W6 R1, don't be fooled!

W6 R1, don't be fooled!

Did my run today, a day early as I won't have time tomorrow. I run out from my parent's house today as I was out that way and there is a lane that runs along from the foot of the Dunstable downs past their house. Having just done the 20 minuter 2 days previous I thought this would be a breeze but don't be fooled. Run 1 of 5 minutes Laura pipes up half way and I'm thinking surely you mean almost there???? No only half way!!!! Kept going until it finally ended and a 3 minute walk. I started the second run going up the lane, where we used to play as kids, in all those years I have never noticed it's a slight incline, I sure notice today it was an incline today, I got to the top at about half way then run around a short loop and back down again boy it was a relief to be going down again. The final walk took me back out in to the 'new' estate, well it was new in 1970 something then back around on to the track, luckily I got to the end before the hill and walked back and collapsed on their sofa. I took another picture, I definitely broke a sweat this time.

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  • It's amazing that roads when walked suddenly become inclines when run...............I have noticed this as well.

  • By consensus (there was a poll on this forum once confirming it), week 6 is the toughest of the program. Maybe is just the psychology (having completed W5R3) but by struggling today, you are in good company.

    As for the newly found inclines, again, this is something we all find. Likewise nearly all winds are headwinds :)

  • Inclines are a bugger! The one I run up leads to the village pub and when I am off for a pint it seems almost flat, when I run up it however, its like Everest πŸ”. Hills were never that steep when I was a kid πŸ˜‚

  • I found w6r1 tough too. Well done getting through it. It is not an easy run.

  • Wow, doing the programme on hills is impressive (any incline is a hill in my eyes!). Thanks for sharing - I've been finding when people post about finding a particular run tricky a day or two before I complete it it reminds me to keep in mind to start slowly and not to get carried away thinking it will be easy after a good previous one.

  • I hated w6 r1 and 2. I didn't like going back to intervals at all. The bonus is once past week 6 I have found it much easier. Congratulations getting to this point and getting past this run. Just remember you are not alone😏

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