Thursday, January 8, 2009

There's Hills in Texas?

Tuesday night brought another successful TEAM training session. And by successful, I mean leg-squashingly intense. It didn't help that the temperatures had dropped and the wind was howling. We did about a mile warm-up before coming upon a small but long hill. It didn't look too daunting at the time, but after sprinting up it and jogging down it several times, I was beginning to think I was in the Rocky Mountains. According to a teammates handy Garmin, we did close to four miles overall, including the jog back to our meeting spot at Marketstreet.

And, in keeping with tradition, a handful of us followed training with some liquid carb-loading at the pub next door. I think I sucked down more water than ... ugh ... carbs ... but it was nice to actually see my teammates' faces rather than the back of their heads as they pass me on the trail.

In other ramblings, I'm thinking of adding the Fort Worth Cowtown Half Marathon to my schedule. Several of my teammates are doing it, so it might be fun. And definitely good practice!

8 comments:

Marlene said...

Awesome job tackling that hill!

smokeybear said...

You are doing it!!! Keep at it and you will be more than fine!

Adam said...

Ran across your blog (somehow....)

Yeah, hills suck - but they are totally worth it!! You'll be killing it soon enough!!

Katie Udell said...

Wow, your team in Serious!! How often do you train together? Your training reminds me of track practice in high school!!

Sounds like you're doing awesome - and sounds like a fun team! Good luck!

D10 said...

I am so glad you are enjoying your team. Great job on the hills. You will be glad you are doing them.

The Munoz Family said...

That's so great that your running! If you want some more hills, come down to Austin and run in the Texas Hill Country! Good luck on the marathons!

BeachRunner said...

Great job. Having a team sounds like great motivation and support.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Sounds like my kind of team, weekday training and trips to the pub! You're in great company.

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