Last night at our running clinic, we started hill training. I may have mentioned this before… I really am not fond of hill. Oh, and we live in a completely flat city. Seriously. There is ONE hill, built over a former landfill. Aptly nicknamed – Garbage Hill. (We’re very imaginative).
So we arrive at the clinic, and we’re doing hill training. The selected hill? A nearby overpass. We are supposed to run 3 sets of hills, but this overpass is so short and the incline so low that we run over it (up and down) and back (up and down) for one set, so I guess technically we kind of ran 6 hills. Funny thing, though? I ran them fast! Total run, including warm up and cool down was 5 miles, and I ran in in 48:31. I’m really happy with that, and I felt pretty good. Maybe hills don’t suck as much as I thought….
I’m still struggling with super tight calves, and one of my knees is tweaky when I do hills though, I think my IT band is tight. I’m rolling as I type this, and I have a massage scheduled for this morning. I need to loosen these knots and try to keep my legs healthy. Plus I’m sure it will relax some of my stress too.
Goals: Monday was such a busy day – I did get my bike ride done, and some reading. That’s it.
1. 1 workout
2. Deal with some work issues
Nope, that’s it.I hope to do more, but frankly, I’ve been so busy this week, I’m not optimistic!