No, NOT news flash, FAST Flash.
I've been concentrating on climbing steep hills and mountains for the past two weeks. It's paying off. Today I walked up my old nemesis, Godde Hill. From my front door, up 60th Street to the Aqueduct is 2.5 miles; 5 miles round trip.
A month ago I thought I was going up at three miles an hour but was not. Today I did. I made the 2.5 miles up in 45 minutes and came back down in 39 minutes. Whew. I'm tired, sweaty and BEEEEEE OHHHHHHH! smelly, but that felt good.
Six more miles and I break 200, starting from January 30.