Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: 3x 12 minute Threshold Intervals

Threshold intervals are a great way to increase your tolerance to riding fast for an extended period of time. use this workout to boost your speed and endurance. This is great for all cyclists including mountain bikers and triathletes.

Each Wednesday I’ll post a windtrainer 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.

3x 12min

  • 10min WU Level II;
  • 3x 12min Level IV, 3min Level II RI;
  • 10min CD Level I-II;
  • 10min Stretching

The warm up (WU) should be done at an intensity that is steady but not over consuming at Level II. Ride for a minimum of 10 minutes.

The main set: ride hard for twelve minutes at Level IV, then ride at Level II for three minutes as your Rest Interval (RI).  Repeat this set a total of three times.

The cool down (CD) is at a low intensity, jogging for a minimum of 10 minutes.

Finish with 10 minutes stretching to assist with the recovery.

I am the Head Coach & Director of Qwik Kiwi – Endurance Sports Consultant.

I specialise in assisting first timers and recreational athletes to achieve their sporting goals. I can be contacted at coachray@coachray.nz and 021 348 729.

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If you enjoyed this workout, here is a similar session I published 12 months ago.

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: 10x 15 seconds

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