Hills change your attitude. I embraced the hills early in my career, and knew I could get up a hill fast, and fly down the back of the hill. I do recall ending a 10,000m brutal cross country event with the last 300m completely uphill. i put my head down and just charged to the top, passing a guy in the final meters and feeling a bit, well, sick.
Hills were our weapon of choice in junior college. 4 weeks of hills and we could get anyone fit. It was fun, and a learning experience.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019: 20 minute warm up run, 3 x 11/2 miles, hilly runs, 1/2 mile cooldown, 20 minute cooldown
Week 8, Summer mileage, Training week 8, the grind has begun
Monday: 55 minute park run
Tuesday: 20 minute warm up run, 3 x 11/2 miles, hilly runs, 1/2 mile cooldown, 20 minute cooldown
Wednesday: 55 minute run, relaxed
Thursday: 70 minute fartlek, 7 x 4 minutes, with 3 minute jog, 10 minute warm up, 11 minutes cooldown
Friday: 55 minute park run, relaxed
Saturday: 50 minute easy run
Sunday: 80-85 minute long run