The ability to ride at or above threshold intensity will give you an advantage over your competitors and this session develops that physiological trait. This is great for all cyclists including triathletes and mountain bikers.
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.
Inspiration for today’s session comes from Nik Cook from Bike Radar, the original post can be found here.
Boost Your Pace
- 10min WU Level II;
- 8x 4:30 Level IV, 30sec Level V+;
- 10min CD Level II;
- 10min Stretching
Start the workout with a Warm Up (WU) of ten minutes of easy riding at Level II.
This session is basically a 40-minute ride at Time Trial Pace (Level IV), where every five minutes you include a maximal sprint at Level V for 30 seconds. It is tough and unrelenting, but it delivers results.
Conclude the workout with ten minutes of riding at Level II for your Cool Down (CD).
Finish with ten minutes of stretching to assist with your recovery.
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