I think it's going to be a good week.
Just knocked off an 8:23 on the climb up Snoqualmie Parkway from the railroad tracks to Fairway Avenue. I hadn't ever done it in under nine minutes before, so this was a nice surprise. I noticed my heart rate was between 173-177 for almost all of the climb so that tells me I can probably push a little harder if I really dug deep. Of course, not being 25 miles into a ride when I start the climb would help too.
We'll see, but I just might get under eight minutes by summer.