Interstellar Adventures

June 29, 2006

The Hills

Filed under: Running Life — by InterstellarLass @ 9:41 am

The hills they are steep. Yes indeedy. But they’re even more steep in Colorado. In fact, there, they’re not even hills. They are mountains. If you recall last August 11 other crazy runners and I traveled to run the Wild West Relay. Well, we’re headed back. Bigger and better this time too. Well, bigger anyway. Last year we were a 12-person team. This year we have a 12-person, a 9-person and a 6-person team. Fewer people on a team means more runing for that team. I’m not stupid. I’m still on the 12-person team.

So last night I ran hills. At Arbor Hills. I love that place. But it was HOT. Damn HOT. So, I was running even slower than my usual snail’s pace. But I hit it on the hills. Head down, and don’t look up till you end up on a flat.

This morning, I ran again. A 1-mile warm-up, then the Nordstrom’s parking garage at the Galleria. It’s supposed to simulate long hills. 6 stories up. And then back down. Ouch! Tomorrow morning I meet with my trainer, and then I plan to try to get in some more hills on Friday night. I think that was the hardest part last year. Or maybe it was the lack of oxygen. Hmmm…can’t breathe versus long hills? Hmmm…


  1. Good for you. I admire you so.

    Comment by Raehan — June 29, 2006 @ 11:44 am |Reply

  2. Hmmmm, I wonder if I run the Nordstrom’s parking garage in Denver, do I get a double hill workout??

    I find the lack of oxygen here to be a plus. The air always felt so heavy to me while running at sea level. I think the lack of oxygen to the brain makes you too dumb to notice. You go!

    Comment by abbynormal — June 29, 2006 @ 2:03 pm |Reply

  3. Hey, smart thinking you!! Running up the parking garage hills. You aren’t messing around. Good luck in your race. And running when it’s so damned hot. You are gonna whoop some a$$!!

    Comment by Carnealian — June 29, 2006 @ 2:37 pm |Reply

  4. Hello Lass. Tag you’re it.

    Comment by Keb — June 29, 2006 @ 2:47 pm |Reply

  5. Did you buy me anything at Nordstrom’s?

    Comment by Coyote Mike — June 29, 2006 @ 2:57 pm |Reply

  6. I have no idea how you do it but totally respect you for every step you run!

    Comment by Claire — June 29, 2006 @ 3:12 pm |Reply

  7. Good.Lord.
    I’m tired just from reading that..
    I need a nap now…

    Comment by KaraMia — June 29, 2006 @ 3:15 pm |Reply

  8. There are people here who get all freaked out and won’t even *drive* in the mountains. You are so cool!

    Comment by Jen — June 29, 2006 @ 11:30 pm |Reply

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