Thursday, February 16, 2012

What did I just get myself into?


I knew Cincinnati had hills...really I did, but I didn't think about looking at the elevation for the 1/2 marathon.  Until now...
I know you're all thinking "Is that a 3 mile downhill at the end of 13.1? Awesome!" but that first 3/4 looks a bit tough.  Is that a 6 mile hill? Darn it, the 10k wasn't bad last year, but this is way more of a hill than some bridges over the Ohio River. 


Here's my typical run elevation.

Looks like I'm going to have to find 6 mile hill to practice. Lol.  I'll just say sorry to Carrie now for convincing her to do the half. :-)

Meanwhile in week 1 of 1/2 marathon training this is what I did/will do:

Monday: Run 3 
Tuesday: Spin (20 miles)
Wednesday: 5x400 @5k pace Spin:  6x400 sprints on bike plus pyramids of seated/standing 20 miles 
Thursday: Spin run 3.2 miles at 8:15 pace
Friday: run 3?
Saturday: xt (TRX?/Spinning?)
Runday:  Long run (not so long run) of 4 miles (with a hill- big one at that)?


Looks like I'm going to have to incorporate some  hill training into the mix this Spring.  Any suggestions?

3 comments:

  1. Oh my hills. Yeah, that doesn't look too fun.

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  2. The hills at Clyo and Alex Bell have served me well. It's not 6 miles long, but they are steep.

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  3. @Tara,
    That's what I was thinking...

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