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.