My Canicross running buddy, D, does not like hills. She does not like slogging up them without a dog to help - she owns the darling Pointer Power, Brontë - and hates getting pulled down them (Pointer Power is fast!) 😆
She’s been asking me to take her out for some hill repeats for ages - not that I’m any expert! - but what with one thing and another (generally dogs, or kids, or dogs and kids!) it just hasn’t happened.
But today was sunny but cold, and more importantly not wet - the hill that used to by my nemesis, and is still hers, is loose gritty stuff at the bottom and solid chalk farther up - and we are both under instruction not to run our doggoes in harness (as they’re currently taking part in a Galen massage therapy trial) so off we went. Not a dog in sight 😮
Warm up walk through the farm, then a gentle jog - uphill on the loose stuff - to the steeper part of the hill. 5 x (run roughly 100m up, walk down) followed by a gentle run/walk to the top of the hill. And then 3 x (up a short bit, down the other side, walk back) then a controlled run down to where we began and on through the farm.
We were both late starting our devices so actually covered 5k by the time we finished.
skyesue16, you signed up for this month’s Virtualrunner Dog Jog didn’t you?