Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hills, baby

I finally got around  to doing an actual workout.  The first in a long time.  I've been doing long runs, and short runs, and the occasional medium run, but I haven't done much in the way of actual work.  So I decided to hit the hills yesterday.  Well, just one hill but I used two sides of it.  Pinckney Street on Beacon Hill is a great street to run up.  Long, somewhat steep, and you can wave at Senator Kerry's house every time you go by it.  See, it's over there on the right in Louisburg Square.

After running up and down the street several times I kind of expected to be stopped by the police at some point.  That kind of money just doesn't tolerate the likes of me bringing down their property values.

The reason for finally getting out there and doing some actual running was that I have my first race of this year on Sunday.  The Old Fashioned Ten Miler in beautiful downtown Foxboro. Three days is enough time to get back all that conditioning that I let slide for the past two months, right?  I feel like a kid that hasn't studied for the final all semester and is now trying to cram it all in at the last moment.  Actually, that sounds like my entire college experience.

The ten-miler will be an interesting gauge of where I am.  I expect mediocrity from myself so at least I haven't set the bar too high.  I did a 1:14:22 last year so we will see if I can best that.  If I do, good for me.  If not, c'est la vie.

1 comment:

  1. I'm jealous you get to train in beantown.

    I liked your comment on my blog today.. made me laugh.

    Have a good race!

    I was just going to ask you to run 8 on Saturday but since you're racing on Sun. I won't ask. See ya!