Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Up-Hill Mile

This morning I met some of my favorite people at the pool with the intent of sending off 2008 right. We worked ourselves until our arms were filled with cement and now I might have to spend all of 2009 recovering.

Perfect way to end the year!

I've been trying to figure out how to incorporate more quality running into my routine. It's hard when you're running with a baby jogger a lot, so I take the opportunity for faster stuff whenever I can get it. Lately I've been using my run home from the pool to get a little speed in. It's only a mile, but it's mostly up hill so sometimes after a really hard swim it presents a challenge.

I started timing myself on this Up Hill Mile a few weeks ago. 8:25. Next week? 8:00. Then 7:37. Then 7:36. I figured I'd hit a little plateau where I'd stay for a while, hovering around 7:30...

But this morning, to finish out 2008...

In 2009, I will get that into the 6's...
Happy New Year!

6 comments:

TrainingtoTri said...

Wowza! One fast momma.

Angela and David Kidd said...

Great job! Nothing like seeing the times drop to feel good about the work you are putting in.

Rebecca DeWire said...

What a fun post! I love that you photographed the proof. Congrats on getting faster. Isn't it fun tracking your progress after having a baby?

N.D. said...

That's awesome!! I love it. It must feel so good, whereas I'm on the other end!!! Sounds like a great swim. I'm drooling over your workouts. Happy New Year mama!

Clare said...

that's an awesome way to end the year!

Kate Parker said...

Happy New Year!