Hi All, I got back out after a week off due to my bad chesty cough, carried on where I left off and did fine so thanks for all your encouragement and advice. I'm looking forward to starting Week 4 on Friday! My next question regards hills. I am English, but live in France at the foot of the Jura mountains, this means when I go out for a run it's either up, or down to start with. There are some routes which are more steep than others, and some with more flat bits, (I found a flatter one for my first run back after being ill!!!) My question is, is there a reason as to whether I should go up first and then enjoy the easier run back down, or begin with the easy down and finish with coming back up? Or am I best to mix it up and do a different route each time? (which is what I have been doing.) I run VERY slowly on the up bits, and am quicker on the down bits. There really aren't any flat routes from my home and I don't want to have to drive to go for a run. Any thoughts, ideas or advice very welcome.