worked hard on the uphills and on one of my uphill miles home that I usually hate I hit almost a sub 9 (9:06) I'm getting closer to that sub 9 goal on those hills! Feel really good today, rest days and a bowl of ice cream always seem to do that for me :)
AP: 8:51 splits: 9:01, 8:43, 9:12, 7:59, 8:16, 9:06, 9:42, 8:51
Now I'm off to step class and ab's class - onward and upward!
**as a side note, I can't wait for Onion Days in 2 Weeks!! My fun run of the year with family, Marion's killer syrup, good friends, parade and a great race. I don't think I'll be placing in my AG this year, but it will still be exciting!**