Walking47:52 2.42 mi (19:47 / mi) +141m16:45 / mi ahr:111 max:195
Running51:44 5.64 mi (9:10 / mi) +113m8:38 / mi ahr:172 max:214
I guess it's as good as it gets considering my measurable lack of fitness and dietary restraint, and my immeasurable hubris. My friends beat me - passed me around mile 1.5 as I was failing to recover from a too hard attempt on the climb.
I got my mojo back slightly on the flat return, and could see them! but they must have been moving okay and I couldn't not get better than 8:30 ish out of high 170 bpms.
Walking22:18  1.02 mi (21:51 / mi) +3m21:41 / mi ahr:73 max:84
Running35:07 2.69 mi (13:03 / mi) +2m13:02 / mi ahr:114 max:157
Felt better. Not that we were moving at anything resembling pace, but still felt better. And now looking...the hr reflects it.
I debate my best Great Turtle 5.7 mile strategy. Can't possibly PR this year given lack of discipline/exercise. But how can I minimize how far off?
I am leaning towards 9:00 ish up the hill, then roll towards 8:00 as best I can on the way back, using hr to correct (I'll tolerate 190 up the hill, and then shoot for 175 once it levels off). If my friends' recent half is an indicator they'll be closer to 9:00 so maybe I can hold them off.
To think I did this at more like 7:15 in the past....