This session is a great way to develop your anaerobic capacity and top end speed. It is perfect for road cyclists and mountain bikers as it develops your ability to ‘jump’ which will assist you surge to create or join a break, and for the Mountain Bikers will help you surge away from your competitors.
Each Wednesday I’ll post a Wind Trainer session that you can do in about 60 minutes to enhance your cycling. See a previous post about training intensity (Levels) to know how hard to work. If you are working directly with Coach Ray he will in most cases prescribe either a Power Zone or Heart Rate Zone to work within if you are training with these tools.
10x 15 seconds
- 10min Warm Up Level II;
- 10x 15sec Level V Sprint, 2:45min Level II RI;
- 10min Cool Down Level II;
- 10min Stretching
Start the workout with a warm up of ten minutes easy riding at Level II.
The main set involves ten reps of a 15 second sprint at Level V (absolutely give it everything you have for these 15 seconds). Follow this up with 2:45 minutes Rest Interval at Level II.
Conclude with ten minutes riding at Level II for your Cool Down.
Finish with ten minutes stretching to assist with your recovery.
If you would like further advice feel free to contact Coach Ray.
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