Today, I ran the same hill workout that I did 2 weeks ago. This time I did not run the recoveries down the hill backwards. It took a good week before my calf muscles were healed from the soreness I got from that workout. Lesson learned from that was not to over do the workout while trying something new. I think backward running is good for strengthening different muscles but next time I'll just run a few backwards for fun and not for a complete serious workout.
Weather conditions was about the same as last time but the temperatures was about 5 degrees colder today. I ran by the south Marginal road, near Lake Erie, where there were some strong winds coming off the lake. It was cold. But, what's important is that my legs felt good and I was able to run the hills a little faster.
A few more hill workouts and I'll be ready to hit the track for some fast intervals at the end of February.