Last week I wrote about being proud of myself for getting out of bed and going for a five mile run. This morning…not so much.
I woke up around 4am hearing rain and in my sleepy haze I immediately set my alarm for later knowing my run wasn’t going to happen in the rain. It’s crazy how my mind works when it’s half asleep!
I am still proud of myself in terms of running this week because yesterday afternoon I managed to push out five miles even though I was feeling awfully queasy the entire time.
Tuesday morning I even forced myself to run hills. Yes, HILLS! Who am I?
It was only a 1.6 mile run but I began with a warm-up run to one of the hills of death in my neighborhood. Then I proceeded to run as hard as I could up the 0.09 mile hill six different times, with an easy jog back down to the bottom each time. Followed by a cool down run back home.
I’ve never actually done a hill run like that but I know they are very good for training. Usually I’ve skipped them because I have so many hills in my regular running routes that I figure I don’t need to torture myself any further.
We’ll see if hill runs happen again. It’s a good quick option for days when I may not be feeling a longer run but when I still want to get a good training run in.
Do you ever run hills?
Are your running routes usually hilly or mostly flat? I definitely prefer flatter runs on the weekend when I do my longer runs.