last night I met with ARF [adventure racing friend] after work for a ride/ run brick. ARF loves climbing and planned the ride accordingly.
The first major (and prolonged) hill is New Cut Road. The second major hill is Hilltop. The next is Ilchester. Between 14 and 17 miles are the big initial hill and rollers on College Ave. The last one is Westchester.
Ilchester is 375 feet in about 1/3 mile (450 feet in less just under a mile). Hilltop does 325 feet in about 1/2 mile. Westchester is 275 feet in about 1/2 mile.
blue = elevation; purple = speed [it's AR's speed - I forgot my Garmin - mine is slower]
Total Time: 1h 24m
Total Distance: 17.00 miles
Average Pace: 12.14 Mi/hr
Elevation Gain (ft)+4,310 / -4,384
---- and what does one do after one trashes her legs up the monster hills of Ellicott City ? she runs, of course !
we got back to ARF's house, changed into running shoes, grabbed his dog and set out for a run.
Time: 37m 50s
Distance: 4.00 miles
Average Pace: 09m 28s/Mi
Elevation Gain (ft): +675 / -683
the run felt surprisingly good and the pace, shockingly easy.
and then: croissant turkey sandwhich + fries + beer.
good luck to all racing IMLP this weekend !