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?


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

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

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


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