trail running5:41 0.54 mi (10:32 / mi) +33ft9:57 / mi ahr:107 max:120 rhr:52 weight:133lbs shoes: pegasus
road running47:53 3.6 mi (13:18 / mi) +2280ft8:19 / mi ahr:148 max:156 shoes: pegasus
Up the Mt. Ascutney road. This is right about half a Mt. Washington, about the same average grade (12%), but only half as long. I ran it in 2006 in 44:10, my notes say I ran the whole way. And then ran the first roughly 2.2 miles of it in 2009 as part of a race to the top of Ascutney, at that point the course used trails for the rest of the way. I did that 2.2 in 28:10, walked some, felt quite tired.
Today was a struggle. It seemed the road was steeper than before, and my watch moved faster, but those are not new sensations. I ran the first mile, and then walked quite often thereafter, usually for a minute at a time with 2 or 3 minutes of running in between. I don't think that's much slower than trying to keep running, and it certainly is easier psychologically, for me at least, though I know others a just the reverse, finding it a real downer to walk at all, like admitting defeat.
My time this time, 29:58 to where the trail turns off, and 47:52 to the top of the road (middle of the summit parking lot), was acceptable. Clearly I can't do what I was doing 5 years ago. I was hoping for under 50, so that was OK.
Who knows what it translates to at Washington. Double it and add 10 minutes? That would be about 1:45. And would be about what I think is possible. But who knows. I guess that's why you run the race.
trail running14:00 0.9 mi (15:34 / mi) +66ft14:33 / mi ahr:138 max:155 shoes: pegasus
Since I was up there, I there I'd go check out one of JJ's launching sites. The trail over there was much rougher than I expected, can't be all that easy to drag a glider over there. And the launch site? Totally terrifying, even though the low clouds meant that there was no view out or down. I beat a hasty retreat.