How do you run hills on your running off day? Well I did it. Okay, not the wisest choice I know, but it started off with an easy run with TJ.
We both had the day off from work, so we thought we would go explore a nearby neighborhood. We are always looking for new areas to run in since running the same places day after day can get a little boring.
So off we went. I knew getting to the neighborhood was going to be a little uphill since I have been in that area before. Unfortunately it was uphill for a lot of the way once we got out of our neighborhood. We finally got there and decided to run around a bit. Now these hills aren’t as steep or as long as the hill we run on our hill day, but there were nonstop hills from the moment we entered the neighborhood until the moment we left, 2 miles later. The hills weren’t small by any means either. In fact, one of them we decided to walk up since it was so big and it was our day of after all!
It was a lot of fun running with TJ. We don’t run together much, so when we do it is always a fun. Also we did run slowly, even compared to my normal pace. We ended up with a 9:11 pace, which is down from 8:30 for me and down much more for TJ, so it was a good run on our off day.
Ultimately this will help me get to my goal of 48 miles this week. I believe that will be record mileage for me if I stick to my plan. Then next week I’ll back off my mileage a bit in order to not overdue it.
All in all it was a great day. Run early, doctor appointments in the afternoon and then I walked a couple of miles in the evening. I love the Spring!!!
I don’t call that a day off! But congratulations. Sounded like a fun run, even if it was a hard one,
Well, to be honest, I wasn’t supposed to run, let alone up and down hills. It is so much fun though. Sometimes I just can’t help myself 🙂
Your enthusiasm is crazy!!!
Thanks! Too much enthusiasm sometimes. Just got done with my interval run. Tomorrow’s post, “Don’t run hills on your off day” or “Hills on off day? Not a good idea”. 🙂