JUNE 14, 2017: Beating the Dog Days of Summer!

This week’s run-focused WAWA has us returning to a “newer” hill repeats location that we tackled last month.

Total planned distance running is 5.5 miles.

Weather should be around 70 degrees and dry at the start.  Dress accordingly!  Sunrise is just after 6 am.

Last time we did this workout, we stopped at 4 “repeats”.  Adding one more this time….for a total of 5 hill repeats!


Here’s the workout:

Warm-up outside the Cornwell Center starting at 5:40 am.

Run Portion, Part 1:

Easy jog around to Queens Road East, then Roswell Road, then Colony Road.  We’ll stop at the bottom of Colony were Briar Creek flows beneath the road.  This is the starting point for the hill repeats.  At this point, we will have run approximately 1.5 miles.

Hill Repeats:

-One quarter mile up; one quarter mile down.

-Run from the Briar Creek / Colony intersection up towards Myers Park High School.  Run all the way to the traffic circle near the school main office.  Then easy jog around the circle and back to the starting point.

-Repeat 4 more times!

-Total distance for repeats + recovery is 2.5 miles.

Run Portion, Part 2:

Return back to the Cornwell Center along the same route covered in Part 1.  Finish outside the Cornwell Center main entrance.  Part 2 of the run is again 1.5 miles, easy pace.

TOTAL Run Distance:  5.5 miles

Don’t let the dog days of summer get you down!  Could run with us in the morning!