Last week whilst on holiday I attempted my first little ‘mountain run’, if you can call it that. Inspired by wonderful people like Emelie Forsberg and other inspiring runners I thought I use the opportunity, once away from pretty much flat London.
It started in a small village at 900m and went up 4.25km to the top at 1575m. Most of it was a very steep tarmac road and the last bit was a mix of meadow and rocks.
To be honest I though it would be one of those days, where after a couple of minutes in I will curse this nutter with those stupid running ideas (aka myself)…
But actually that wasn’t the case. I really enjoyed it and especially up was challenging, but so much fun!
Downhill was rather challenging as it was very steep and I do have to admit, I was sore for days.
No records were broken that day and the 8.5km and 1350m altitude took me 1.37h. However it was a great first experience and I will definitely consider taking part in more hilly/off road races for next year!
Enjoy your running