Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hills - 6 x 500 m.

We did 6 repeats of 500 m. hills -- from the base of Fallon Road to the top of the hills on Coursey Line about 500 m. on either side of Fallon. Brian Watson joined us tonight as he is officially starting his training to try to set a 2:55 PR in the Mississauga Marathon (I believe) in May or June this year.

My repeats of the 500 m. hill climbs (roughly the same as Heartbreak Hill along the Boston Marathon route) were: 2:10, 2:09, 2:07, 2:10, 2:12 and 2:03. Jenny was anywhere from 16 to 20 seconds slower than me -- so quite good no matter how you look at it!

The weather was not bad -- about -5 degrees C. with no wind to speak of. Traffic along the road was light -- the occassional car, truck or snowmobile. Footing was okay -- not perfect, but better than other days when we were running on loosely-packed snow (like running on sand).

We both felt good after the run! (Now I go to play hockey in about an hour!)


Anonymous said...

That is so cool. What struck me though.... do you guys have kids?!! If so, how do you find the time for so many non-kid activities, or is there someone like a nanny, grandma etc. on the cruise with you, and looking after the kids during all your runs, hockey, horse riding etc? Curious how you manage to do it all ....

Bruce Lamb said...

Well, the running is easy. While the girls were at dance class or whatever other activity they were involved, we'd go for a run. Whether it be a half our or an hour-and-a-half, we'd fit in our runs whereever we could. And for horseback riding, 95% of the time it is with one of our daughters, who loves horses. Hockey is late at night (10 pm+) when the girls _should_ be asleep. Not so much any more now that they're older!