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Man how did I get talked into that (Read 154 times)

sirdizzy


    Is there a test for a crazy gene, I think I need to be tested.

     

    Tuesday my friend texts me hey you want to do a hill workout tomorrow, my reply was I swim on Wednesdays but I could try and swim in the mornings if needs be (I don't like swimming in the morning because it leaves me starving all day dreaming dreams of golden corral and chewing parts of my desk off).  He was like nah that's ok I do basketball on Wednesdays anyways what do you do on Thursdays.  I do bricks on Thursdays.  So I agree to do a hill workout with him the moment I get home from my bike ride.  So now its a hill brick.

     

    We ran up the backside of STG marathon course (yep instead of running down the 3000 feet of elevation we ran up it) and granted it was only 5 miles, 2.5 each way I think I about died.  Also we did the path I have never run the path which is 10 times worst than the road and is like a roller coaster of brutality.  I would like to take my hat off to Redsparkle who ran that roller coaster during a 50 miler in December that is hard core.  Think running straight up and I mean straight up as your almost doubled over then running straight down.

     

    I have decided this will either make me a better runner that or kill me the jury is still out as I have now agreed to do this every Thursday, so hill bricks every week now and we want to work our way further up the course eventually doing the 7 miles up to Snow Canyon then the 7 miles back down.

     

    I think I have lost my mind.

    happylily


      Don't worry, you don't need to be tested. We know you're crazy. Wink

       

      Have fun! :-)

      PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

              Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

      4 years racing, 14 marathons, 14 BQs     

      Little Blue


      Grand Master for a day

        Yep, certifiable.  Insurance won't need to pay for that test. Clown


        Muddling through

          Weak-willed and lack of focus?

          2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race

          Better I Leave


             (yep instead of running down the 3000 feet of elevation we ran up it) and granted it was only 5 miles, 2.5 each way I think I about died. 

             

            "Suck it up Buttercup" **Isn't that the term of endearment?**

            Try this one on for size...

            http://www.tahoebackcountry.net/hiking/desolation/pyramid.htm

             

            Mileage:

            3.3 miles to summit of Pyramid Peak

             

            Elevation:

            Trailhead:  5,908'

            Summit:  9,983'

             

            Better I Leave


              But for the record...

               

              "Flat tracking" is one thing, but anyone that's gonna do some serious elevation gains in short distances has my admiration and respect (FWIW). When I did the 2011 Tough Mudder at Squaw Valley, I saw a lot of folks bail because they didn't train for elevation differences.

               

              So in all seriousness...I don't think you're crazy. Big grin

              Better I Leave


                What's "bricking"?

                Luke79


                  A brick is a triathlete term for when you ride the bike and follow it immediately with a run, thus simulating race conditions.  They're crazy fun!

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  Better I Leave


                    A brick is a triathlete term for when you ride the bike and follow it immediately with a run, thus simulating race conditions.  They're crazy fun!

                     

                    Gotcha...I had the "Goruck" impression where you run challenges with backpacks full of bricks....LOL!

                       

                      Gotcha...I had the "Goruck" impression where you run challenges with backpacks full of bricks....LOL!

                      I wonder if swimmers try this Smile

                      ”Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

                      “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”

                       

                      Tomas


                      Dad of a real runner

                        In the imortal words of Rudyard Kipling,

                        "Tho' I've belted you and flayed you,
                        By the livin' Gawd that made you,
                        You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!"

                        Venomized


                        Drink up moho's!!

                          I wonder if swimmers try this Smile

                           

                          Hoping Ditzy will try this  Evil

                          sirdizzy


                             

                            Hoping Ditzy will try this  Evil

                             

                            Nope, but I did get talked into an OWS on Wednesday heard the water temp is 42 degrees, going to try and swim a mile may wuss out and do a half mile instead.