Coming off the race on Memorial Day, I was disappointed. Consequently, I want to make every day count for the next 18 days. I had a big day with field day at my school today, quite busy and very active. First, before my run. I do not value my step counting very intensely, but I will say that 29,500 steps for today makes me pretty satisfied with my activity level. I think I had like 10,000 before 11am.
As for my run today, I am focusing on speed and climbing over the majority of my workouts for the next 2 weeks. Today, I did hill repeats. I used a hill that is probably about 5% grade, and is about .43 miles long. After about mile warmup, I hit the hill, running strong form and strength on the uphill and jogging faster on the way down. I ran 5 of the hill repeats and corresponding jogs. At the end of my run, I had gone about 6miles exactly and kept my pace overall at about 8:00/mile. For 48 minutes, I climbed and descended.