I need to transition to using my uphill walking and hiking muscles more to prepare for my vertical K challenge in June. So today I did a little over two hour workout, spending the first part standing up to pedal continuously on my bike, which uses similar muscles. Then I climbed up the hill on the Thomas Grade, walking and pushing the bike. This is a nice and steep local challenge. A good workout, with leg muscles a bit sore afterwards from using them in a way they’ve not been accustomed to lately. So I need to do this type of thing on a regular basis now.
Looking up the hill at the bottom of the Thomas grade. It’s misleading from here, it has a lot of switchbacks and is further than it looks. It’s just about a mile with 260 m elevation gain, 8.7% average grade.
View out over Morgan Hiil from partway up