It's half-term, and my family live in Staffordshire. Keele is where I did my undergraduate degree, and I have many fond memories there - so I thought what better way to round off week 6 than to run around in Keele woods?
Well, I wish I hadn't had this idea! I had forgotten how hilly the woods are. I have only ever run on flat streets. Long story short, I ended up walking for one minute at around 15mins, and for another minute at around 20mins.
I'm really disappointed with myself - I've never slowed to a walk before during a run. My legs were so achey after those hills, I'm just not used to them. I didn't ever stop completely, though. But I feel really disappointed in myself.
Afterwards I walked around the woods at my own leisure and took some photos.
I suppose the question is - do I repeat this run as I slowed to a walk twice, or do I move on to week 7? I'd love to have some advice on this.
I suppose even four years after graduation, Keele is still able to teach me some things - that I'm not quite ready for slopes!!