Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Miracle Mile

Good morning! Do I have a workout for y'all! This post has actually been quite a long time coming, when my brother and I went up to Stratford one time to workout together (yes, this was a one-time thing). He told me about an old football offseason workout called "The Miracle Mile." When he explained what it consisted of, I knew I had to give it a shot. This workout has been something I have wanted to do for a L-O-N-G time, but gaining access to the Stratford track is always a guessing game. Yesterday evening I went to burn off some energy at the famous hill, and I decided that I would finally give this workout a shot the following morning, aka this morning.

The Workout:
  • Run up the bleachers
  • Run across to the next set of stairs and run down
  • Repeat until you reach the end of the bleachers
  • Run one lap around the track
  • Repeat x4
Hence, the "mile" at the end of the name "Miracle Mile." I'm not entirely sure where the miracle part comes in, but I'm guessing it has something to do with the fact that finishing the workout is a miracle. It's a toughie, but it's definitely a goodie, and one that I hope to do again very soon. BUT, it should be noted that I may have cut this workout a little bit short. I learned since returning home that I was supposed to run down and up the same set of stairs before crossing over. Whoops - next time! And while I won't be running any hills in the Houston half (hallelujah for a flat city), I recently signed up for the Austin Half Marathon taking place in mid-February, and that one has a killer hill at mile 12. If you've ever run that course before, you know which one I'm referring to. Darn you, Enfield. So anyway, this hill and bleacher training will be put to good use.

And now I am going to meet one of my dear college friends for lunch, and I get to have dinner with some of my dear high school friends. It's a good Tuesday, folks, and I hope you enjoy yours as much as I anticipate enjoying mine. Adios! And I promise I will share a new recipe with you guys on my next post - if you follow me on Instagram, I'm sure you have been anticipating it! :)

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