Today was my first hill specific run. My training schedule has "suggested" hills before (4-5 hill repeats 150-200 yards long at 5K pace) but I've always just gone on a regular run because I'm on hills anyway. But today I found a hill and did the repeats at a 5K pace. Since I've never run a 5K before I'm not sure what my 5K pace is, so I just tried to run fast. The hill is maybe 150 yards long and is part of a loop around one of the parks in town. I took the pups and went slow around the loop and then hard up the hill. The loop is probably 1/3 mile long, but I'm not sure. I did 5 loops and a cool-down jog on another path connecting to the park.
My legs felt good and I wanted to run more. I think this is why I've never done these hill repeats before because it's kind of a short workout. I'll see if it pays off on my long run this weekend.
Today: approx. 2 miles
I took a few photos also: