What is this Summit Ave nonsense?

Kay at the bottom of her 3rd set. Hill behind her looks pretty serious

Good morning friends and happy Friday! We started our day with some good ol’ hill sprinting up the Summit Ave. A lot of folks still don’t know what that means so we’ll do our best to explain.

Summit avenue is a street that goes up Corey hill in Brookline, MA. Bottom to top distance is little under 1/2 mile (.4 miles to be exact) of steepness and pain. Gradient varies from hard (~7%-8%) to my lungs are burning (~15%-16%) and it takes us anywhere from 3-4 minutes on average to get up there. Below is the gradient chart borrowed from MapMyRun website that illustrates the elevation. All that purple means that this hill is pretty serious.

We meet on the corner of Summit ave Beacon St at 6:45am every Friday and run up and down the hill 5 times. Workout is great and it can last anywhere from 30-45 minutes depending on the rest in between the pieces and the jogging time down the hill.

Kay, Bojan and Brogan were on the scene today. We expected more names to show up but they got lost in the fog that was covering Boston area this morning. Kay wanted to do 3 sets of sprints as a part of her run to the hill and back, but ended up doing all 5. She’s a soldier! Speaking of soldiers, after narrowly escaping death by a cab door while riding his bike on the Mass ave last week, Brogan showed up to cheer the troops and take some photos and videos. His bum knee is still not ready to take the beating of the hill but we’re sure that he’ll be back in action soon. Bojan was caught on camera eloquently explaining in 20 seconds or less what the Summit ave workout is all about.

Have a great weekend and we hope to see you next week!

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6 Replies to “What is this Summit Ave nonsense?”

  1. i had great intentions. really great. and then i overslept. i am going to do it this weekend. and now that i put it out on the internet, it has to happen.

      1. A lot of times people don’t know what happens after you go up the hill so we figured that providing tools like videos, blog posts, pie charts and GPS maps will eliminate confusion.

  2. “what goes up must come down…and then up 4 more times…” that was my post-summit reflection whilst stumbling back to my apt. bojan – you are a MACHINE. i don’t know if you know this but i tethered an invisible cord to your waist and made certain i didn’t fall too far back.

    it was AMAZING. i LERVED it.
    and i’ve never loved seeing a fire hydrant more than i did this morning.

    3:39, 3:40, 3:48, 3:51, 3:44

  3. My bed was great this morning. Looking forward to going up and down next week. Pretty sure I was dropped as a child since that sounds better than laying in bed

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