After my lovely run on Tuesday, I thought I'd change my route by going the other way around and chopping through on a different road. Bad move! Run 1 was a slight downward slope (easy peasy). The last 2 minutes of run 2 was the north face of the bloody Eiger* I staggered through it and got to the end. Run 3 and 4 were also uphill although not as steep. I didn't really get my breath back after the mountain climb**
The last run was so slow I was actually overtaken by someone WALKING!! I didn't quite make the 5 minute walk at the end as there was a bus stop with a seat, so stopped for a couple of minutes to get some puff back. I did walk another 10 minutes before getting home. I really don't do hills - never again doing that route!
* possible slight exaggeration
** and this one too