This is a windtrainer session that is great for developing your ability to ride above your threshold. It is perfect for triathletes, road cyclists, and mountain bikers alike.
Each Wednesday I’ll post a Windtrainer Workout 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.
This session is inspired by an article from Bicycling mag.
Bicycling’s Attack Intervals
- 15min Level II WU;
- 3x 2min Level V, 3min Level II RI;
- 10min Level II CD;
- 10min Stretching
The Warm Up (WU) should be done at an intensity that is steady but not overconsuming at Level II for 15 minutes.
The Main Set is made up of three reps at Level V for two minutes. Take a three-minute Rest Interval (RI) at Level II between reps.
The Cool Down (CD) is at low intensity (Level II) for a minimum of ten minutes.
Finish with 10 minutes of stretching to assist with the recovery.
If you would like further advice feel free to contact me.
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