Quick update…

I ran. I ran until my muscles burned and my veins pumped battery acid. Then I ran some more. ~ The Narrator

Been a bit swamped of late but that hasn’t stopped the¬†shenanigans. Raced in a 2K event last Thursday (Uni-Hill 2K in Boulder). Placed 8th with a time of 7:19 which is a little slow for 2K but not too bad on this hilly course. Training is going well and I have been logging solid 50+ mile weeks with some cross training thrown in the mix (yoga mostly, but I actually swam at the gym on Sunday for a bit). Did a really hard workout with the Gijima crew yesterday. Give this a whirl if you are in the mood for a killer run:

  1. Warm up for a couple of miles
  2. Find a long, steady hill
  3. Run up at a sustainable, but soul-crushing pace for 3 minutes
  4. Jog down for 3 minutes
  5. Run up for 4 minutes. Try not to cry.
  6. Jog down for 3 minutes
  7. Up 5 minutes. Don’t worry about what others think of you openly sobbing.
  8. Down 3.
  9. Up 5 again. Start to question your own sanity.
  10. Down 3.
  11. Up 4. Same pain, less duration.
  12. Down 3.
  13. Up 3 but then really stretch it to about 4:30 to finish on top of some heinously steep hill. Puke on your teammate’s new Hokas.
  14. Cool down for a couple miles.

Yeah. Marathon training is fun.


[edit]: No Hokas were harmed in the production of this post.

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