2-mile recovery pace (16:00-17:30/mile) warm up, 1 30-second sprint uphill, 2-mile recovery pace cool down.
I debated whether it’s a good idea to be doing warm ups on a hill with elevation gain, but it’s not as if I’ll ever be racing on a flat trail. The access road up Badger is probably also my best spot for uphill sprints. I’ll use this route again.
The wildflowers are blooming. Badger is the only place I’ve seen purple sage. This picture lined up perfectly: Candy, Red, and Rattlesnake Mountains all in a row behind the blooming sage.