|The Christmas tree in Porter Valley|
The Round Walk today was much harder than last week's Blacka Moor run. I thought that it might be due to a greater elevation component but on Strava there is basically no difference in total height gain. It might be that the ascent occurs throughout the run whilst moor runs tend to be up outbound and down on the return. This could show that I'm struggling with lactate buildup; do we believe it this theory?
Overall though I'm happy with the pace as it seems to be my fastest attempt:
- April 2013; gaining lots of speed and strength, 2:25
- September 2013; not as strong as I thought I was, 2:34
- December 2013; improving again, 2:22