Training isn’t always hard… and… Hospital Hill Run… sweeps!
(If you are looking for a free entry to the Hospital Hill Run see the bottom of this post)
Ok… so I’m just sitting here at the moment, having a nice glass of wine, writing on my blog — the great news is that I’m training hard, right now. I didn’t run tonight and didn’t run yesterday but – yes! I am training hard!
So I took two days off. It is warranted and believe me, over all else – it is NEEDED! I ran the second leg of the three legged monster the Heartland 39.3 series which consists of 3 half-marathons in 5 weeks. Well the first two are done and now a welcome 3 week break until the next run. Because of this extended break I’m taking a couple of days off and more-so really because my body has demanded it. Oh I’m not feeling too bad, but after the Kansas Half-Marathon this past Sunday, my legs were a little sore and then disturbingly in the evening my right heel began to exhibit a peculiar behavior while I walked around — it felt like a tendon was flapping around loose in there! Sounds scary; (and it is actually) when things are normal they’re normal, and when things hurt they hurt… but when things feel just downright weird you uneasily wonder. Well thankfully I never had any pain, and as I’ve tried to go extremely easy on it – it hasn’t been a problem since. In conclusion though I could yes, tell that one week after my new half-marathon PR had been established at the Rock The Parkway run that I wasn’t quite 100% a week later. I was 90% or so… I felt ok and still ran the half in 1:50:38. Not bad.
Well because of this “weird” sensation I decided to take 2-4 days off completely. I’m on day two now and feeling fine. Yesterday though I was driving home from work and it was a beautiful day out. I really wanted to go out running. I knew I would enjoy it and gosh was the weather nice… just perfect. No though, no. Rest is needed. This was one day after the race and I KNOW I will benefit more from sitting on my butt than I will going out there and logging some trash miles. Yeah, I said it… trash miles. You’ve heard of them before but weren’t certain where they go? That would have been them.
Now don’t worry, I will hit the trails soon enough (and believe me I’m itching now) and training will continue; this rest will have been an important part in it in the long run (haha) I’m certain.
The Running With The Cows will be the third and final leg of the 39.3 series. I’m looking forward to see how the series all wraps up!
The 39th Annual Hospital Hill Run will be my 6th consecutive running of it and I’m looking forward to it just as much as ever. I plan to write more and more about it as it draws closer, but tonight I have something special to offer you. Maybe you’re on the fence about running it or just trying to find out more information about it (I do have some Race Reports written about it)… what would make you run it for sure what would make you pull the trigger? My site is frequently hit up as a result of the search phrases: “Hospital hill coupon code” and the like.
I can offer FREE — that’s right ABSOLUTELY FREE ONE SINGLE ENTRY to the Hospital Hill Run. It doesn’t matter if you’re running the 5k the 10k or the Half-Marathon. Any distance will do. The race is coming up and from what I’ve heard it’s now nearly 75% sold out.
Ok, so what do you have to do to get this free entry? Not much. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog entry and tell me why you’re running Hospital Hill this year. Any reason will do of course – there are no wrong answers, I’m just genuinely curious! BUT THERE IS ONE CATCH!!! I will not give away an entry unless there are at LEAST 9 total unique visitor comments! So what you might possibly need to do is leave a comment yourself and then have a friend of yours leave a comment and so on and so forth. Hey… 1 of 9 odds is pretty good right? And uh, its pretty easy to tell if you leave all 9 yourself. Just be sure to include your email in the process (it won’t be shared).
So, why are you running (or wanting to run) The Hospital Hill Run this year?