Very good workout today. I hadn't run more than 15 miles yet this year, and really wanted to get in a good 16 today. I didn't drink enough during the day (dehydrated) and ran in the afternoon (i.e. rather warm), but still had a good run. I ran up Blacksmith Fork canyon, from mile 13 of TOU up to mile 5 and back. As a result, I have my splits. I wanted to run ~7:45/mile uphill and ~7:00/mile downhill. Here are the results:
Mile 1- 7:29
6- 7:43 (lots of up)
I could tell I was dehydrated the whole run. My legs were absolutely burning for the last 4 miles, but I was glad to pull off a few sub 6:45 at the end. I'm not sure I could have run even 1 mile more. Uphill was good but tiring, and downhill was just tiring. There was a nasty headwind on the way down which added to my fatigue. But it was a good run supposing my short season thus far. With 5 more months of hard training, I should be in good shape for the fall marathons.
Total: 1:55:10 Ave 7:25/mile up, 6:55/mile down.
766- 166 miles