I love hills, mountains… any topography really. I think that’s from growing up in Florida where the highest peak is a garbage dump. It’s to no one’s surprise that my favorite running workout is hill repeats! In fact, my favorite thing about living in Kansas is the ability to drive out to Colorado any time I want (including this weekend!). I’m pretty sure that I would ditch running on roads for the mountains if I lived out there.
Yesterday, I had a date with my favorite hill in town. It’s on Colorado Street, which I think is homage it’s steepness and height, at least compared to other hills in Kansas. I took my new runner friend, Zeb, along… because well… apparently he’s looking to get the whole runner experience! Hopefully this workout didn’t turn him off too much.
As I was getting ready, Elly was seriously giving me some stink eye. Maybe she just didn’t want me to leave for my run.
I warmed up about a mile and a half, and then I met up with Zeb at the base of the hill. My goal: to run up and down 6-8 times, basically until I tired out. We made it to the top and the view of town was worth it!
After a few goes on that hill, we ran around the neighborhood looking for a few other hills. Zeb cursed me here and there for taking him on this run… but to my defense, I did warn him that it wasn’t going to be easy.
After we finished up, I ran the mile home to cool down and had some tea from my favorite cat lover’s cup!
Oh and this was the elevation profile of the run, not bad for Kansas, right?
What’s your favorite kind of workout? Do you share my love of the mountains and hills?