Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Quail run killer hill training

This morning's run was hill training . . . I think a good substitute for my long lost and dearly missed buttcamp *a moment of silence please*. 5.32 miles - here are my splits and an elevation chart. I'm not sure how these hills compare to others, but this is hilly for our area.


29 Comments:

Blogger Cliff said...

Holy geez, where are u running. Up and down, up and down.

Love those graphs. Eye candies.

8:18 AM  
Blogger William said...

Thats some high tech training data! I love that spike in speed right around 2 miles when the elevation drops quick.

8:52 AM  
Blogger LeahC said...

wow those hills are awesome! When I was training for the Indianapolis Mini a couple of years ago, I was living in Bloomington, IN and I loved the hills! It made me so much stronger, and in the race if there was a little hill (it's a pretty flat course) I could totally sprint right up it without a problem! Have fun with your new course!

9:52 AM  
Blogger Donks said...

Just signed up for the San Diego Marathon...let the training begin!

10:07 AM  
Blogger Bolder said...

*moment of silence as i think about Susan's ass*

Garmina probably gives you total ascent (vertical gain) over the run...

if it's over 500ft for your run, i'd consider that hilly... if it is under 250 for your 52... not so much... if it is under 10, well, my driveway has larger speed bumps.

no need to thank me, i'm here to help.

10:11 AM  
Blogger E-Speed said...

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11:16 AM  
Blogger E-Speed said...

I tell you what when I do hills on Tuesday night I feel like I have gone to buttcamp.

You will be bootylicious in no time if you stick with hills!

11:17 AM  
Blogger TryAthlete said...

What's that bit at about the 2 mile point where it claims you ran a 35 mins/mile pace? Is that Garmina accurate?

11:21 AM  
Blogger Black Knight said...

Are you running in my city? Here we have all those uphills and downhills.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Hilda said...

I can't understand the elevation chart... I'm stupid.
It is official I am the slowest form everyone, just for one day your numbers were similar as mine, but today you were over hills, woow Susan you are not slow anymore!!
Congratulations for this improvement!!!

11:54 AM  
Blogger Shalini said...

Your Garmina charts are so awesome! I'm jealous-as a Mac person I can't do anything like that with my Garmin.

Love your blog-you're kickin' ass on the hills!

12:24 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Woah. Check out those heart rates! Is that how high your HR is when you normally train? Or was it just because of the hilly terrain?

2:01 PM  
Blogger TriSaraTops said...

Sweet graphs! Great job on the hills!

3:38 PM  
Blogger Kurt said...

Hills are a wonderful way to train and make a great subsitute for speed work.

Watch the heart rate and see about doing a longer flat cool down.

4:01 PM  
Blogger Flatman said...

You are a badass. I hate hills (unless I am on my bike!!!).

4:36 PM  
Blogger D said...

Nice job on a tough hill workout Susan...and of course I will build a track around your house too!

5:48 PM  
Blogger RunderWoman said...

You make me jealous, too!

But, Shalini and others, some good news: Garmin promises to be Mac compatible by Spring 2006. Yay!

6:53 PM  
Blogger Rae said...

Great job on the hills!! I hate hills, but you just gotta do them!

7:32 PM  
Blogger psbowe said...

I need to head for the hills too!

7:46 PM  
Blogger iliketoast said...

Looks very close to a negative split ... yeah you!

7:56 PM  
Blogger susie said...

I'm with Flatman. I hate hills. I hate hills.Really.

8:12 PM  
Blogger CJ said...

I think your highish heart rate might have something to do with running hills - I certainly know how it feels! Good run!

I don't particularly like running hills but I know its good for me and I can kick ass in races.

10:21 PM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

Hey Susan - are you not having the same trouble as me with Blogger? I just spent an hour on a post and lost it all because it just goes round and round in cirles asking me to sign in, on a screen I've never seen before in my life. WFT???!!!

Anyone else here having any trouble?

11:00 PM  
Blogger robtherunner said...

I was going to ask about the heart rate as well. At least we know you're working hard on those hills. Hills are our friends.

11:32 PM  
Blogger Running Jayhawk said...

Wow. That's nuts.

Great job, Susan! I'm impressed!! We have..."a" hill in Chicago...yes, in the singular sense. So if we ever wanna do hills, we gotta go north (think Wisconsin).

1:46 AM  
Blogger Thomas said...

I just love the hills (I better, as there is no flat piece of road around here), and think they make for an excellent training area.

8:06 AM  
Blogger runninturnip said...

Hills will definitely increase your power! Just be careful on the way down them for your knee's sake. What exactly is butt camp?

6:07 PM  
Blogger Zara said...

Oh, how I love graphs... *drool*

Oh, yeah, this is supposed to be about you, right? ;) Awesome job, my fellow wine-lovin', shoe-shoppin', chocolate-eatin' vixen!

6:27 PM  
Blogger IHateToast said...

where is quail run? i don't remember too many hills in dallas. i remember flagpole hill and norbuck park. hills are best when waxed long sticks are attached to plastic padded boots. i like my runs to resemble my own chest: relatively flat with the occasional pebble.

how did you reward yourself? do you want a Timtam?

2:41 AM  

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