Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Workout Wednesday!

This was going to be a Wordless Wednesday post but I couldn't shame myself into posting pictures of my messy office and house.  Both of those locales are in dire need of some TLC and have been occupying my waking hours today.  I didn't make any progress on cleaning up my desk, but I've got two loads of laundry done.  They tumbled and dried while I ran back and forth to CVS twice and ran hill repeats.  Yup, you heard me.  I decided to be brave and try some hill repeats.  I didn't have to travel far, as I live at the top of a 300 yard hill. BONUS.  I ran a one mile warm up and then got down to business. 10 x 300 yard hill repeats with 300 yard recovery jogs back to the bottom of the hill.  I did the first 5 in 7:53 and the second 5 in 7:29.  I'm really impressed that I was able to run the hill faster in the second set of 5.  No breaks at all except the recovery jobs down the hill.  I decided to time them in two sets just to see how I would do as the repeats progressed.  I averaged 1:32 per repeat.  For some reason I had a hell of a time trying to calculate how far I actually ran, all told, so I'm giving up.  It isn't that important, I suppose.  Of course, if someone else wanted to try and do that for me,  I wouldn't stop them. I also couldn't find out what the grade on the hill was either, so if someone knows how to look that up online, I would be grateful. 

I'm interested to see how I feel tomorrow morning.  I expect that my legs would be a bit sore.  I can't remember the last time I did hill repeats.  I always charge the hill at the end of all my runs, just never over and over again, on purpose.  At any rate, its already after 9 and I feel like I have so much left that I wanted to take care of today.  Dexter is on in the background as I eat a late dinner, fresh baked bread smeared with goat cheese and topped with vegetarian buffalo wings.  Random, but delicious.  How was your day?  Did you get a good workout in? Do you like to multi-task your workouts, like I did with the laundry? I don't do it all the time but when I do I feel extra-productive.


  1. ummm AWESOME job on the hill repeats! I definitely want to incorporate some hill repeats into my training...I just need to start running again. haha! Have been taking a nice break this week but I think I have needed it :) I am so impressed with your times! Sounds like a great workout!

  2. Awesome job with the hill repeats! I am way excited to add hill training into my training for my next marathon.

  3. Next time I'm down, I'll have to give that hill a go. Fantastic job!