HMT Wk 2 Long Run: 4 miles.

Good: Awesome weather and it felt great to be outside.

Bad: Seven Hills Rd is very aptly named. Very. Holy freaking moly! I’m glad I was able to stay around my target pace. It felt like I was going much slower.

Ugly: It felt awkward running down the downhill portions. Do I lean back, lean forward, try to stay straight? At one point I was worried about landing wrong and hurting my knees. I hope I figure this out soon.

HMT Wk 2 Long Run: 4 miles.

Good: Awesome weather and it felt great to be outside.

Bad: Seven Hills Rd is very aptly named. Very. Holy freaking moly! I’m glad I was able to stay around my target pace. It felt like I was going much slower.

Ugly: It felt awkward running down the downhill portions. Do I lean back, lean forward, try to stay straight? At one point I was worried about landing wrong and hurting my knees. I hope I figure this out soon.

  1. tightenthebelt said: Nice work Karen!
  2. l-8-10 said: Woo hoo! And good job with all those hills!
  3. shesaystomato said: I know what you mean about the downhills…I run down a huge one and I have the cautious adult in me telling me to slow down, lean back and not slam down on my ankles/knees competing with the child in me that wants to run as fast as I can and FLY!
  4. moremuscles said: You should keep your body in a straight line - so really, you’d be leaning forward. If you lean back, you actually have to work a lot harder as you are trying to slow yourself down and this can lead to injury and definitely soreness.
  5. tribander said: Lean a little…from the feet, not broken at the waist. Take advantage of the downhill to propel you…you’ll get more comfortable. Light feet still…you probably had the breaks on a little which is why you thought of your knees.
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