Well i will confess that in my 20 weeks since starting running i have never really tackled a proper hill Don't like them much and avoid if poss, but i noticed when driving home the other night that there is pavement/footpath all the way from Apse Heath to Lake, and this would be a good challenge to set myself! Not too far, can get there straight from home......... and so i have just got back from my first go ! The only downside is negotiating the traffic on the 2 roundabouts, but once that was done was away! Have cycled up this hill a few times and its never been pleasant( asked my OH who's a fit cyclist to describe it just now and he said "Not Nice" so i guess that makes me feel better! )
Well i made it to the top! its not mega steep but a longish climb then flat to the end of the route. By this time i had to sit on bench for 2 mins to get my breath back and eat jelly beans! then back off on the flat then down the hill(Lovely!) with a gentle breeze on what is quite a muggy day here, the sun just peeping out! Felt quite pleased as the hill looks steeper on the way back so a good achievement for me, and enjoyed the countryside views that i couldn't see on the way up! the total was 3.9km 25.03 mins, average pace 6.24 so feeling deserving of a nice lunch now, then an afternoon of gardening planned for my last day off of 5 day hols ......... back to work tomorrow!
Have a great weekend everyone!