Somehow. . . I got into my mind that I needed to do some hill sprints. So, that's what I did this morning. I promise you, I will be soooooo sore tomorrow morning. :(
If you know the Katy Trail, you've likely been by the Thomsen Overlook at Reverchon Park. The reason it's called an overlook is that the park is about 30 ft below the trail. There's some steps up to the trail but there's also a long spiral ramp from the park to the trail. I'm not sure how long it is but, I assure you, it's long e-damn-nough!
I got there in the rain about 6am and the skies opened up leaving only a few puddles from a brief thunderstorm as I was driving there.
About 3/4 of the way up the ramp, I began to wonder, "What the hell am I doing?!?" I didn't reach the summit before I not so much gave up as gave out. And walked back down. I did this 4 times before I decided I really WASN'T 26 years old and needed to drop back and punt.
After a couple minutes to catch my breath, I walked and jogged a bit until I came to my senses and got the hell out of there. Only a 1.1-mile "power(less) walk" this morning and a pace of 17:52. Sprints knocked me on my keister! But I may be doing more of them, pushing myself to build strength and stamina.
Come, join the fun! If it doesn't kill you, it'll make you stronger.