This session is designed to enhance your ability to sustain a high steady state effort for an Olympic triathlon or a 40km Time Trial event. This session will also be great for any cyclist who will look to do a long breakaway or a tough MtB race with a long steady climb.
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 week’s workout was inspired by a workout in Joe Friel and Jim Vance’s book Triathlon Science. It was written by David Warden of 80/20 Endurance in the chapter about General and Specific Training.
David Warden’s Olympic Tri Workout A
- 10min WU Level II;
- 3x 20min Level IV, 10min Level II RI;
- 10min CD Level I-II;
- 10min Stretching
Start the workout with a ten-minute Warm Up (WU) riding at Level II. Keep your cadence above 90Rpm for the warm-up.
The main set involves completing three reps of twenty minutes at Level IV (90-95% of Functional Threshold Power (FTP)) with a ten-minute Rest Interval (RI) ridden at Level II.
Conclude the intervals 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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