Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Suffering on the Trainer

Tuesday morning I did a brutal interval workout on the trainer, 3 sets of 3 x 3 min on, 1 min off. Each set is basically a hard 11 minute effort with a couple of short breaks in it. I struggled and thought about skipping the last set, but I hung on and made it without much of a slip power. The 3 min efforts were all between 354 and 359 watts. I used to do this and similar workouts a lot back when I was strictly following the Dave Morris school of training. This year I'm only doing these sort of VO2 max workouts to bring on a peak.

Today I did something a little more conventional. I went out on my tt bike and just rode whatever pace I felt like. I went sort of hard part of the time, but nothing to taxing. I left early with a headlight that I haven't used in at least a year. Thankfully the light still works fine. There was more traffic then I expected. It seems that by 6:45 am cars are already all over the main roads.


spokejunky said...

SMSP/MSP intervals with incomplete recovery...AKA make the pain stop mommy.

Aaron Trent said...