Hill repeats: in the moment

Running chick @IamSamandIrun on Instagram had the right idea with this visual description of this week's hills.
Running chick @IamSamandIrun [Instagram] had the right idea with her pic following this week’s hills.
I want to puke.

What was I thinking?

Why am I doing this?

I’m not even halfway through.

Ohmygawd. I can feel it. I am so going to puke.

Stop! says my legs.

Stop! yells my my lungs.

Are you freaking kidding me?

How the hell am I going to get through another one and three quarters of these?

I’m not.

That’s it.

I can’t do it.

I should just give up.

Call it quits.

The loft is just over there…


Eff you hills.

Eff you lungs.

Eff you legs.

Eff you brain.

Keep going.

Don’t you dare quit on me.





You can do this.

You’re not a quitter.

One more.



Effing freaking GO.

And done!

8:30 a.m. BG before: 9.6
Temp. basal: none
Carbs: Breakfast 2 hours earlier
Hill repeats: 3 x 75/60/45 seconds
Time: 40 minutes
Distance: 5.41 km
Average hill pace: 5:04 min/km
9:30 a.m. BG after: 3.9

Pretty sure I found my near puke threshold in that 75 second one. But man did I ever need that release, and man did I ever feel pretty freaking awesome for not quitting at the top of the second set like I so desperately wanted to.

Thank you hills.

4 thoughts on “Hill repeats: in the moment”

  1. I have to admit, I love hills. If we’re going to choose flat or climb, I’ll choose climb everytime! It’s another level of rewarding, and not to mention when it comes to race day and the course is mostly flat, you feel like a machine haha Nice work, keep it up!

  2. 🙂
    Was it the hills or those green fingernails that brought on your nausea?
    Whatever, the near upchuck brought on a lovely piece of writing!! 🙂
    Me, I get pukey sitting up in the morning!! 🙂
    I am in awe of your determination and self-discipline 🙂

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