8 miles. I went to the bridge midday to roll through miles. More importantly, to roll through what I didn’t execute properly in the effort to run well in Sunday’s A1-A Marathon.
April Flynn was there, she looked to run AND ride on the bridge. That’s a training day! I was happy to do what I would have done in the morning. If I felt like waking up at 4:20 am.
I ran 1 mile in the parking lot, 6 on the bridge, and 1 cooldown mile back in the parking lot. It was 84 degrees, some sun, some clouds.
My legs traditionally recover faster if I can do this workout post-race after a few days. I do it slowly, but making my legs squeeze out the miles definitely helps.
Bridge and hill running helps if I lean into the effort and grow to employ a tempo pace or sprints. Same is true for the rest of marathon training.
It needs a purpose.