5.6 miles, 1:09 moving time, 4 hills at Howard, 3 hills at Parkview.
It was a cold, crisp morning run at the Rose Bowl with Steve and Lynda. With the shortest days of the year upon us, I arrived at Rose Bowl in the dark. The pools were steaming up. We did some body looseners (not stretches but big muscle and joint warm ups). Then we ran a mile and half to the first hill, at Howard, on the north east side of the Arroyo. We did 4 hill repeats. 10%.
1:26, 1:26, 1:26, 1:17
Then we ran to the westside at Parkview and ran 3 hill repeats. The last one was a bonus run, because I forgot to bring my hat with me and left it on the guardrail. This one is a little shorter, but steeper, 11-12%.
1:10, 1:03, 1:03
The sun was in full blast as we made our way back to the Aquatic Center. Gorgeous morning.
Shots of Howard hill.
View from the top of Howard
View from Parkview, over Brookside Golf course in the Arroyo Seco.