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Hills...๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hills...๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜‰

Love 'em or loathe 'em - I have learnt not to avoid them and in fact include various 'gradients' in all my runs now. Just recently I have been visiting my nemesis - an energy sapping off road run across local farmland/fields complete with my dreaded grassy hill (which I run twice!) Parts of the fields can be quite boggy after rain, so if the hill doesn't get you, the muddy bits do! Today I ran after work and the hill I have dreaded for so long and me, are starting to get along a bit better...๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ™‚. I still find it tough but (dare I say) I kind of enjoy it too now.

I am sure that including it regularly in my running week is helping with my pace when I'm back on the roads. My legs are definately stronger ...so top tip...get running up those hills, folk! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hills shred your middle too. Midriff bulge be gone ! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘

I ran my hill tonight, appropriately named Hagg ๐Ÿ˜

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I've just started adding in hills. I've avoided them forever. Nice burn in the back of the thighs!! :o

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๐Ÿ˜Ž hit them hard so the thighs ache then try and look gracefull on the way back down ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Really? Crikey ๐Ÿ˜

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Canโ€™t wait to hit some hills! The paths are clear of ice but are now flooded due to high creek levels. There is a loooong steep gradient I canโ€™t wait to tackle there. Soon...very soon! I really enjoy powering up a gradient!

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I know you're right but..... hills are mean ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Apparantly, we need to see them more as 'friends'! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Go you.... embracing the hills I love it:) Maybe I will find some more... :)

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At run club we run loads of hills which make us all moan but then we're grinning like cats when we reach the top ๐Ÿ˜Š Definitely worth the pain.

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Yep, I felt quite chuffed after yesterday's too!

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I am a scientist so can't understand why for every downhill there are two equal and opposite uphills and the wind is NEVER at your back when going up a hill. Can anyone explain this impossibility to me please?

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