Today is Fire Hydrant Hell, or in simpler terms hill repeat Monday with Trailmomma. This will be our third Monday running this very steep hill in El Dorado Hills. Hill workouts right now for me are very important as my next Target race is in July the Tahoe Rim Trail 50 miler. This will be my first time running the 50 miles course so I know that hills are my new best friend right now.
It is funny how the past 2 years I have run the 50k and after the race I always say "I am never going to do this race again!" and when registration comes around I sign up. The course is very beautiful but also very challenging, maybe that is why I do it. For the challenge.
Today's hill workout will be interesting as my quads are a bit sore from my canyon run on Saturday. Not a sore sore but a good sore, as in a solid effort was put into my run.
This week I have to get creative with my workouts as it is my long week and I work the weekend, so that would mean long run Thursday. This past weekend I enjoyed some family time with Lil Man and my sister. We headed to Second Saturday in Folsom for some live music and also some Mexican food on the deck of Qboule. The food was really good and the company was even better because not only was my sister and her family with me but also Dustin and Michaela and her mom and of course their son who is the same age as Lil Man.
The boys had a blast hanging out and eating chips and salsa and playing with their "guys." They even had races after dinner. I think what made the entire evening that much better was when I told Lil Man that I had run 20 miles. His expression was price less. He said "WOW!!!" and that he is 100 proud of me. What a good supporter.
It was nice spending some good down time with family and friends. I can't wait to spend some time with trailmomma during our hill workout today!