Friday, March 5, 2010

How Quickly We Forget

Pre-OTS I used to run a hill session every Thursday with the running group. I haven't done any hills since October and how quickly my legs have forgotten how to run them. This last Thursday was Coach Chris's birthday and I had to get his birthday cake to him so I decided to go to hills, deliver the cake and then go off on my own on the flatter stretch of Mt Coot-tha. I would like to say with my new-found familiarity with said flatter stretch, that there are NO flatter stretches on Mt Coot-tha. There are only hills - up-hills and down-hills of all lengths and gradients.

I managed to run 10k and felt pretty good but within only a few hours I could feel that special feeling that only intense workouts bring - DOMS (except there wasn't much delay in the onset of the muscle soreness)

When I woke up Friday I could really feel the love. (Who said that love doesn't hurt?) And again today on my LSD run the memory remained. But the good news is that I managed both Thursday's and today's runs keeping my HR at a respectable level and not feeling like throwing up for the rest of the day.


  1. Nothing beats a great hill workout! You'll get your hill mojo back soon and feeling great! Woohoo!

  2. Not throwing up is always a good thing!
    It's a good feeling to conquer a hill workout...keep remembering that through the pain!

  3. No picture of Coach's cake?
    Nice job on the 10k run and hills and not throwing up all day, NO FUN!


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