I am just about settled in to my new place. I don't have internet yet, but I am hoping that will change tonight. I did a fairly hard 9 mile effort yesterday. The 2nd mile was 9:24, but each mile after that was below 9:20 with the last two miles below 8:30. I really had to go all over Cheyenne to get in the miles. When I can get the Garmin so upload I will post the map which is pretty interesting.
I had been having some pretty strong calf issues the last few weeks. I had been given the advice to buy some compression sleeves. I did and am absolutely amazed at the difference. I decided to go ahead and do a hill workout today and see how they would hold up.
I left the house around 6:20 and did about a mile and 3/4 warm. I ended up at the bottom of Pershing near Carey J.H. Growing up this always seems like such a long steep hill, I decided it would be neat to run it as a workout. The hill is really steep...but it does not last the .25 miles that I like to shoot for when I do repeats. On top of that, since there isn't much room, a family put their garbage can right in the middle of the sidewalk. It would cause me a few issues for each trek up and then back down. I was surprised how tired I felt at the top and I hadn't even gone .25. I could tell it had been awhile since I did this workout. I ended up doing 6 repeats with each one getting harder and harder to complete. The last repeat I hit the wrong bottom and stopped my watch. No biggie. I ran an additional mile home and continued with my day. It was a very hard workout, but one that needed to happen. I am feeling really good 5 hours later....really good....
Thanks for reading!