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W6R3 Failed to plan

So what's that saying, people don't plan to fail but fail to plan?? Yep well that would be me, grrr.

I sent off a little late this morning 7:30am but all felt great. In fact the 1st run went so well I was actually enjoying myself - Yep get me, enjoying a run. So being the smart **** I am I thought I would try out a new route for the 2nd run. I hadn't actually walked the route. I hadn't actually mapped the run. But hey I thought I could run the route!! As I turned the corner I realised I'd made a massive mistake. Facing me was a killer hill, not suprising as I live in Yorkshire.

Oh I thought never mind I'll cut through that field and rejoin the road. Ummmmm, well the field turned out to be pretty steep and the grass hadn't been cut for a while. I manged about 10 step before having to slow to a walk. I walked the rest of the way up the hill as I couldn't find the strength to resume running. Once at the top I started to run again but by then I'd lost my mojo and the run was really horried. Laura telling me I was halfway through didn't help as I knew I wasn't. I have no idea how much of the 2nd run I managed but it wasn't 10mins.

I'm really gutted as this is the 1st run I've failed to do and I only failed becasue I didn't plan. I know if I'd gone my normal run I would have managed it. Oh well I'll redo it on Wed and this time I will stick to my trusted known route!!

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Commiserations on the killer hill, I know how you feel. Don't be gutted, let it go and just do it again, a day here or there is nothing when you've got as far as Wk6R3!


I know your suki_007 but I was rather enjoying the glowing feeling when I thought that allthough its been hard I've managed it all. Well that will teach my pride ;-)


I can only sympathise, as you know, I did the same thing yesterday. Today I ache all over. I worked out I did a 5 mile round trip! Most of it flipping walking, think I only ran 1 3/4 miles at the absolute max. I live in Yorkshire too and there's just no stretch of more than about 2 miles round here that doesn't involve the dreaded hills. Might try out the treadmill later this week. Trouble is, I love being outside, trotting past the sheep etc and looking at the scenery. Hills are one of my projects for after graduation.

Good luck for tomorrow, it'll be fine


Lol, I'm getting very good at working out routes around the base of those hills. Like you I prefer outside. I don't know, but treadmill running doesn't appeal to me at all. It's bit like those exercise bikes, a lot of sweating not to go anywhere.




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