After our six month old decided to wake early and disturb his sister, I decided to squeeze an unplanned run into my vacation week. I hit the streets at seven am and it was still chilly with a mist rising in the valleys.
Being in an unknown area I decided to take a simple route out of the RV park and then head up the first decent side street I could find. Because our site is nestled in a valley that meant all side streets were going to be uphill runs. If you’re going to run a short distance you might as well make it count! Also, it is easiest to go uphill towards the start of your run.
So I headed up a brutal hill that just kept on going up and up. The 2.5 mile mark happened to be at the crest of the hill, so I stopped, snapped a couple of piccies and headed back down.
The run back was faster because it was all downhill. I was trying stretch my stride and increase the cadence to maximize this and did hit one sub-seven minute half mile. But, at the end of the day, it was supposed to be a relaxing holiday run and wasn’t part of any training plan, so it all counts as a bonus.