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Morning all! I haven't posted lately cos nothing has changed - still walking 2000/2500 steps most days. I'm content to stick at that for the foreseeable future. But now I need a bit of advice from the seasoned walkers out there! I went to Bristol in the week, on a different bus from the usual one I take. The bus stop is at the bottom of quite a steep hill. Walking back up it on my return was quite a challenge, to say the least! I was really breathless, but felt good. I didn't count steps, but it can't have been too many as it only took me about 15 minutes. Do you think I should walk the hill (unthinkable a couple of months ago) instead of my usual walk once or twice a week? I kinda think the cardio workout would be good for me. Or am I delusional? Any advice?

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We still like to hear even if there is no change is distance, it is all about being out there 😀 Hills tax the body, but the do give benefits as well, firstly I would see over the next 48 hours how your body feels after doing the hill. If you just feel a bit achy in Your muscles but no ill effects I would consider doing it again once a week. If after six weeks your still doing well then Increase to twice a week. Take it steady and don't try to increase you speed up the hill, slow and steady is the way to go with a hill, well done you are coming along great guns, take care Rfc x.

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Thanks RFC - my body seemed to have recovered by the next day. The shock was how breathless I got! I am obviously still very unfit. I had two little stops just to catch my breath, but felt good once I got to the top, and home is only 240 steps further - thank goodness! Thanks so much for the advice, I'm taking it and will be walking the hill again on Wednesday!

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Variety is the spice of life. I'd say if you didn't have any lasting ill effects, add them to your routine. They'll get easier the more you do them.

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Thanks, Runswithdogs

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