This hill near my house has been my nemesis. I've been trying to conquer this hill for years, without success.
It's only about 2/10 of a mile long, but it's got an 18% grade. That's about 185 vertical feet.
Every time I've attempted it (and I've done repeats up this hill many times) I've been forced to walk. My heart rate would just go through the roof and I'd have to resort to simply trudging along to get to the top.
Finally, today, at the end of my 5K run, I ran all the way to the top, without walking! Hooray! It took me 3:05, which is actually 4 seconds slower than I've done it run:walking, but that is now the running time to beat.
Victory is mine!!!