Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Hill or Two … Again

Wow. Has it really been four weeks since Cal Coast started running hills in Shady Canyon? Yup. And yesterday I ran my second session. Hmm. Last year I was the poster child for consistency. This year not so much.

I’m *not* a person that is gifted with a lot of natural athletic talent (in elementary school my teachers nicknamed my the Walking Encyclopedia). The *only* way I am going to get better is through consistent training. It doesn’t matter how many intervals I whip out, how many hills I run, how many miles I tackle – if I’m not consistent I’m not going to get better.

Last night – 4.3 miles. Got my heart rate above 90% of max for 8 minutes. Oh. And I got to run with Tea Time. Yea!!!!!!

ETP Day 2

  • Training budget: –0.7 miles
  • Calorie budget: –150 calories

12 comments:

  1. I HATE hills - on foot or tires!

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  2. Glenn: thanks for inviting me to run with your running group. I really enjoyed the workout. They sure are fast. Makes me feel like a snail!

    Speaking of...I will let you know how it goes with Snail's Pace. I'm glad I came out yesterday so that I have something to compare it to.

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  3. The Hills are alive with muuuusic....

    Once you start conquering more ofter, I have learned things only get easier :) I need to kick it in the butt on the hills for S.F.! Your doing that one right?

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  4. Great job Glenn! You are really working hard! keep up the great work!

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  5. Have fun racing!! It'll clear your head, a good challenge, focusfocus.

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  6. Hi Glenn,
    Good for you and your hills!! I suck at hills....I really do! We have so many of them in Maple Grove that you would think that I would be liking them more by now:) Not a chance! Keep up the great work Glenn! I will be thinking of you when I tackle a few of them on this evenings run:)

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  7. Great job on the hills.

    Freaking hills.

    I am the same as you - if I don't work very hard at getting better, I will not get better. Makes me want to trip all of those naturally athletic schmucks who can whip out fast times with minimal training. ha.

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  8. Well, you know how much I can't run hills well...yet I just keep doing 'em and doing 'em cuz consistency is the key, as you say! Glute training in the gym helps a lot, too. Keep up the hill work, Glenn...it's gonna reap big rewards soon!!! :)

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  9. I am just starting to run hills and SF is coming up soon! Hope I can improve since I generally AVOID all hills!
    Good job!

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  10. I've been away for awhile but I'm glad to see you are still at it.

    I'd take that "walking encyclopedia" as a compliment if I was you.

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  11. Hi, thanks for the comments. Yes, I am Tea Time's sister that you met in San Diego. I'm the younger and slower sister, lol.

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  12. 90% of max for that long is amazing!

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