Feels great to have that one behind me. My previous run set lots of PBs and today's one was bit different. I had another stab at that hill from few weeks ago when I gasped for air and barely finished it. This time I have managed to do 3.7K vs 3.1K that time before. And the best part is, I wasn't too tired, not fighting to catch a bit of air on every step and actually had fastest 1K till now (downhill though).
I was actually thinking that running uphill and down again is like running flat, but 2 different speeds. In reality, when you start descending you also have to 'break' a bit and can't just let go and make up for the lost pace. But it felt great, like real accomplishment especially compared to my previous attempts. I had 100m climb and same amount of descent during my course. 2 weeks to go!!!