Tuesday, August 11, 2009

13 hills & Blogger issues

I joined a handful of friends tonight to run some hills. It has been a long time since I've done repeats. There's a good number of hills in most of my runs and our coach always includes a few doozies in our long runs, but repeats are a whole other ball game.

We set out on a 3K warm-up (which was also hilly!) before arriving at The Hill. It was very short, but very steep. And we were off! We all ran at our own pace, tackling the repeats one at a time. Some walked down the hills to recover, but I preferred to maintain a slow jog.

The goal was 12 repeats and I decided to pause briefly at the top after each four for a few sips of water. This helped break it up and I found that I was ticking them off one by one without any problem. Yes, I was tired, but seeing my friends on all the ups and downs (and giving each other a little cheer) really helped keep my mind off it.

Soon enough, I had finished 12! As I was resting at the top, someone somehow convinced me to run one more while waiting for the others. At first I thought, no way... but before I knew it, there I was jogging to the bottom of the hill for some more punishment.

13 done! What a workout.

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Some time this afternoon, Blogger seems to have wiped out my entire reading list. This has happened before, but I can usually get it back after refreshing. Not today. Sooo frustrating. Apparently I'm not the only one. I just hope I get my blogs back soon!

35 comments:

Mama said...

Great job on the workout!

MCM Mama

Boris T. said...

I've had that happen too, but it came back after a couple of hours. I hope your list doesn't disappear.

Mark said...

Great job on the hill repeats!!! Those will really get you in shape! Doing the last one really built character,you are training so well!

RunningLaur said...

Way to knock out those hills!

Hope your reader comes back to life, I'd be pretty traumatized!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

sweet job on the hill repeats! Looks like your blog roll is back up :) Yay!

ShutUpandRun said...

Nice work. Damn those repeats are hard..

Meg Runs said...

Great job do just one more hill...you're tough!

Carlee said...

awesome workout; sounds tough...i give you a lot of credit

Carly said...

Nice work!

Lily on the Road said...

you're a machine, and yes, I was wiped out too!

J said...

That totally stinks about the blogs! But great job on those hills! Running with a group makes it much more fun!

D10 said...

Nice hill work! It is nice having others around to help push you during a tough workout.

Denise said...

You're a bad azz!! Way to go with the work out!

Stupid blogger.

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

BLOGGER HAS DONE THE SAME THING TO ME!

I'm running around trying to remember all my favourites! Thank god they're in my URL memory!

YAY to you for hills! You're the bomb!

Jenn said...

Wowzers. The thought of 13 hills makes me want to nap!

Shannon said...

Great job on the hills!!! Booo to blogger issues!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

great job on your workout!!

i hope your blogger list is restored.

trialsoftraining said...

13 repeats?! oooh man, my legs would be completely dead. nice work!! :)

Lacey Nicole said...

are you kidding?!?! 13?! wow. that's mentally exhausting, not to mention actually running it. way to GO!!!!!! that really is awesome that your friends were all doing this, too, just goooooooooooooo!!! :)

Heather said...

Awesome workout! I have to start getting some hills in . . .

cami said...

My legs started aching just from reading about your running. And yet you make it sound so easy -oh yeah, 13 hill repeats, no sweat. Great job Marlene!!! :)

Morgan said...

Rock on woman! 13 hill repeats?!?!? You are a goddess of the hills! LOL!

cami said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention. Losing your followers is an OS problem. Mine didn't show for almost a week when I was viewing the page in IE8, yet they were visible in Safari (MAC OS) -go figure! Don't worry -your followers haven't gone anywhere and you'll be able to see them soon. I'm actually able to see your followers right now ---all 140of them!!! :)

Running Around Acres said...

great job on the hills. kind of wish I had hills here, just a few small lumps of grass.

Kelly said...

Mine went away for a little while too- I hope yours comes back!!!

Jamie said...

Great job on 13 hill repeats! That is awesome!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

You STUD!! FYI my list is back...yippee!! Hope yours comes back soon...

X-Country2 said...

Great workout! You're SUCH an over-achiever!

lindsay said...

13?!? got any of those drugs leftover? ;)

niiice job marlene - really impressive!

Jen and Rob said...

Way to rock out those hills!!!!

M-Rah said...

Oh No! So sorry to hear about losing your reading list!!! I hope it comes back, too! In better news: AWESOME HILL WORKOUT!! Yikes, 13?!?! That's totally AWESOME!!!!!

Nitmos said...

You're a glutton for punishment. You know you wanted that 13th repeat. You know you needed that 13th repeat. Well done.

Toni said...

Great job on the repeats! 13...Wow!

The Happy Runner said...

ROCK ON!!! That's great job on those hill repeats! Woo hoo!

Amanda said...

Great job on your hills!!