Decided on an easy run tonight and headed up the hill to Glenroy – 4km ( a new route) with an incline all the way. Whilst most hills tend to even out I have the same old problem with this run. I never seem to benefit from the declines as they are so short and steep. I dropped 20m in a matter of 200m at the end of my run to compensate for 3-4k uphills?
I’ve started to notice that my “easy” runs are only 15-20 seconds per k slower than my tempo runs which at my pace is less than 10% difference. Surely it can’t make that much difference?
Got pulled over by the police right at the end of my run, who were looking for a guy in black – lucky for me I had grey shorts on!