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Ok so I am trying to do something post c25k. Three runs a week. 5k Monday, 2.5k speed run on Wednesday and then a distance increase on a Friday/Saturday. This is the furthest I have run so I am pretty chuffed! The difficulty I have is I want to run from my door and it's all hilly in every direction, I have taken to thinking 'it's good training though' but it is quite tiring really!

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I have decided I am going to aim for 10k... this was 7.4km so not far off really!

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Well done for mixing it up and giving yourself a goal. So many falter after graduation. Sounds as if you're doing great!

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Aw thank you!!! 🤗 I'm loving it!

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Your plan is a good one. I live in a hilly area so decided early on I would embrace the hills not avoid them. They do get easier😀 It helps to recognise it feels harder because its a hill👍🏼

Dont crouch over, shoulders back but relaxed help to allow breath in.

Small steps but try to maintain the pace if you can. Run over the brow and let your body enjoy the feeling of ease as you begin the down hill.

If you need to walk do so, build steady. I look 10-20 metres ahead and think .... thats not much of a hill, i can do that..... and then repeat.

If you run hills you can run any route! Enjoy🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻

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Thank you! I was very aware of slouching lol so I will watch for that!!!

I have 4/5 routes from my drive so I alternate routes to which is keeping me engaged! 🤗

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Brilliant. I also have a 'treat' flatter run close to the river, but its a drive there. Its a real motivator when things feel a little tougher. I used it for my graduation for 5k and its still a go-to run when I feel the need. Canal tow-paths are good too 😀🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️

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Hills are good for you.

Looks like a good plan, but make sure you only increase your long run by 10% of your weekly total distance, to avoid injury.

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10% of weekly total distance. Ok so this week I have maybe gone over that. But from now it is 1.6 km... until the next one that is!

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Hi jbk sounds like you're doing great, I also live in a hilly area so my runs were always a drive to the coast where it's flat. I did attempt running the hills a few times but got de-motivated because I really struggled. I did a run the other evening and there was a hill not huge but enough to make me think oh heck!! but as jacs say the feeling I got at the other side was great and it was almost the end of the run. I think the plan you have is really good perhaps run from your door when you do the 5k and the sprints and allow yourself to walk as and when needed because (and I am no expert) this may put you in good stead for a flat longer run at the weekend.

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Thank you! I was tending to walk the 0.5km drive at the beginning and end of my runs as a warm up and down?

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Always do the warm up/ down👍🏼🏃🏻‍♀️

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May put off tomorrow's 5km as feeling a little achy in the legs in places. Will postpone til Tuesday/Wednesday I think!

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