Hi Barry, I'm a relative newbie as well and live at the other end of the country from you. I'd consider 15% a steep hill to run up but guess it depends how long the hill is? For example, one of my local 'hills' is just 9.8% and has several false tops but it is 1.75 miles long so would rather run up a 200 metre 15% hill. There again, it all depends on why you are running up/down it. Are you training for a specific race and trying to match the terrain or just in general running?
Imho hills are good for you and did read that "hills are speedwork in disguise". One benefit of running up a hill is that you (usually) get to run down it again On average every mile I run outdoors has a 95ft incline and many people can run 10 miles without a 95ft incline so would probably have different thoughts?
VT, as always impressive stats with such a low AHR! I (sort of) know what you mean about getting your HR rising - just thinking about the upcoming Marathon adds a couple of beats/min to my HR Good looking subLT as well btw
Good luck with the 2nd sLT of the week and let us know how you get on please.
Yidd, (can I be arrested for calling you that now?) good to see improvements are still happening for you!
JB, interesting article but as one of the commenters says the 6-20 scale might mean different things to different people? I know I'd struggle rating my own runs accurately between 6 & 20
DD, sounds like a tough weeks running this week! Good luck for the 10k, is that far enough to correctly gauge your race pace for VLM?
Roy, JB, you make me feel young (at 54) but ever so slow!
Cut back for me as well this week, took Monday and Wednesday off, 13.1 miles on Tues with 10 @ 80-83%, easy 10k Thurs @ pMP and 68.62%! And 8 miles today with a 10k PB at the beginning in 56:56, that was 2:42 faster than my prev PB and just 72.87%AHR.
Just over a week before taper and feeling tired now so looking forward to it
Ooh Andi, did your cat that had disappeared fora few days turn up?
Sorry, missed this Steph. Thanks for asking, it took 2 weeks but I managed to trap 'Tiny' in an empty cottage adjacent to the Farmhouse - she is now safely home (de-wormed) and seems to have risen in the rankings of the other 9 cats for her time outside