Nottingham Running Nr 3, long, hilly. Perfect weather (~ 39 - 34F), calm, sun and clouds. About 40% on dirt roads, there was considerably mudding which got me some wet feet and slowed me down. Feet liked the softness of it.
A Boston rehearsal: I parked the car on top at the Nottingham square, so it was a 90m down the rollercoaster Ledge Farm Rd (mile 2.7), then in the flats towards Epping and looping back to Poor Farm/Rt 152, S Summer to Liar's Paradise (mile 9) then hill climb (80m) to car (mile 10.3), down (85m) to N River bridge on Deerfield Rd, (mile 11.2) then out Deerfield Rd, up-rollercoaster with total elevation gain 85m (mile 14), then rolling hills via Cate Rd over Bean Hill to finally steep (50m up: my heartbreak) Stevens Hill (mile 19), then down to N River Bridge and to 152./156 jct (mile 21.8), then up 90m on 156 to Nott. Square on top (seond time - mile 23.1), then an out at back to the car in the flats.
I had reasonably good energy throughout , but took more fuel breaks on the last 10 miles, which I needed. I reasonably survived the last long uphill, kept running but clearly slower than the first time. Then on top, as I was trying to revert to faster pace, the calves started to protest with a slight cramping, so I called it a day, just a bit short of 3 hours. I hope to be able to shave off a few more seconds in the per mile pace by mid April.
Boston versus Nottingham Run elevation profile: