Not that any of you care, but I thought I would post about hill workouts.
Did my first of the season today, and it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be
Each interval was at a 15% grade, 5mph, for 1/2 mile. Between each interval I did 1/2 mile, zero grade, 6mph.
2 mile warm up at 7mph o% grade
2 mile cool down at 7mph o% grade.
This doesn't replace the training of running down a hill, but I am guessing it helps a lot for the ups. And, there aren't a lot of 1/2 mile hills at a steady 15% around my house...... okay, nothing even close, so it is good simulation.
March is going to be a huge mileage month. I plan to go into Zumbro well prepared.