Hands-On Help

Today, we hit Wilke for repeats. As I went up for the second one, Coach Gilbert ran over next to me and told me I needed to pick my knees up more, that my hamstrings were too tight and I wasn’t engaging my quads enough. Argh. It made quite a difference and wore me out; the third repeat was tough.

After the repeats, we had backward hills. On the first one, Gilbert stopped me again. My form wasn’t right and, again, I wasn’t engaging the proper muscles. He actually got in front of me as I ran backwards, pushing on my quads to show how I needed to be moving.

Striding the correct way was exhausting and by the end, my legs were quivering.

After the backwards hills, we had sprints. As he’d promised, the sprints felt easier because my hamstrings were looser…but I was tired. And hot.

It was hell.

After the workout, a group of us started to head back together. I let them go on ahead because I had to walk most of the 2.5 miles back to RunTex; my legs were wet noodles.

Sheesh.

 

Published by Leah Nyfeler

I'm a writer, editor, runner, and adventurer who is always looking for the next new story, exciting adventure, and good meal/book/movie. My focus is on helping people find their best, healthiest self through sharing what I know and how I've come to learn it. In addition to my blog "Enjoying the Journey: Observations on the Fit Life" at www.leahruns100.com, my articles have appeared in a variety of print and online magazines. You can hear me as part of the 2015 Austin cast of Listen To Your Mother.

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