5 Pax posted to the gloom of Stride for #Speedwork. YHC has always incorporated speedwork into his routine but with a caveat, HILLS! The benefits for hill repeats are numerous. Improved muscular power and running economy with a reduced risk of injury. In simpler terms, running fast uphill will work your muscles more at a slower pace which reduces the risk for injury. Sounds real nice but the other caveat is that hill repeats SUCK and doubly so in 95% humidity! Yes, you heard it here folks. Breaking news, hill repeats suck. The good thing is that no one ever got better doing things that made them comfortable. And don’t forget YHC’s running improvement philosophy. If you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball! Well, if the wrench is a long hill and your ball is running on flat ground. OK, I’m not even sure what I’m talking about anymore. So here is how it went down.
Weather: So humid that the mosquitoes where getting stuck in the air
mosey around the school for a little less than a mile at warmup pace.
Start at the bottom of cemetary hill and sprint to the top.
recover jog back down.
Rinse and repeat until Q calls time.
Recover jog half mile back to SF
total mileage ranged from 4 to 5 miles.
BOM – led by Pepto
- T-claps to the Striders for pushing themselves in less than ideal conditions.
- T-claps to the XL crowd for putting a few extra miles before finding out we were doing hill repeats. OK, YHC knew what was coming and still put in some EC but something is not right with YHC. Think it’s called “A glutton for punishment!”
- T-claps to Pepto for leading the BOM