Tuesday, July 19, 2011

two-hill-workout tuesday

So, the way my schedule has unfortunately worked out, I've done NCVC hills on Monday night and CAR hills on Tuesday morning for the past few weeks.  I take both workouts pretty easy, but by the time CAR is over, I'm ready to give these legs some rest!  (Side note: Wednesday has been a rest day for the past few weeks, don't get your rest day panties in a twist!)


Monday night generally looks like this:


And Tuesday morning generally looks like this:


Last night at NCVC hills, though, I was the only woman to show up, and the nice guys who usually hold the pace back and ride easy with me weren't there.  So the "recovery ride" workout turned into a swinging dick hammerfest around the rolling hills of Arlington.  That plus the fact that the heat is worse this week than last meant I was a little extra tired.  I made sure to cool down, foam roll, stretch, ice, and eat right after the workout, but I had a pretty sleepless night which meant it was extra tough to get out the door this morning.  When I walked outside, I thought there was a heater blowing on me.  My car had 84ยบ at 5:45am.  Ugh.  I managed to get in four repeats, but if George hadn't been chasing encouraging me up the last two, I probably would have slowed down quite a bit.


To my legs: thanks for getting me through the last 12 hours.  I've sent lots of protein and good carbs down the pie hole.  Enjoy your rest and recovery!

21 comments:

  1. 2 hill works in 12 hours? Holy moly! You really are amazing (and I mean that without sarcasm). And I really wanted to jump in the car with you instead of doing my cool down. Humpf.

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  2. Wow. AWESOME on the hills!! You are so tough. I think I really need to do more specific (ie tough) workouts. I think this generally when I read your blog. :)

    Also, I remember reading in a bike mag years ago how most cyclists ride too hard on their easy days and not hard enough on their hard days. I'm not sure the latter applies to you though.

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  3. That was tough. I have no idea how you did that workout 12 hours after another workout - Monday was a very easy day for me, and those hills were still hard.

    - Cris (no idea why it's not logging me in)

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  4. this post makes my quads hurt.

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  5. Amazing you ran the hills after your cycling last night! It was nice to see you this morning!

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  6. I need some hill work. Will you do River rd with me soon? please??

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  7. Crazy hill lady! Am I allowed to do intervals the day after a hill ride too??

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  8. Nicely done! If a certain Liz can convince me I might be checking out a CAR workout next week.

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  9. I"m jealous of your bad-assness!

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  10. Holy cow, I can't believe you did that back to back. You looked great this morning!

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  11. ummmmm those are some crazy hills! you are amazing girl! enjoy that rest...looks like you earned it!

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  12. you are way too hardcore. AMAZING.

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  13. where are you running with such regular hills? Every route I do is very uneven.

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  14. I think you officially have a love affair with hills!

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  15. Wow, can you do my hill workouts for me? They won't even be that hard right now because they don't exist, uhhh yea...

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  16. Nice job ... hills make training hard and racing easy.

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  17. Heh, rest-day panties are untwisted.

    That second map looks almost too perfect - where the heck are you guys riding these? Crazy.

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  18. Woah, that's a lot of hills woman!

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