Saturday 15.0 miles/2:19:16/9:17 average pace
I had a great run today in sunny weather on a tough course. I seemed to forget about this out-and-back's hills... but I started to remember at about the 4 mile mark. That's when the path begins a 2 mile gradual climb, then continues on a random short stretch of single track that actuall has switchbacks. Then a few more rolling hills to the turn around. Whew! The path travels through some pretty dense forest, so I didn't have a reliable signal. Luckily there are distance markers every half mile, so I just relied on those.
I ran the entire distance at the exact same average pace as last week, but I think I was more even-paced on last week's flat course than today's hilly one. I ran the first 6 miles at an average pace of 9:29. The next three miles (ncluded the trail section and the hills to the turnaround) were at an average pace of 9:39. The final six miles were at an average pace of 8:54. Specifically, my last mile was 8:24. :)
TOTAL miles for the week: 39