We did our mile repeats downhill today. There is a pretty popular hill that a bunch of runners do in Provo where you run a mile that is downhill and there is no point during the mile where you have to stop for traffic. There are some kind of flat portions during the mile but the majority is a slight downhill… why would we do this as a workout?
To get our leg turnover fast. We can’t get our legs going as fast on a flat road compared to when we are on the downhill so it helps to build muscles to get those legs moving really fast. It gives you some confidence when you hit paces with this workout that you didn’t think were possible.
It sounds like an easy workout but it really worked us over. By the third mile my legs were feeling very fatigued and ready to be done. We will probably do these every other week.
I finished with 10 miles total by 7:15 a.m. Wam-up, 3 x downhill mile with a recovery jog (shortcut) back up to the start and cool-down.
1st mile- 5:43
2nd mile- 5:27
3rd mile- 5:26
Finished with leg hops… 2 x 50 on each side. The reason we do leg hops is so that you finish your workout practicing a fast cadence. Good to end things on a good note and for your body to remember a fast cadence. These also really help for foot strength. Try them after you finish a hard run and they will burn pretty quickly. Great article HERE that can help you to get your cadence faster and closer to 180 per minute.
My legs are toast and I will take the next 2-3 days easy and my next hard workout will probably be on Saturday.
I am absolutely loving doing speed work in my PureDrifts lately but they do not keep my feet warm. My feet never get cold in any of my other running shoes but I think that these are too light and thin for running outside in the winter. I’ll save them just for indoor track work and whenever spring finally makes an appearance. Oh, and a 5k that I am doing in a few weeks.
Trying to include more veggies back in my life again. Made a chicken, rice, celery (l leave those crunchy), cooked onions and steamed carrots bbq stir fry with a glass of milk for the good ol’ bones.
It feels really good to be home again and back to spending my day reading elmo and
watching the birds.
As you all know, finding money in your pocket is one of the best things in life. It may only be $2 but when I reached in to my sweater pocket and found this it made me really happy.
Are you a milk drinker? If yes, what percent?
What was your Tuesday run/workout?
At what age did you start exercising regularly?