Sorry for not geting back, sooner, I've been looking for new goals and I think I've found it. The city to summit race next year which starts with a swim in Edinburgh, follwed by a challenging ride to glen coe and a nice marathon which finishes in Glen Nevis (after running up Ben Nevis)
Hi all, basically I was wanting to know what the benefits of hill walking are on running.
A year ago I was running well, 22 min 5k, sub 2 hour H/M but last winter I lost motivation after my last HM and I've never got it back. A series of life events (moved to London - eating /drinking, then moving home unemployed) has led to weight increase. I am about 2 stone heavier than I was even around March time.
i know that a lack of routine has been the cause of this, and I'm now trying to get myself sorted, but my confidence to just head out and run is low. So instead I've been heading to the hills and walking, there's some pretty big climbs to heights of almost 1000ft above sea level it certainly makes me blow. Do you think this is a good platform for me to build upon. at present I just don't feel ready to gBarack into club running until I'm back somewhere near where I was.
note -I'm fully aware of the benefits of fell running as some of my best road results have Come after a period of hill training, I just wondered whether I'd still benefit while toning down the intensity.
nb- I make an effort to drive up the hills like an old Diesel engine!