Had a bad week last week as only managed to fit in one run with one thing and another getting in the way. I was feeling downhearted being post Mr Smooth and feeling like I was going off the rails so despite the fog and drizzle I made it out tonight for a shorter run - 20 mins / 3.10 km - to get back on track. I started out giving the Zombie run app a try but the pitch darkness and fog made it all too real so quickly scrolled back through the Mr Smooth app to the 20 min run I think around the end of week 5.
Surprisingly I felt like my legs had plenty of go in them so was running quite quickly (for me). I felt so good I thought I would attempt one of the hills round the park. Now I haven't run up a hill at all in my C25K training. A slight incline maybe but not a hill. With She sells sanctuary by The Cult spurring me on I went for it. I attacked that hill. Unfortunately the hill fought back and I had to use every once of mind over matter to force myself to get to the top! Round the top of the park and down the steep hill there I ragdolled it down the other side and into the last 5 minutes of the run on the lovely flat - as it will now be known. Will I ever get used to hills after being a committed lovely flat runner for the past 9 plus weeks ? Any tips for tackling hills most gratefully received. I'm guessing don't run at it like you're entering a battle on Game of Thrones might help! 😆