A few in my running group have discussed a hill challenge, a personal challenge for ourselves rather than against each other that we can track our progress.
I have shyed away from much hill work during the past two years and decided now is the time to get my big girl pants on and beast them – this is to help build up the strength in my legs to be able to tackle the trail hills on the Cirencester route. I’m tackling those as intervals at the moment and my ambition is to run the lot – the whole 14kms!
Big Bertha at the start of the park is a pavement path of 1 mile in length – with a lovely elevation which doesn’t look much but is a very gradual hill which ends up lung busting! When I run this on Tuesday I will upload the elevations, I am hoping to run up and down Big Bertha at least twice to start with and then take it from there… glad to have brought some hill work into my training and therefore more structure. Will report back my progress!
Trail Raider #2
Yesterday’s trail run was fun and I have eventually cracked the ViewRanger app! Managed to run half way up the route and back down in intervals … some of the terrain was very long grass and mud but I really enjoy it! Taking a rest day today and gentle walk with the family in Minety plus a big ass well deserved roast….