Time: 35 minutes
Distance: 4.3 miles
Weather: Cold and Cloudy
After a day in front of the computer, and just before picking up the kids, I squeezed in a quick trip to Bergen Park to do a few 1.1 mile repeats on the cement and asphalt loop that encircles the park.The loop has a bunch to turns, including a sharp "S" turn in one spot, plus a couple of small hills (Garmin says five feet gain in one direction and 68 feet of gain going the reverse direction - going to have to check that again). Body wasn't as up for this as was the mind.
Did a one mile warm-up, then two miles at tempo pace around the 1.1 mile loop (6:38 and 6:52). Average pace for the two laps was 6:01 and 6:13. Closed it out sooner than planned with a one lap cool-down.
Should have taken it easier last night on the treadmill. Turned today's planned "quality" run into an abbreviated struggle. Still, glad I got out. At least I have a baseline from which to build. I imagine using this loop somewhat regularly as a fitness check. Wonder how much easier it would be to run this at a lower elevation. We are at about 7,600 feet here.