Uphill Tempo 1:35:00  15.0 km (6:20 / km) +793m 5:01 / km
slept:9.0 shoes: Inov8 Roclite 290 - pair 1
10min prehab, 12mins drills, 25mins easy, 31mins tempo (4,3km/616m vert), 26min easy. Total time and distance includes the drills.
Skiddaw was the obvious choice for the session, even though Jenkin hill is probably a bit too steep at times. Decided to follow the "tourist trail" as that seems a little less steep, but honestly don't think there's much difference. Might go straight up the grassy bit (weather permitting) next week.
Was looking forward to the session, as I actually enoy hard, long, uphill session. Which is probably why I always climb well in races as well.... Pace/time to the top wasn't outstanding, but I still think it was decent based on current fitness and not having done much climb the last few months. I was not completely done on the top, and probably could have gone a bit faster/harder at times and still kept it around RPE8. But difficult to nail the first long session uphill. Another shot next week. Focused on running relaxed (as relaxed as you can on those sort of gradients....) and push pace a bit more on the "flatter" sections, ut still focusing on keeping my movement "flowing".
No pains, niggles or illness, and had a really good night sleep last night. 9 hours is more thatn I usually get, and normally I'd wake up after 8 hours. No need for an alarm. Felt rested and very happy to go out training. The little bit of stiffnes I felt in my quads yesterday was gone and legs felt fresh from the start.
Looking orward to the next one :)