It's only Thursday.
There is something calming about a familiar route. Expectations that can be met worry-free for the most part. I enjoy that familiarity. I am a creature of routine when it comes to my work out schedule. I like to plan it out ahead of time what I'm doing that day. Today all I wanted to do was hit my home town route. I have two, one is a relatively flat 5k and the other is a challenging 8.5k. I should probably come up with a relatively flat 10k but I haven't gotten there yet.
I have talked about this 8.5k route before and how it has a long gradual hill which gets increasingly steeper and steeper the closer to the top it gets. The top being the funny little bump between 3.5km and 4km. It's a feat of will power and endurance if you ask me, I don't find it easy at all. I no longer run the route in the downhill direction because it doesn't challenge me enough. It has a knack for pushing my limits every time though.
|The elevation from my Garmin|
I don't think I'm crazy, or I push myself too much. I would just like to see someone else wanting a challenge too.
I discovered something very refreshing upon arriving home. The garden hose. I stripped down to just my shorts and sports bra, unclipped pump and had a good ol' time cooling off with the hose in my backyard. It works quick and feels great. Made me feel like a kid again.
Avg. Pace: 6.30min/km
Avg. HR: 169bpm