Thursday, June 23, 2011


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!


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