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Week 7 run 2: Ran up the 20% hill!

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Wow I feel great! I decided that today I was going to tackle my nemesis hill and while I was at it, another longer but similarly horrible hill at the same time. Why? I have no idea!!

So after walking my children down most of the way to school, Jo told me to start running and off I went to cries of BYEEEEE MUMMYYYYYYY ๐Ÿ˜

I knew the first part of the route was uphill but relatively gently and Iโ€™ve done it a few times so it doesnโ€™t cause me much anguish but then I got to the first slightly steeper incline that Iโ€™d forgotten about, leading to a very steep and long hill. My thighs were killing so although I knew my legs werenโ€™t dropping off (!), I turned downhill a few times just for ten seconds or so to keep running but give them a break. I was determined to break the hill and also definitely NOT to walk! (Thatโ€™s the 199m point in the photo.)

Once I got that hill out of the way it was along to what I have always thought of as my absolutely nemesis - the short 20% hill near my house that is horrible to drive up, let alone run. And do you know what - it wasnโ€™t so bad ๐Ÿ˜ƒ After the length of the other one it was (whisper it) almost a breeze and you can barely see the blip on my graph below (I think it's the 3.5km hill).

First time Iโ€™ve got back from a run though with a pounding hot head and feeling ever so slightly ill. Fine now after 15 mins and water thankfully.

Hills donโ€™t scare me any more!

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Ang33333Graduate

Wow! I really hate hills but have started including them in my runs. Will never like them! Well done!!

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southlundonGraduate in reply to Ang33333

Well done Ang! I wish I had the option to leave them out but I don't really where I live :D

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VisiononGraduate

Great achievement, well done!

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southlundonGraduate in reply to Visionon

Thank you!

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misswobbleGraduate

Good for you ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ It took me ages to tackle hills. I had two, which I named, Hill of Death and Slope of Doom. Know thine enemy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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southlundonGraduate in reply to misswobble

Oh I should definitely name mine! ๐Ÿ˜†

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