Since the knee surgery about 2 months ago I have not run on back to back days. Late yesterday I did get another run in, coming the day after a somewhat successful 8 miles on the Greenland Trail, I got a few miles in near home.
There is a small hill, a little less than a 100' climb for 1/4 mile that is nearby - is good for hill repeats. I did these a fair amount this Spring but have done none since.
2 miles warm up then 4 repeats - I tried, but was unable to get any kind of push uphill on any of the 4 attempts. A few factors I think involved...... had run fairly hard the day before, a sugar rush from a packet of Jelly Beans earlier that afternoon had worn off, I'm running a little heavy - about 4 to 5 pounds up since the Marathon in May, then there was that surgery thing - but I feel it is almost about time to stop using that as an excuse.
2 miles after to bring the total to 6 miles. A lot slower than when I did these in the Spring, but I'm still happy with being able to get the run in and feel quite good this morning. Will take today as a rest day and should be able to get out tomorrow morning for a decent run before the kids soccer games.