Officially started my first day of training today for the BTR secret race in Oct. I parked in town at the Snow King Resort parking lot and started with a climb up Snow King mtn. This is the local ski hill and gains 1753 feet in just 2.14 miles.
After my Snow King summit, I headed off the back side to tack on an extra 3.5 miles for a total of 5.69 miles and 2,147 elevation gain. I managed to keep everything under my climbing threshold HR. This is very important early season to establish good aerobic strength endurance and increase your fat burning potential. Excellent "first" day.
Most of the time it is more important to run as easy as you can up hills,
not as fast and hard as you can.