I have a climb by my house that is about 2,000 ft over 5mi (610 metres in 8 km or 7.6% grade).
I ride it a least once a week and I've got a ton faster (at 35min right now). Recently my legs stopped burning on it. I'm pushing it as hard as I can, and I think I'm in the 80-90% max HR when I do it. Anything more and my body quickly forces me to pull back.
My cadence is about 80 on it, and if I shift up, I seem to go slower, and if I shift down, my cadence is too high and again I go slower.
I do a lot of rides around 7-8k ft (2133-2438m) over 50-60mi (80-96 km) so this isn't a hard climb, I'm just trying to do it as fast as I can - You know, beat my coworkers.
Should I be able to pull more from my muscles on this climb? If so, how should I change my training?