Yesterday was pretty uneventful, we are FINALLY packing up the apartment which means it is a total mess and it’s hard to keep my own sanity.
Even though we were really lazy getting out of bed in the morning, I was determined to get a run in so after running a lot of errands, Ralph and I headed home to have a quick snack and get our run on.
We have been doing a lot of our long runs, and runs in general along the Schuykil river trail because it is right in our backyard. The convinience was a big plus, and the fact that it was 99% flat made it really easy. But I was starting to feel like we weren’t doing outselves any favors by doing such “easy” long runs. I knew we should switch it up and run a course with some more hills so we headed off to Valley Forge National Park for an easy 5 mile loop.
But first we had a little photo shoot.
Running Valley Forge was definitely a challenge, exactly what I was hoping for. We kept the pace really easy, but those hills really kicked our butts. I think we ran uphill for an entire mile. Thankfully my legs are not screaming at me today, that must be a good sign, although back back is feeling a little tired. I wonder how much packing I can do from the couch…
During our long run Ralph and I talked about how we were going to fit in our long run around all our moving plans. Thankfully we aren’t doing any of the major moving until Sunday so our long run can stay on Saturday morning. As for the rest of the week, here is what I am thinking for myself.
M – 3 miles + ABS
T – 2 miles
W 3 miles + 10 minutes rowing machine (because it’s my new favorite thing) and arms if I have time
Th – OFF. Yay for mid week off days!
Fr – 2 miles
Sa – Long run = 6 miles.
Su – OFF/moving day.
Have you ever done a running photo shoot? Do you do your long runs on flat terrain or hills? Would you train on hills if you knew the race you were doing is totally flat?