When The Going Gets Tough

The tough keep running.

I think its safe to say that Fall has fully arrived in Wyoming.

I’m ok with that. I love the changing of the season; and I don’t mind what’s coming after Fall. I love the cold and snow.

I got home from work this afternoon and immediately changed into running clothes. Originally I had planned to drive to the park and warm up and do my hill repeats. But anything in Sheridan isn’t too far away so I took my two little feet to the street and was plenty warm before I got to the park and was able to easily transition into the hill repeats.

I’m still learning the proper way to do hill repeats. I figured, for now, as long as I’m dying, in a good way, by the time I get to the top I’m doing something right.

I think tonight’s workout was one of the hardest I’ve done in a long time. As crazy as it sounds…I think I’d rather run 18 miles. Sure I was exhausted at the end, but I didn’t ache nearly as much as I do right now. HOLY QUADS!

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The pictures NEVER do anything justice, but this is the bottom of the hill.

The first intervals are always good indications of where I should be aiming. When I hit 0:58 to get to the top for the first one I pushed myself to stay under 1 minute for the 5 remaining repeats. By the last one I was shot. My legs were jello coming back down the hill.

After I finished the last one I really rested at the top. All the other repeats I immediately turned around and jogged back down the hill.

The view at the top was worth the extra rest taken.

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Looking out over the town. The crisp air and the perfect silence. I could have sat up here for a little while, except I started to shiver soon enough and decided it was time to get my butt working again and head home for the night.

6 hill repeats in the book.

Hope you all are enjoying this day in October.

It is after all HUMP DAY!

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Posted on October 23, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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