What on earth was I thinking?! After all the running chat I had to get out there. Had the bright idea of running a different route without realising how uphill it was. I felt like I ran uphill at various gradients for most of the run 🤒🤒🤒 I had a 750m elevation gain! Omg I was so hot and can already feel my thighs are stiff before we even get to tomorrow. The stupid thing was I have actually done the beginning of that run before and not repeated it because it was so hard 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️ Obviously blocked the pain of that one out too well 😁 Oh well...onwards and (not) upwards...
Running up that hill...: What on earth was I... - Couch to 5K
Embrace those hills. Hills are good. Hills make us stronger. The Hills are alive..
But gently. Run a shorter hill session. 25mins with intervals. Walk when you need to. Patter up on your toes, don't lean back, go for a toe strike. It will pay off big time when you're on the flat.
Good for you for doing them Hills!! ❤❤
That’s amazing - well done! I live in a hilly bit too (I feel like we may have had this conversation before 😁) and when I ran up a v steep one earlier this week I kept running back downhill a little bit to give my thighs a break but then went back up and further iykwim. I got the idea from a few articles I saw about hill training that mentioned it so perhaps something for next time? 😅
Yikes!!!! I thought that my 153m altitude increase was a lot. My demanding hill is just a mere baby bump compared to your seriously adult bump! Well done you! How long was the run? You're a hill heroine! I have been having a little look to see if some one mentioned their altitude rise, southlundon did in reply to one of my posts and now you with a new hill standard. I am still in am in awe! Whenever you go up, you do have to come down again! Always reassuring. Well done you! 🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️