Who says that as you are running up a hill?
I feel like I am kind of floundering. I haven’t really chosen a plan to get me prepared for the Rock n Roll Half coming up shortly. I think I am going to go with Kerrie’s idea and just kind of wing it for the next few weeks. I throw in a few longer runs and some hill intervals and speed work as I desire. I wonder if that will get me a sub 1:50 half? No? Hmmm…..
Saturday I headed to the track with my Little Buddy in tow so I could do some quarter sprints. We were both excited until I pulled up to see the field all decked out for the University’s graduation ceremony. Crud. But being the calm, cool, collected and quick mommy-thinker that I am I remembered a tiny track at a local elementary school. It is fenced it, has a sweet play ground AND is dog friendly! I could kill three birds with one stone (run, dog, park!)! We swung by the house to grab Lazy Dog and hit the park! The track is a small cinder track and it takes about a lap and a half to get a quarter of a mile. I decided to do one fast lap then one slow lap and repeat for three miles. By the end I was tired and felt I had gotten a good workout.
Saturday’s stats: 3 miles- 25:59
Average pace: 8:38
Fastest pace: 6:18
I even did some plyometrics and lunges after I was done running.
Today I decided to run 5 miles and found myself running down the big, ridiculous hill to Old Town. Oops. Here is the elevation for today’s run:
I guess it doesn’t really look all that bad, but trust me…it is. At one point I was standing at a street catching my breath when a nice man pulled up and started talking about the hill. I told him I needed a ride to the top and he laughed and said he was heading down and he should take me down as a punishment for trying to cheat. Silly man in your comfortable car…as he drove off he yelled, “Enjoy!!” He had a 26.2 sticker on his bumper. I am sure he has run this hill a few times….I finished this hill and headed for home.
Today's stats: 5 miles-41.59
Fastest mile: 7:57
Slowest mile: 8:58 on the hill!
And to make today’s run ever better I got the stuff that I ordered from Amazon with my Mother’s Day gift certificate!! Here is my new running hat by Outdoor Research! It’s not black. It’s not a men’s hat… LOVE IT!!!