Laura gave me a fright ! ;-)

W7R2 in torrential rain (it was dry when I set out!), plodding along in my own little world, not sure where I was but was obviously far far away because a little voice said 'remember something something blah blah' and I jumped and looked around because I was sure someone was actually there talking to me! She also told me I was 12.5 minutes in, do you think her watch is wrong? So had a little chuckle to myself and settled in again, managed the 25 mins and pushed harder for the last minute which unfortunately was uphil - I varied my route today but still managed to finish at exactly the same hill - how I hate that hill think I might move house.

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  • I had a hill that I didn't like but it's my friend now :-)

  • Snap. That is the best, nay, the only way to look at hills. Inclinous Friends. Not there to make life difficult, but friends, who help us become stronger, better runners. We need to start a Love Your Hill campaign! :D

    Well done, KP; sounds great, despite Laura startling you. She is a minx, that one! Bet running in the downpour was amazing; rain running is brilliant.

    Good luck for run three. You'll have Julie to look forward to in week eight and before you know it, it will be graduation time! :-)

  • Thank you, I will view my hilly route and final hill as my new best friends. I can feel it takes more effort and therefore is doing me more good.

    Graduation - seemed so far away a few short weeks ago, but it's there waiting round the corner and I'm so excited.

    Running in the rain was different, after the recent heat it was refreshing although it spoilt my butterfly face paint, I'd been to the school summer fete and joined the children with the fun!!

  • LOL, i can imagine forgetting Laura is there! I had a hill i used to turn around and go back at, or pause the podcast to walk it, or try to rearrange my intervals so i would be at a walk. Or just be really glad it is a high traffic area and often I had to step aside for cyclists. But I finally gave in. It isnt that much harder than some little bumps I was managing.

  • Well done on your run. I too have a hill nemesis caller 'The Killer' (well maybe not it's official map name) which I try to avoid if at all possible. I try to time my runs so that I start my warm down walk at the base of it.

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