I graduated Couch to 5K just over two weeks ago and since finishing I have just carried on doing the 3 x 30 minute runs a week although I carrying on running to complete the 5K which normally takes me around 30 mins. I was made aware by a friend of a local 7K in a few weeks so I thought it would be a nice one for my first organised run as the slightly longer distance would be good to aim for. I foolishly didn't look at the route until today and the final 2k looks like it is up a fairly steep gradient. The race is about three weeks away so don't have much time so was wondering if I would be better concentrating on reaching the 7K distance (the route I run is fairly flat) or look to find some steep hills and do some shorter runs up them. Thanks.