This weekend's long run was a little......trying. I have read enough Runner's World articles, blog posts, and training books, plus the recommendations of my trainer, to know that the way to get faster is to run hills. Because I am so committed to my goal this year, I have been taking that advice to heart. All of my long runs have included hills. Sometimes I take this advice to an extreme....like this last weekend. The hills on our 8 mile route were nuts. Miz Liz and I started at the Utah Capitol building and started running up.
|2 miles into the run|
|Exhibit A: Minor Hill|
|"Surely you don't mean up there?"|
|That is where we started. Look how far we had run!|
See how red my face is after the worst of the three hills? My face is a friggen tomato! The road is flat behind me but quickly turned into a downgrade. It was much appreciated. The last mile of the run was along a creek. I called HM (yes, while I was running) and asked him and Buckley to meet me in the park where I was ending my run. We met for brunch at a nearby restaurant while I refueled and then headed back to the creek for some family time.
|Eat your hearts out ladies!|
What did you all do this weekend? Training for anything?