Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday run

It was a great one! I was feeling undermotivated before I went out, but am very glad I did.

I had not especially thought of tapering for the NYC triathlon, as I've missed several weeks of training this summer already and my only time goal for the year involves the November marathon, but in fact it belatedly occurred to me that (a) I do care about my time in this race also and (b) I have to do a ton of work this week, and taken together this spells TAPER!

So I didn't swim this morning, and I did indeed have a very productive work day (plus a two-hour nap at midday!), and then a good run. Saturday's run reminded me that I do like running hard as well as easy....

I regret to say that I haven't been training on hills at ALL as far as running goes - no hills in Cayman, only 1 run in London, no running at all while I was sick, etc. etc. So I went and did 2x round the Harlem Hill loop, only in the clockwise direction, which is the direction we'll run on Sunday - the grade is easier than the other way round, but it is a LONG slopey hill of significant mental challenge, and I thought it might be worth pondering a bit. First time pretty hard effort, second time trying to concentrate on light easy fast feet and going a bit easier.

It is a decent hill running back up home from the park, too, so I feel I got a thoroughly satisfactory workout (and that I must do that hilly loop rather than my habitual flat Riverside run some more times before I go away again in August!).

5 miles (hills)

2 comments:

Wendy said...

Head for the hills! ;-)

Brent Buckner said...

One may simulate hills on a treadmill....