Yesterday saw the end of Week 2 of 10k training.

Intervals are the hardest and least enjoyable for me so I opted to get that crap done first. Tuesday was kind of a crummy day so I ran at the gym. The plan called for 6 minutes of running 2 minutes of walking. You wouldn’t think 2 more minutes would be that big of a deal…but I’m here to tell you they were.

I think if I found out I had a short time to live, I’d go run intervals on a treadmill. Treadmill minutes seem last about 100 years, and interval treadmill minutes seem to last FOR.EV.ER.

Thursday a friend and I did a long run over at Bear Creek Lake in Morrison. Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 8.19.48 PM

 

We managed almost 5 miles in a little over an hour! It was a good place to run, with a wide paved walkway and some hills at the start but flat once you get near the lakes.

Yesterday Lynne!  and I met up for our hill run. We ended up running later in the day and man, was it hot.

We started out at Mt. Falcon and did the hiker only Turkey Trot Trail. Let me tell you. This turkey did not do much trotting.

We were hoping for some trees to give us a little bit of relief from the sun, but we were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Luckily, we had so much to catch up on we could just power-hike and chat.

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All total we did almost 4 miles  with 938 feet of elevation gain. Turkey Trot eventually meets up with Castle Trail and we were able to run the downhills of Castle Trail. Added benefit: it was also a little more shaded. image-7

Mt. Falcon has some really cool views of Red Rocks from different points on the trail, this was actually in the parking lot right before we left.

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Not a bad view while we stopped to catch our breaths. If you squint REAAAAALLLY hard you can see Denver way in the back.

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Lynne is not only my motivator but my own personal paparazzi. Not only is it kinda fun to have pics of our adventures, but now I also have photographic evidence that I’m running. I’m sure there are a few of you that might find it hard to believe. Sometimes *I* find it hard to believe.

Week 3 is a recovery week. I won’t pretend I’m looking forward to taking it a bit easy. I’m sure my foot could do with a bit of a break. Although I have to say, I’ve been very pleased that it’s been holding up ok. I don’t think training for a 10k is what my PT had in mind when she said to take it easy!