Niketown Running Club wore me out last night! Usually I know the workouts ahead of time because it helps with my weekly planning. But I was in the dark about last night. Upon arrival, I found out we were doing speed work. Which I was actually excited about. Then they announced this would be done via HILLS. I do speed work and I do hills, but I do them separately. Until now.
We started with a warm-up of about 1.5 miles which landed us at the bottom of a medium-sized hill. Our job was to sprint up the hill then recover on the downhill (which was about twice as long as the uphill) for a given amount of time. I chose the 20 minute group (choices were 10 and 30 minutes), and I’m glad I did. After 7 of those I was spent. I had a great cool down back to the start for a total of 4.6 miles. It was a fantastically challenging workout – I would have a hard time forcing myself to sprint up a hill on my own, but with the other runners and coaches cheering me on, I really gave it my all.
Tonight is my abs class, and I usually pair it with speed work, but looks like that is going to be a recovery run. These legs need a shake out!
This is my laugh for the day…and I laughed a LOT. #ican’tstoplaughing. #enjoy!