I didn't get to run my fast FLAT course on Friday. Instead the run started out on the downhil which meant it would finish on the uphill. And hills, oh how I do not like hills. My 4.3 mile run ended with a pace of 11:20. It's not bad, but definitely the slowest run in awhile. Wasn't I just saying how I'd gotten faster? I actually had to walk the hills today, plus that pace includes the warm up and cool down walks so it really isn't bad and I'm okay with it. I'm not okay with the walking, however. Must. Keep. Running.
Bloomsday, which is the 12K event I'll be running on May 1st has a huge hill. The hill is known as "Doomsday" and is just under three quarters of a mile long. It's not steep exactly, it's just a steady, LONG climb. I have heard from even the best runners who've say they walk the hill. I don't want to walk, I want to run the entire 12K. But that hill scares me.
Here is the elevation info for Bloomsday. Ugh, you could say I have a case of nerves for this event. Luckily there's still time to train.