400-METER HILL REPS
I met up with Jason, Ken, and Ben at Smiths and we ran 7 miles easy before Jason and I did some hill work. The plan was 6-8 reps. But after the first few it became obvious that eight wasn't happening. Jason did four reps and I did six. The hill is a 5% grade, where you gain 68 feet over 400 meters.
Splits: 75.6 77.6 73.4 72.1 78.6 71.7 for a 74.83 avg.
Jason and I did these two weeks before Phoenix last year where we both had a PR in the marathon and thought we were pretty fit. Back then I averaged 77.95 on this same workout/same hill. I couldn't break 75 on any of them and I remember really trying hard on the last one. So I'm pretty pumped for today's result.