Not sure who gave me the idea but thank you. It may have been OldGirl talking about doing fartlek running between lamp posts.
Anyway today I thought I’d attack ‘my’ hill in a different way. I can never be sure I will get all the way up without doing a bit of walking and wasn’t sure my plan would work but I wanted to give it a go.
So I walked the mile from the village, along the edge to the top of the hill and jogged down it. Then I began. Run up the gentle start to the first lamp post, then down to the start, up past the first post to the second one, then back down to the first one. I carried on in this way forward two, back down one all the way up, including the extremely steep ‘sting in the tail’ top bit that makes me walk more often than not – and I enjoyed it! It was so good I kept it up all the way home. Where lamp posts disappeared I just used another marker that looked about the right distance.
This was also the first time I went out without monitoring or playing any music. I can manage without the music but I missed my stats! Still it’s one way of ensuring I do it again just to see what shows up