Warm up a bit ott as brisk walking uphill was a bit tiring - but simply slowed down to an able. First minute jog - too unwieldy - so settled for fast pace walk.
So my method was flat out fast walk for 1 min followed by slow amble recovery. This worked for the session and I'll be happy to repeat that. Just need to get into the habit of getting out on a regular basis - I can bring the pace up as the confidence builds.
Thanks to everyone for the moral support - It did help :-).
I'll report in on Thursday after no 2.