Rolling Hills

I found my new favourite rolling hills route last night. And yes, I paid for a babysitter again so I could run outside! Two days in a row….my goodness, I must loving running outside (and love our babysitter).

I had 5k on the training plan but wanted to run 6k for some reason. I also decided I wanted to run some hills since the Maritime Race Weekend Half Marathon has rolling hills.

MRW Half Marathon Elevation Chart

{Source – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/523213160 }

Anyway……………

I went up part of English Mountain Road which is basically “going up the mountain” here. We live in the Valley in between the north and south mountain. So I went up a very little piece of it {my goal someday is to run up the whole thing}. I hit the house/farm area that was my end point and turned around and down Spittal Road.

aug 27 run

I knew generally where Spittal road was going to take me and that I’d probably run 6k but I had no idea of how many rolling hills there were until my babysitter told me. FUN!

elevation aug 27

Went from 40 to 73 and down to 23 then back to 40 in elevation.

Some were hard, some were long and easy. I plowed through a few and slowed down on some! I intentionally wore my new Asics thank so I could be seen on the road as it’s getting darker at night. I even wore my shortest short-shorts (woah) and even managed to match my Asics socks with my outfit – not intentionally planned. I honestly didn’t even know until my babysitter pointed it out, ha!

As I got close to my house, I was at 6.4k and decided to keep running to get an even 7k. A tough run but a great run!

Happy Friday!

Do you have a favourite rolling hill route?

Do you check out the elevation of a race ? Does it even matter to you?

Hope you have a great weekend!

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10 thoughts on “Rolling Hills

  1. Oh man, elevation matters a TON to me! I just ran a half marathon with 900′ of elevation gain, and it was good to know ahead of time so I could prepare! I do have several favorite roads with rolling hills, but I live in a hilly area so it isn’t hard to find! You are going to have a great race by embracing the hills, great job!

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