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Hill sprints imitate life... or does life imitate hill sprints?

There's something about high intensity repetitions of an exercise (hill sprints is what brought this to mind) which is like life.

Just to be clear, when I say high intensity I mean - as much as you have to give at that time. Balls out, fast as you can, hard as you can. Clearly then, if you do a number of reps in that session your results will decline as your "best" is a little less each time as your tanks drain. How quickly it declines will depend on a number of factors e.g. time available for recovery; prior training inter alia.


We talk about our best effort but we should be clear, best effort is only a maximum of what is available at that given moment. Your "best" will depend on many things - fatigue; time of day; motivation etc And at the same time, it doesn't.


The measured output of the results of our best effort will vary dramatically. As will the ease with which we hit the stride of our best effort. But best effort is also ab…