Berlin Marathon Training Week #7 Day 1 A Sunday Run With Some Hills

Location: Pasadena, South Pasadena and Highland Park, CA.

Temperature: Sunny, 85 degrees

Type of Run: Easy but with some hills

Length: 8.41 miles

Type of route: Gradual declines with one long gradual incline and two fairly steep hill climbs with two downhill descents

Time: 1 hour, 13 seconds

Pace per mile: 7:10

Average heart rate: 143

Reason for Run: This was a weekly maintenance run meant to add mileage. The goal is to run long enough to maintain endurance and strength. I picked a challenging route with a long incline and two fairly steep hills climbs to build leg strength and test mental toughness.

How did I feel? Good. This was a run I took easy and at a comfortable pace. It was a day after my 8 x 1-mile interval workout so I didn’t want to push things. My run took me up Avenue 64 from below York Blvd. in the Highland Park/Garvanza area of Los Angeles to La Loma Road in Pasadena. The climb was nearly two miles and more than 250 feet of elevation gain.

Running With You,

Donald

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