Hills…the best alternative or no alternative?

Last week in Spain there was no alternative to taking on early morning hills.  We were staying in a valley and to get anywhere it was uphill or…well it was uphill!

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The first run was a shock as the gradient was challenging to say the least.  The next two runs were a mix of fear of the gradients and fun because what goes up has to come down – to lots of cool water and a big breakfast.

The last run – well I was just glad it was the last.

The thing is that just in those few days I have strengthened my legs, improved my aerobic capacity and definitely increased my endurance.

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And that was all good because this week I had a tremendous  time walking up Scotland’s most easterly Munro without any problem at all.  I could enjoy the space, the views and the camaraderie of the other walkers without huffing and puffing and no stiff and sore legs.  A great day out.

 

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