This just in:
Running up an incline is harder than running with no incline.
I'm wiped. Smoked. Burnt. Toasted.
warmup at 5mph for 5 minutes. Press the incline button to 4%, 6.0mph 1-2 minutes. walk. Do it again, but 5%, 6.5mph. walk. 6%, 7mph. walk a little longer. Again, 6%, 7.5 mph.
Then asskicker of the year: 7%, 8mph, 2 minutes. Then slowly decrease by .5% and .5mph until I'm soaked.
I'm not going to do that again for at least a couple days. Damn.
Makes running 3 miles at 6 and 6.5 mph seem like a total cakewalk, even for this old lady.
You gotta try it. Burn yourself to the ground. Smoke til you choke.
Another great "duh" moment on CoT.
July 12th, 2007 10:21pm
I know. I'm proud of myself. Just thought I'd share.
I never have done uphill runs. Not sure what got into me.
back in HS cross country we'd do hill sprints a couple times a week. run up the 1/8 mile hill as fast as you can, walk down, run up, repeat 20 times. go home. it was tougher than the 7 mile runs.
July 12th, 2007 11:44pm
I was just reading about the Tour de France. Apparently mere mortals can't even think about it. This year it's 2,200 miles in 20 days at an average speed of about 25 mph with only two rest days. The course includes lots of mountains and the riders consume about 6000 calories/day to maintain their energy.
July 13th, 2007 12:17am
I don't remember what a flat jog is anymore. When I jog on the weekend, the firt couple miles is all uphill, followed by downhill at the halfway point. Been doing it for years and years. It makes it very hard to keep a decent, constant pace, even after the fact that it's steep no longer bothers.
Heh. That's the difference between Chicago and LA.
>>> Apparently mere mortals can't even think about it.
only guys who are on the juice can think about it.
July 13th, 2007 1:09am
July 13th, 2007 4:08am
> Another great "duh" moment on CoT.
July 13th, 2007 6:38am
Quick strength builder: Find a very steep hill. 45 degree slope is ideal. Doesn't need to be very tall, maybe 30 feet of slope. Put somebody near your own weight on your back. Run up. Walk down. Repeat.
We did that a couple of times a year when I was a sprinter, near the beggining of training. Great muscle builder. A few practices with this intensity and I really did have the bulging pants-splitting muscles.
HA - try this - starting tomorrow...
The Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Run is a challenging 30-mile foot race along the Baden-Powell Centennial Trail from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove. It provides runners with magnificent city, mountain and ocean views, as they go up and over the mountains which grace the North Shore of the city of Vancouver, climbing 8,000 feet and descending another 8,300 feet in the process. Running Wild magazine has recognized the race as one of 25 toughest races in North America.
July 13th, 2007 12:05pm
Holy shit. "Kneeknacker" should be "BallBuster".
They may have a significant number of female participants. But yes, it does sound like a ball buster to me.
Can't be any worse than boobs over C cup size.
You walk with your boobs?
July 13th, 2007 5:52pm
Hmmm. I wonder about this uphill running. I'm at this moment, eating every damn thing I can find in my pantry and fridge.