3 easy miles this morning. Good hard workout tonight. I decided to do my Pah Tempe Hill workout. It has been awhile since I have done hill repeats on this hill. This summer and fall I did hills over in St. George up Castle Rock hill and Little League Hill with the cross country team. Personally I enjoy my Pah Tempe workout much more, I just like the hill and the quiet environment it is in much better than over in St. George. The hill measures .3 miles and has a pretty good incline, with a short section 3/4 of the way in that is flat just long enough to catch my breath and get ready to push the last part of the hill.
1 mile warmup, plus some stretching and drills
1st repeat- 2:07* new all time PR, previous best was 2:09
2nd repeat- 2:08 another good repeat
3rd repeat- 2:13 this one actually felt pretty good, it was like my body was more warmed up even though the time was a bit slower than the first two
4th repeat- 2:14 was going to stop after this one, but decided to try to do one more. Didn't want to do too many since this is the first time doing them in awhile, but figured I could handle at least one more.
5th repeat- 2:10 this one felt good and strong.
Finished with a 2 mile cool down back down Pah Tempe, then up past Howards. Took the cool down at a relaxed pace,I had to run up another .5 hill, things we going good, then I got chased for a bit by a pitbull/boxer don't really know what the breed was or the mix, didn't want to hang around long enough to find out. After some yelling at the dog, it did decide to turn around and go home. Later on the cool down caught up with Jordan riding his bike home from football practice, so he rode along side me for the last mile.
One thing that really keeps me going and excited is being able to look back at previous workouts and seeing improvement, which has been the neat thing with doing this workout, I have been able to see improvement since I started doing these back in January, the times have come down!