Sunday, February 8, 2009

Hill repeats on 55th West

I planned on going up to 70th for hill repeats this morning. I drove to our new house, which we still don't live in yet (it is being painted this week), and it was cold and windy so I decided just to run around the neighborhoods. I ran from my house to Lane Park (1.5miles) and back for a 3 mile warm up. Then I did 10x30 second hill repeats on 55th W. just south of Ave. N. This hill is still nothing compared to 70th. The grade on 55th ranges from 7-10% at best. I finished with a 2 mile cool down for a total of 6 miles. It took me that 3 mile warm up to get my legs going, I was stiff from yesterday. I felt better after the workout then I did before.

By the way the elevation at the new house is 2600 ft (almost exactly).

Total weekend mileage: 18

Track news: Shalane Flanagan broke the American Record for the Women's indoor 5k at the Boston Indoor Games this weekend. She shattered the record (held previously by Marla Runyan) by 20 seconds and ran 14:47. See her post race interview here.

The US Cross Country Championships were also this weekend. The men run 12k and the women run 8k. Meb Keflezighi won the men's race and Emily Brown of Minneapolis won the women's race. Delilah DiCrescenso (the inspiration for "Hey There Delilah") was 4th in the women's race. Results here.

Finally, Jordan Hasay, high school phenom out of San Luis Obispo, signed a letter of intent to run for Oregon. See her press conference here (yes that's right, she had a press conference).

1 comment:

Dale Lister said...

Thanks for the news...