Monday, June 25, 2012
After work, I went over to Firestone Metropark across the street and did hill repeats on the hill that runs parallel to South Main St. I brought a gallon of water with me. The temperature was cool with a nice steady breeze especially at the top. I ended up doing 15 repeats. Each one was .2 miles so I got 3 miles of uphills and 3 miles of cool down in between each repeat.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Sunday, June 03, 2012
The last two weeks have been a great start to training for my Fall races. I got 30 miles in two weeks ago and 39 this week. I ran a long run with Taylor Sowers on Saturday morning, starting from Pine Lane and going to Snowville Rd and back for 18. I felt really good going up the big climbs. The mixing in of swimming and lifting throughout the week also seems to be helping a lot to keep my legs strong and fresh. My goal for Pikes Peak is to just enjoy it and for Oil Creek to finish it. That doesn't mean I won't be shooting for a good time, but it isn't the top priority. The key to continuing to train hard, for me, is to keep lifting. I can definitely notice my quads and calves getting stronger by sight and feel during runs. There's nothing better than going on a run and it feeling effortless. Combine that with the cool weather we had this weekend and it made for some of the best runs I've had in awhile!