I love hill repeats. Insane I know. Actually it’s more of a love hate relationship. I don’t exactly love it when I am doing it but I get through the uphill grinds, ticking them off mentally as I go and when I am pushing out that last one I am in my element.
How could anyone love hill repeats. I love it because I know I will get significant fitness gains far greater than any easy run on the flat.
Sometimes my workouts are on the road and shorter it depends on the event I am training for. At the moment my upcoming event is on trails and very hilly so I am running up and down a trail with uneven steps, a turn or two, exposed tree roots and rocks. Hill repeats are my strength training and I would much rather be out on the trail or even the road doing hill repeats than cooped up in a gym lifting weights.
But each to their own. I prefer nature. It’s a hill, get over it.