The reason that hill work is speed work in disguise….
because it makes your whole body hurt, you feel a little dizzy at the end of each interval and you question why you are putting yourself through torture… all very similar things to speed work.
You gotta do what you gotta do to get faster right? And for some reason we always feel really good when we finish.
I haven’t done hill repeats in months and this morning I found a good hill that had zero ice on it so I went for it.
5 minute warm-up
Sprint up the hill (each hill repeat took about 50 seconds to get up) and then I jogged down…. 10 times.
I didn’t have my garmin with me so I based everything off of effort but it was a great workout and my buns are already sore. My garmin was out of batteries but I am glad it was because sometimes it is really good to just push yourself based on how you feel rather than on numbers.
After the hills I ran around town at an easy pace for a total of 70 minutes of running.
Another way that I knew that I pushed it for the hills portion was…
It was 18 degrees and I had to take off my coat and gloves and leave them at the bottom of the hill until I finished my repeats because I was so hot.
We ventured out to go get some lunch at THE KNEADERS (they just had to build a store double the size of their last one because so many people want to eat there and the line is always crazy long).
Some of my very favorites: Mom, Mer and turkey/bacon/avocado salad.
And Brooke. She is currently in the ‘climbing everything and anything even if it isn’t stable or remotely safe’ stage.
And she also currently thinks that the monitor is a phone. I don’t dare break the news to her that it isn’t.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST PART OF YOUR DAY!?!?!?