It was 2 days ago, and I ran over to some spiffy resort named The Ridge, which is on top of a large hill. Surprising, I know. Around the resort and on top of the hill is a series of smaller, rolling hills. I found one that was a pretty slight grade and not too long that I could do hill repeats on. It was about 150-175 meters, and I tackled it at 400 pace (I apologize for my odd units of measurement, Track takes its toll on me). As I mentioned, the incline wasn't too steep, but it was hot, and I was doing the workout by myself. I only did 4 repeats of it, had I been with the rest of my team on a Monday work-out I probably could have squeezed out a couple more.
The next day, yesterday, is what this super witty title applies to. We drove several hours from Napili (where we're staying) up to Haleakala Crater, which is 10,000 feet above sea level. Atmospheric UV protection is minimal and the air is thin. From the top, one can hike like 7 miles down into the base of the crater. I have younger siblings, so unfortunately I didn't get a chance to make the whole trek. Instead we hiked down only like a mile and a half. Well I ran down, but I'll get to that in a sec. First feel jealous about the beautiful picture I've embedded below.
|Looking down into the crater.|
|Look what the low pressure air did to this bag of chips!|