On Wednesday I took a little trip upstate (NY) to see my best friend for some Cino De Mayo celebrations. She works at a Mexican restaurant and they were having a big DJ'ed party, plus I desperately needed some time w/ her (even though she is moving down to me in 2 weeks!). So I hoped on the LIRR to Penn Sta. and from Penn I took the Amtrack, first time using Amtrack and I loved it!
I did plan to run while I was there since she had to work during the day and I would need to occupy myself. But the plan was just to run for enjoyment and stress relief, I didn't take my Garmin because I didn't want to worry about time or distance. I didn't even take a stopwatch.
And then on the drive from the station to her apt. I saw. . . HILLS!
Duhh it is Upstate NY, I should have realized there would be hills beforehand.
I could not, NOT take this opportunity from some kick ass hill training :D
My bf Dales pointed me in the direction of the steepest hill and I was off.
6 x Sprints up this baby!!
I, of course, regretted not having my Garmin to get the distance and even more importantly the elevation. I couldn't even time it, but I estimated from my music that it took me about a minute each time. I just focused on giving max effort each time and I felt completely DONE at the top of every one. So regardless of knowing time, speed, and elevation, I know I gave it my all and it felt great!
When I got home I Map My Run-ed the distance and it is about .15 mi long, sounds about right with my 1 minute up estimate. I'd love to know the elevation but Cest La Vie.
On the way down I slow jogged the top half and then walked the steeper bottom half.
The view on the way down wasn't too shabby:
Post workout high might be an understatement for how I felt afterwards.
I celebrated later with short shorts, high heels and tri-colored frozen margaritas :D
I was trying to run out of the picture frame which is why I look completely awkward, I should really start embracing the candid shots instead of getting caught in my, "OMG, no pictures!" pose.