My buddy Neil has been doing some hill repeats over in New Mexico. Naturally, I could not resist the temptation to find a new hill here in Phoenix and bust out some repeats myself. So I did-- this afternoon. It was relatively hot, but I tried to keep it cool by focusing on effort, breathing, staying light on my feet, and getting stronger with each stride. As a result, I had a "good time" cranking out 4 one minute repeats with 90 second jogs down the hill, followed by 4 more two minute repeats with two minute jogs in between on random up and down terrain. I then wrapped up the 75 minute session with a few 30 second blasts up a few small bumps.
The workout was hard and rewarding. Thanks for planting the seed, Neil -- now go easy or you might kill me!