As I mentioned a few days ago, I will be running the Rock’n’roll half marathon in San Francisco! I registered on Monday and BOY am I excited. So you know what that means, don’t you? Hill training. Tuesday mornings are generally my drill mornings where I do hills, tempo, fartleks etc. Yesterday I started with hill repeats. Nothing too crazy!
Total run: 8.74 km
# of hill repeats: 4
I sort of changed how I have done hill repeats in the past. Before I would put about 45 seconds on the clock and run as far up on the hill as I could. But some hills, 45 seconds isn’t enough time and I rather run right to the top. I did 2 repeats of Moss street hill (between Richardson and Rockland). 1 repeat in Pentrelew Pl. 1 repeat on Robleda Crescent. I am really bizarre, in that I really actually love doing hill work.
I forgot how it feels to work my body on a run like that. I am definitely sore because I also did…P90X 3. I also did the disk that I usually do on Thursdays. Whoops! That is okay.
It is funny how much I really didn’t realize I missed running until this week. Sure I missed it and I said it to you guys and on my Youtube…but I didn’t entirely grasp HOW MUCH until this week. I really did lose apart of me last year. I really enjoy training for goal races. I really enjoy getting up early, having my oatmeal, strapping on my hydration pack and leaving for a few hours. I really enjoy that accomplishment of having run 30 km on a Sunday morning and being able to veg out in my compression socks after an awesome ice bath. I really love juggling marathon training and crosstraining. When I am in training like this, I feel so empowered, strong and not to mention beautiful. This is my happy place. Okay, enough cheesiness.