Keep it Moving Kentuckiana: Hills and Aspirin

Keep it Moving Kentuckiana: Hills and Aspirin

Keep it Moving Kentuckiana: Hills and Aspirin

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by Renee Murphy

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 6:05 PM

It was a tricky week last week.  I usually get in three weekday runs and a long run on Saturday morning.  Last week I got one five-mile run in and that was it before my long run of 10 miles over the weekend.  I figured a little rest was good and I would be fine.  I mean, I've run this distance before multiple times.  How bad could it be?
 
I met my running buddy on Sunday to begin our journey.  We both had things Saturday morning so we pushed our run back a day.  Another day of rest.  I was ready.  I quickly realized that this run would include several hills.  I love hills and I hate hills.  I love coming down hills but going up is a little challenging even with the intervals that I run.  I walk one minute and run two minutes and continue that through the duration.  I always tell myself I can do anything for two minutes.  Easier said than done.
 
I felt great at mile six.  At mile eight I felt the hills and at mile nine I felt everything.  Sadly, I am getting older and my recovery is not as easy as it used to be.  I knew by 9.5 miles I would need aspirin if I wanted to walk in the morning.  I feel OK but next week calls for 11-12 miles.  I am mentally preparing already.  I think my reward for running this weekend should be cheese fries with extra bacon from Outback Steakhouse.  There is really nothing like it. 
 
Here's to you hills and aspirin.  I will take you both on.  Three weeks till the half marathon.  Looking forward to having the 13.1 mile race behind me so I can enjoy an extra helping of stuffing at Thanksgiving dinner.
 

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