Monday, June 25, 2012

Hill Repeats

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

Pine Lane to Boston Store

Here's a video from last year of the hill going down to Boston Store from the Pine Lane side.  Definitely a lot drier this year than last!


Sunday, June 03, 2012

Building Back Up

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!