Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Hills

I’m going to be quick today. I did a different workout than most mornings and it took a little longer.

Don't worry, I'm not going to write about my latest thoughts on the new season of The Hills. Today was a hill repeat workout. I started with a 2mile warm-up run up 5th Ave and back. Then I did 4 repeats of Cat Hill. Four isn’t that much, really. Six would have been better but I knew I had to watch my time. Cat Hill is about a quarter of a mile, so with the jogs back to the bottom of the hill between each one, I got in another 2 miles. To finish off the workout I did a cool down of another mile on 5th Ave. I wish I had gotten 6 or more miles in, but I feel good about the workout and pretty happy with my performance. I feel like my legs kind of forgot what it’s like to go fast this year, so it’s a struggle to go faster. My lungs are ready to go but my legs need a little coaxing. Good thing my goal for the marathon is to finish and not necessarily to hit a specific time. Never the less, it was a good workout this morning to prepare for this weekend’s race. Grete’s Great Gallop is just over two full laps of the park – which means lots of hills.


I’ve been doing well shaking up my breakfast so far this week. Check out these yummy looking pics! What do you eat for breakfast? Hopefully not a Pop-Tart (just saw a commercial for them after a segment on childhood obesity. Interesting timing, don't you think?)

I hope you all have a great day and don’t forget, Biggest Loser is on tonight!


Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Biggest Loser...YIPPEE! Thanks for the reminder..

Hill repeats are my LEAST Favorite workout but Hill are also my weakest part of my running.

Good work! Mmmmm breakfast looks yummers!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Tara from the last season of the Biggest Loser is doing a Marathon in New York in November?? Wonder if she is running the same one as you?? Hmmmm...that would be COOL.

Lisa said...

I just heard yesterday she's running and read her blog on the marathon website. I am DEFINITELY going to look for her!

Julie said...

I used to dread hills...period. But I did hill training weekly for 6 weeks with my team and learned to like it. I really think a lot of it was mental - in my mind, I was walking before I even got to the hill. But hill work totally pays off too. I sprinted our final "hill" (overpass) at the end of my 18 miler. It was huge for me because I walked that hill for the first 3 weeks of team training.

And yes....Biggest Loser is awesome!

Malecia said...

I need to switch up my breakfast. I keep eating oatmeal with a little brown sugar and Country Crock with orange juice every day! I am going to drive myself nuts, but I seem to have a lot of running energy with oatmeal. PB with toast and cereal looks like a good idea.