The weather has been changing recently. Still capable of being warm but with some rainy spells and cool winds.
This made my hill session a bit easier this week. Occasional cool breezes across my face and body were just enough to keep me from overheating and made the hilly loops almost pleasant. I haven’t done hills for some time and had forgotten that there is a technique. This was explained at high volume ffrom behind as I struggled up the slope. Shorter stride, head up to keep your airway open and use your arms. It helped and I concentrated on this each loop became not easier but more controlled.
My distance run route is a bit hilly as well so the technique helped next day as I ran my 13K long run. Again cool breezes helped me along and I was pleased to be able to complete it this week. It was nice to see the cattle out in the fields enjoying the open spaces. Not so nice to run over what they had left behind on the roads between the farm yards and the fields though. That’s the countryside for you!