5.5 miles total today, not a ton. It brings me to 25 for the week, plus I add in tomorrow and will hit 30+ for the week.
On the run today, I hit a big hill and ran it, went down in, and back up again. By a big hill, I mean its about .8 miles long, and I ran it twice. My featured race, the 5 mile stretch of the triathlon in June is a lot of hills. Consequently, my a@# needs to get in hill work. I do not mind hills, they hurt and let me know I'm doing something.
As for the grade of the hill, I am working on it. Basically, it breaks down to- Grade= vertical gain/horizontal distance. For this run, I gained about 290 feet over about 4400 feet. That works out to almost a 7% grade. Not bad for the distance I ran to achieve it.
If you are wondering how I figured this out, I used the Nike dashboard of my running site at Nike Plus. I am going to devote a larger post about hills, grade, etc. shortly.