Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Unexpected Hill Workout

The plan was for 7 miles. I did 8. Plan was to run hills...well...there was a huge .40 climb to start, pretty good incline, hopefully that helps with the hills I'm going to see in Washington in July! Then had some downs and ups on the out and back. 3.5 miles in and I turned around and headed back, a couple of good climbs coming back, but I don't think I found a hilly enough course as I just ran it faster than I really thought I would.

Mile 1 - 9:02 (really tough climb)
Mile 2 - 8:10
Mile 3 - 8:14
Mile 4 - 8:15
Mile 5 - 8:12
Mile 6 - 8:15
Mile 7 - 8:13 (pretty decent climb for .3 of the last)
Mile 8 - 8:23

Last mile was thrown in just because, I was already .20 into the next mile by the time I would've gotten to my car.

Guess I'm on a "Pre" kick. I really want to go to Eugene now and run Pre's trail...I wish I had the time when I'm out there next month, but it's not going to happen. Guess I should've stayed one more day and done it. Could've had a ticket for a bit cheaper too!! Ah well. I just watched Prefontaine. After seeing Without Limits I had to see the other right? I cried during it too. I can't say I liked one better than the other either. They both hit on some of the same things and some different things. One thing I wonder about though is his funeral...they were handled different in each movie and you'd think someone would know right?

Last night I met with my academic advisor, got my student handbook (on jump drive even!! Moving with the times!), my student ID (now I can get into movies cheaper!!) and saw a bit more of the school. I went to the bookstore then and found stuff on sale so bought a hoodie (needed a new one anyway) with the school letters on it and coolest of all an under armor compression top (winter wear of course) with the name on it. And each was only $20 plus another 10% off. The UA top alone is worth at least $45 buying at normal price WITHOUT the school name...

Anyway, better get to doing a few things and then crawling into bed. It's going to be an early morning for a run and strength training and hopefully a bike ride too, then staining my deck tomorrow. Fun times!


teacherwoman said...

"Back to school, back to school, to prove to Dad I'm not a fool." ... sorry. A little Billy Madison.

Nice splits on the hill workout! Oof da!

Nicole said...

Nice job on the run. Too bad about Pre's trail that would have been awesome. I'm so jealous I love getting ready to go back to school

Firefly's Running said...

A jump drive?! You did really hit it better than me. Damn!

Annette said...

Glad you got a little hill work in. Too bad about Eugene. Is it too late to change the ticket?

Very exciting about school stuff! When do you start classes?

Have fun staining the deck - ugh! Glad it's you and not me! :)

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

Nice job on the hill training, and on getting ready for school.

Weebs said...

I'm so impressed lately by your running, Dani. You're doing so well. And congrats on the school thing. It's funny, I'm sorta going through the same thing, only vicariously through my daughter who is trying to plan next year's schooling. She will be a senior but is taking some classes at the local college.

Molly said...

I used to llive new school stuff and signing up and everything - so fun!
That is an AWESOME run!
Take Care

Kurt said...

Hills are your friend and will make you even faster and stronger.

I watched without limits last night based on your recommendation. Both movies are good though.