Yesterday, my 5.4 mile run averaged 13 minute miles. Without the serious incline of the foothills, I averaged 10.5 minute miles. Those foothills? They easily kicked up my heartrate to my zone 5a & decelerated me to at least 16 minute miles.
Today, I biked 20-something miles on a rented road bike. Up. A. Mountain. 2600 feet in less than 11 miles. Check the elevation map.
The ascent took us 1.25 hours - mostly due to my novice mountain climbing. We descended the switchback mountain path in 21 minutes, & I only pedaled about 10 minutes of this.
I took pictures. Click for larger. :)
Where I decided I had enough - just after 4000 ft elevation stop. FYI: Don't stop while on miles of incline. Your legs won't want to continue.
If you want to know more stats about the switchback mountain trek, please click here.