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Week 6 Run 3

Lmcqueen88
Lmcqueen88Graduate

Been on my hols this week so back to running today. Tried and failed to run in the Cyprus sunshine, managed 15 minutes!! Ha! So today I’ve completed Week 6 run 3 with two ‘tiny pauses’ (10 seconds each). Finding it quite tricky to get momentum because there’s a couple of hills where I live (can’t avoid them) and they massively wear me out! Any advice?

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Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Hills? I’m outta here!

People swear by "back-stitching” - you run up a bit, run back down about half way, run up some more, run back halfway that bit, etc until you reach the top?

Me, I just swear at hills.

Lmcqueen88
Lmcqueen88Graduate in reply to Jay66UK

Both interesting ideas!! I may try the back stitching!! It’s so off putting when you see a massive hill in front of you! 😆

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Lmcqueen88

Off putting like you couldn’t imagine 🤣

I swing my arms like mad on the hill I encounter on my run, not sure if it’s doing anything or a distraction until I reach the top! 😂 But it seems to work for me?!

Lmcqueen88
Lmcqueen88Graduate in reply to DellyB

Ha ha! I’ll give that a go 😀

mayaena
mayaenaGraduate

I find bouncing slightly from one foot to another (almost on the spot like a boxer but not quite) stops my knees hurting when going up an incline.

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