I did 1.5 hours of hill intervals. I took the 29er out on steep paved roads. There are some neighborhoods here that creep up the mountain, and so the roads to these homes are steep. Some are long, others are short. They all hurt though. I felt really good on the bike. My legs were snappy, and I was able to really push the gears up the inclines. I think January is going to be a month of pain. I am focusing on doing more interval work, and more intense efforts. That is an area I was weak in during 2005, and I want to improve that this year.
Speaking of this year, here is my race schedule. Of course it is subject to change, but these will be what I plan for.
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo February 18th. Tuscon, Arizona (5-man team)
Kokepelli Trail Race May 13th. Moab, Utah
12 Hours of Endurance June 24th. Park City, Utah
Brianhead Epic 100 July 29th. Brianhead, Utah
The E100 August 26th. Park City, Utah
24 Hours of Soldier Hollow September 10. Soldier Hollow, Utah
24 Hours of Moab October 14. Moab, Utah
Now these are just the Endurance races. I will also be riding in several Intermountain Cup Races.