Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hill Repeats

"Man often becomes what he believes himself to be.
If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it.
On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning."
-Mahatma Gandhi

 Hill Repeats

The hill is 0.23 miles long. It has a short steep grade, then is not as steep.
I believe I will try a different hill next week, closer to home. It's longer and steeper, but there is actually car traffic on it.

2.05 4.24
2.12 4.17
2.08 4.27
2.15 4.28
2.11 4.34 (jumped out of the way of the garbage truck lumbering uphill)

The hill road here is dirt/gravel. I skidded a bit on the downhill-didn't want to fall on an actual road!
This was not done with any great "effort".It was 66 degrees and humid when I started, around 73 when I stopped.  But I have a baseline recorded now, for this hill, so I can strive to improve on this.

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