Thursday, March 20, 2008

3/20 Hills

Man, hills on the treadmill are still tough! I can't believe what a huge difference a little change in grade makes. Five percent and it was killing me! and this thing goes up to fifteen percent? What's that for?

Planned:
30 min run (8:15)
finish with 6 x 60 sec uphill sprints (mile pace effort)
easy jog down for recovery

This morning went pretty well, anyway. I don't know about "mile pace effort" on those hill repeats, but I sure couldn't have gone much faster and lived.

Actual:
30 minutes @ 8:15 pace
6 x 60 second sprints (5 percent grade) @ 6:30 pace
8 minute cool down @ 9:1 pace
5.91 miles in 50 minutes

1 comment:

SnowLeopard said...

Yep, hills kill! I did some sprints this morning at 6:00, but flat. Yeah for sprints (even if I felt dead tired afterwards for it)!