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.
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