Running (Long hill reps) 2:17:00  14.2 mi (9:39 / mi) +933m 8:01 / mi
ahr:145 max:181 slept:9.0 shoes: Salomon Sonic RA
20' easy + 4 x hill reps + jog down/back to the car
Back to Mam Tor this time. I was almost nervous about this session, like it is some kind of test. I know I need to get out of that mindset.
I drove there, did the 20' easy then the warm up exercises at the bottom of the hill. I left a bit of water at the bottom of the hill but I didn't really need it in the end. I was feeling much fresher on the warm up that the past couple of days so was feeling optimistic about the session. That's until I actually started. The 1st rep was hard. I was trying not to go all out but despite this my legs felt really heavy, quads especially, and it was a real struggle. I was surprised to get to the top in 11:42, but thought things would deteriorate from here. I went down the footpath rather than the road on 3 out of 4 of the reps. It's a bit of a longer way down but I enjoyed that extra bit of recovery.
Things didn't deteriorate as badly as I thought they would.
My splits to the top of the hill were:
I'm definitely still a bit tired from the weekend as I could really feel it in my quads today. The quad burn was the limiting factor, which it isn't usually. RPE verging on 10/10, especially in the later stages of each rep. Considering how I felt at the beginning of the session, I'm kind to happy I held it together.
I used the HR belt today, for no particular reason. My max HR is about 20bpm lower than when I last used one of these regularly (12 years ago).