Last night was my first run with the MGH team! We met in Newton at Howard Weinstein’s house which is near the base of Heartbreak Hill and we all layered up. We each got new MGH headbands that cover your ears and are perfect to wear outside for a run- so we all looked like a team!
Around 6:30 we left his house and headed out for a 2mile-ish warmup jog up and down his street which eventually took us to the base of Heartbreak Hill… then it was time for the hill workout.
Base up three blocks to the 3rd street (2x) Cool down pace running downhill.
Base up two blocks to the 2nd street (3x) Cool down pace running downhill.
Base up one block to the 1st street (4x) Cool down pace running downhill.
Everyone looked great and were really pushing to get up the hill. I only hope I will be running that fast come April!
The entire run totaled around 4.5 miles, and we were out for probably around 45 minutes or so.
After the run we had pizza, beer, fruit and gatorade while we got to meet some new friendly faces. It was a great time and I am really looking forward to the next time we will all get together. Hopefully Mer can join in!
* Meredith and I are training for the 2014 Boston Marathon as part of the Mass General Hospital Marathon team. We are raising money for the pediatric cancer center. Please consider making a donation to this wonderful cause. THANK YOU! *