First, there was the Derby Festival Marathon hills. Miles 10-12 = not too fun (especially with the sun coming out). Miles 22-24 = not fun AT ALL on dead legs.
I forgot that Louisville had some hills. I even trained on those mile 10-12 hills in high school. I completely must have blocked them out of my mind!!
I googled the Heartbreak Ridge Half this morning to see if I could find the course.
I came across a blog entry from a guy who ran it last year.
What the what?
Well duh. Why else would the race be called "Heartbreak" Ridge?
Looks like it's an out and back course. You go up a ginormous hill, down to the bottom of another one, turn around, and then run right back up that sucker.
It's a good thing that I've been incorporating some hill repeats into my weekly workouts. I think I need to incorporate some into my long runs as well.
7 weeks from Saturday!!!!
Any other tips for me???