"He conquers who endures" - Persius "Every workout should have a purpose. Every purpose should link back to achieving a training objective." - Spaniel
I know every inch of that route, but it did seem hillier than normal for me today. I'm fairly happy with my time...I've gone faster, but I almost always peak in the fall. I really noticed my lack of road work a few times. I'll need to incorporate some more hill sprints and tempos over the next few months.