There’s gold in them there hills

Last week, there were around 20 people at running club training, where the task was to run a number of efforts at 10K pace on a flat course around a housing estate. This week, where the brief was 8 two minute efforts up a steep hill, around 8 runners turned up!

What is it about hills that make people stay at home? Sure they are hard but it’s that hardness that makes them so good at building fitness. I have had more than one occasion thinking a particular running race was hilly, only to run it again when much fitter wondering why I had ever thought there was a problem.

So I hope doing the hill session has helped to build my fitness. When I last posted about my plan I was aiming to run 100 miles in March and my total was 109 miles. Now April has just started and my goal is to do at least the same. Last year I managed to sustain an injury in April which really messed up my running year and so, above all things, I want to get to the end of the month in one piece!

“May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness.” Psalm 72:3