This morning's menu included gingerbread coffee and a small taste of some hills! I was a little worried because it has been months since I last did any hill work. In fact, it would have been back in March or April - the last time I used a Higdon plan (training for the Cinco de Mayo Half). I have my "special" hill that I use - 130 feet of elevation gain in 1/4 mile - a 9.8% grade. Here's a photo from this morning:
I put in a two mile warm up, 3 charges up the hill, and a one mile warm down for a total of 4 and half miles. My heart ended up reaching 170 bpm on my third hill, which really means I should be pushing a little harder if I expect to hit my max of 185!
On tap tomorrow - a scheduled rest day. Whew! I can get my blog reading caught up!