Thursday, September 9, 2010

9 Mile Wednesday and Hill Repeats on Thursday

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!




  1. Hi Sean! Thanks for commenting on my blog! See you're also training for NYCM! So excited!

  2. The BLOG IS BACK! Cool. Great running this cycle Sean. You are growing as a runner every single week... Awesome.