Hill day isn’t a day I look forward to most of the time. Yesterday wasn’t an exception. I had to work later than normal and it was still quite warm, but with a nice breeze. The day did get better when TJ said he wanted to run with me, so I had someone to run with.
We ran 2 warmup miles and then hit the hill. As I’ve mentioned before, the hill is quite steep and then less steep but long. It is about a quarter mile long, but you know when you’ve run up it, believe me. I think because it is getting warmer out, this workout was tougher than the last time I ran the hill. I was so out of breath each time we got to the top of the steep section. Then we would finish and go back down to start up again. I made it up 4 times and TJ ran 3 with me and the 4th he ran at his pace, which was just a little faster than mine 🙂
We also saw RS running the hill. He ran it 8 times which is what TJ does if he isn’t running with me. I actually contemplated running more reps up the hill, but my hip has been bothering me and I didn’t want to push it.
So we headed home. Now this wasn’t my normal easy jog home after a hill run. In fact my last half mile was paced at about 8:15 (with a shoe that came untied). So it was a great workout in the end.
Cooler weather returns today with storms and rain. The weekend is going to be beautiful with temps in the low 70s and sunny clear skies.
So much going on in the world. It is nice to get away and run with your kids.
Life is good.