July 6, 2010
It was hot, but I was determined to do a hill workout on Squirrel Hill Dr. before I start my new job in Bellefonte. I was joined by Tom Cali, John Domico, Rob Shaver, Libby Covelli, and Kevin Becker. Joel Niemann joined us as we headed into Walnut Springs, opting for the slightly longer but more shaded route to the hill. Mark Traband and Matt Soccio disappeared somewhere before the hill, even though I promised full workout credit for "one-bys" because of the heat.
Tom declared the first repeat "the worst hill ever," but he didn't stick around for the fourth hill, when we had to dodge a mobile home attempting to turn around on the hill. Really, the worst thing about that hill is the traffic. Fortunately for me we have several monster hills with very little vehicle traffic in Bellefonte!
For this very special hill workout, I went all out and brought along my Garmin:
I had it set on auto lap, which makes it a little confusing, but the hill repeats are laps 5, 7, 9, and 11. The hill is a little less than a quarter mile and climbs about 130 ft.