Thursday, June 23, 2011

Changes

As I was driving to Sweetwater Creek State Park this morning, it occurred to me that a lot has changed in my running. Not that long ago, I went out of my way to avoid running hills and this morning I was driving specifically to go up and down hills.

My goal this morning was to do an Afton Trail Run simulation so I climbed and ran down Jack's Hill a total of seven times.

Here is the profile of one half of the Afton Trail Run:



Here is the profile of the run I did:



I had a great time. It wasn't too hot, but it was very humid and rained for about half the time I was out there. It rained just enough to keep the trail soft, but not enough to make it sloppy.

I was happy with my effort, just nine more days until the Afton Trail Run 50K!

3 comments:

GeorgiaSnail said...

Jack's Hill...nature's stairclimber!

johnmaas said...

Why hill training?? We aint got no hills in Minnesota :)

Running with MTP said...

Your mean Mr Maas.

I am in the same boat - By nature a flatland pavement pusher. This year I drive 1x a week 30 minutes each way to do hill repeats and 1x a week 60 minutes each way for a hilly trail run.

It will serve you well - Now for a nice taper.

Have a great race!

Michael Henze