Ahoy fellow runners,
I'm just in from my run and feeling VERY JOLLY INDEED
Today was my first proper run since graduating B210K a week ago today. I looked forward to my run most of the day, like a dog about to be let off the leash that was intervals with Sami. Don't get me wrong, I loved intervals with Sami (mostly) but after 6 weeks or so the thought of another kind of run entirely was very enticing.
Today was hills. I decided, for old times sake to take Laura out with me, and play through W9 as I ran. This of course meant saying hello to Julie during my warm up walk, and she was as delightful as ever. As I basked in the joys of Julie, I made my way over to the BGH (Bloody Giant Hill) I'd been eyeing for today's run. About 750m long and the type of hill that you often see cyclists pushing bikes up and cars grinding into second on. It really is a BGH.
Off I went, run up the traffic light, walk to the bus stop, run to the top, swing like a child around the lamppost and back down again. Repeat. In just over Laura's 30 minutes I managed this frankly barmy routine 3 and a half times. The lovely Gretta tells me I covered 4.43 Km and more importantly gained 111m in elevation! That might be more than all my past runs put together.
Well, I did get a few funny looks, but I blooming loved it. BGH, a Monday evening and some drizzle, what more could a girl want. I thoroughly recommend giving something similar a go- if you're as bonkers as I am, you're bound to enjoy it
Happy running me hearties,
P.s. I was confused to see that this run had burnt a very similar amount of calories to my runs in W9, despite being so hilly. I'm not especially looking to burn calories, but I normally have a peek as an indication of how hard I've worked. Anyway for you Forerunner 10 users it turns out that if your watch has no HRM then calories are calculated using a very basic equation based around Mass x Distance. It won't account for how hard you are working to propel yourself up that hill just the distance you cover, but we'll know