W7R2 an unexpected dilemma

Took Laura's advice and ran a different route. There are about 5 different ways out of my village and 4 are uphill. Needless to say until now I've been using the flatter route for the longer runs. Today I decided to bite the bullet. I was about halfway up the hill when Laura told me I had ran for 5 minutes and should be in a steady rhythm, I ran quite a little bit further and she said it again. My podcast had jumped and was showing I still had 20 minutes left. What to do? Guess how long I'd run for and stop before the end of the podcast or keep going and take the extra time as a confidence boost. Well you've guessed it I kept on running right to the end, it was ok and I think I could have still gone a bit further. So I've done hills and a longer run all in one go! The great thing is it meant I did the full route right back to home and it was attempting this route with my daughter, to save her from running in the dark alone one evening over Christmas, that got me thinking about doing this programme in the first place. Charted in that way, goodness me it's amazing what progress we can make in 7 weeks. When I did it with her back in December I walked most of it, stopped about 7 times and terrified some poor soul going out to their car because I was at the end of their drive, bent over and wheezing! Last run of week 7 on Sunday and then bring on week 8😜

6 Replies

  • It sounds like everything is coming along nicely.

    Good luck with week 8


  • Love the way you compare the two runs! I can just see you wheezing 7 weeks ago and now gliding past with ease. Well done - it's things like that that really make us appreciate the progress we've made.

    Not long to graduation now!

  • I wouldn't describe it as gliding by with ease!! That would be very misleading!

  • Thought you'd like that!

  • Brilliant progress in 7 weeks - well done you!

    Going uphill at the start of your route has the huge advantage of meaning you get to come back down again at the end :)

  • Aahhh you rumbled me! That is the idea but it's not entirely the best plan because I consistently find the first 10 minutes the hardest. I guess it means the second part of the run will feel doubly easy?!

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