Thursday's final score: Mt. Rubidoux 1, LB 0.
Thursday's run was a bit taxing. Not sure if it was the weather (sunny, high 70s at start) or maybe improper nutrition (I had cereal for dinner on Wednesday, sad face). Or maybe I just over-exerted myself (but I had a good reason to do so, trust me). Or maybe I am still reeling from Saturday's hike (my legs feel fine now but still...).
I ran up Mt. Rubidoux. Instead of the usual four miles it takes to get up there, my journey was five since I have to park a little further away now.
Anyway, here's what the run looked like.
All those peaks and valleys suggest that I was really all over the place with my pace. The higher the line, the faster my pace. I was up and down and up and down and very inconsistent.
How does that compare with another run?
Here's Tuesday's six-miler.
It was a bit more steady, but it wasn't on a hill at all.
This is what the elevation was for today's run.
So I went from 789 feet at the start to 1299 feet, a change of more than 500 feet in about 2.5 miles.
I tried to do the run hard too, and that may have been my problem as well. Once at the top I had to take a break. I was breathing very hard and the sun was just shining down on me. Once I got back to my truck, I was dripping in sweat. I drank an entire bottled water in one drink, then pounded another one.
All in all, a pretty draining run.