I fortunately (or unfortunately depending on your point of view) live in the Pennines which means I have 'hills' to tackle on each and every run.
After my 'wobble' and lack of motivation I, very proudly, managed to do an 11K run last week however I now need your advise again.
I live towards to top of the valley so at the moment most of my runs go up to the top and then along the tops however I know I need to go down as I'm limiting my runs but I just can't seem to get myself to do it.
Today I decided I was going up which is approx 2 miles with an elevation gain of 304ft - 190ft of that is in 0.5 miles at around 1.25 miles. Now the 190ft levels slightly halfway up for about 50ft so in my head I class it as 2 hills and now can nearly run both without walking (my current walk up the '2 hills' is around 1 minute) so hopefully next time or the one after I will manage all the way up as 4 runs ago I managed around 20ft before I started walking.
The run that goes down at a slight decent for a mile and then drops 315ft drop in 0.65 miles which today I ran all down (which hurts my stomach but getting better) but then it's up . . . . and this is where I fail every time. The last 0.9 miles has an elevation of 230ft and I just can't do it. I get about 100 metres up (at best) and my legs just turn to lead and I have to stop running and walk and I have no idea why because on paper I should be able to get halfway at least but it's just not happening.
So . . . . how do you guys all tackle hills? Do I need to just 'Woman Up' and keep doing it? If so do I continue to do the 4 miles before tackling or do I just walk/run down and then go back up a few hours after my usual runs or do I do it as one of my 3 runs a week?