Three Things Thursday

1.  I have a cold and it sucks.  Spud thoughtfully passed it along last week and now I’m stuffed up, but have a drippy nose at the same time (?).  Hopefully getting out to run will get it out of my system.

2.  I abhor am learning to love hill repeats again.  Every training cycle I do them and then after every race I slack off.  I completed week 1/7 yesterday with 4 repeats.  I’m supposed to do 600m hills with a grade of 6-8%.  I figure that my 410m hill with an average grade of 10% (12% for 200m, turn corner, 8% for 210m) is good enough.  Thankfully my friend came by with her little girl and she was nice enough to watch the kids at a park while I ran.  This meant that I didn’t have to push Spud up the hills with me.  I know I won’t be this spoiled every week, but it made my run so much more enjoyable!

3.  I’m off to bake.  I don’t do it often – it’s more Colin’s thing, but I can make a couple of things pretty well.  Today it’s Apple Crisp and Banana Bread.  Good thing I run so often so I can eat what I make! 

Finished product: Is it bad that I want this to be my dinner when I get back from clinic?


10 responses

  1. I am with you on hills. My body can never get used to them.

    February 10, 2011 at 11:30 pm

  2. Nice job on the hill repeats! I find it really hard to motivate myself to go out and get them done

    February 11, 2011 at 12:45 am

  3. Yummy on the baked goods! And hope you feel better soon!

    February 11, 2011 at 1:37 am

  4. Mum

    Whine…snivel…I have bronchitis. Please send Colin over with our share of the baked goodies, which look fabbilous. Oh, and by the way: Way to go on the training runs!

    February 11, 2011 at 2:56 am

  5. Oh wow, I can almost smell the bread from here. It looks delicious!! Hills are a love/hate thing aren't they…hate to do them but love when they are done!

    February 11, 2011 at 5:30 am

  6. banana bread sounds absolutely delicious right now! 🙂

    February 11, 2011 at 5:40 am

  7. I want a piece. They look awesome.


    February 11, 2011 at 12:49 pm

  8. I would totally make that my dinner! It's fruit, it's practically healthy!

    February 11, 2011 at 1:45 pm

  9. My hill repeats were tough last night. I realized I lean wayyyy too much forward when I do them and need to be more upright. I think I looked like a little old lady last night.

    February 11, 2011 at 1:56 pm

  10. i hate hills. i know how important they are. good fo ur for getting it done!

    February 11, 2011 at 2:43 pm

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