MORE power intervals, 3 sets of 3 x 2 minute intervals with 2 min rest between intervals and a whopping 8 min rest between sets. Today it’s all caught up with me, early shifts, yesterdays workout and still a little tired from the W/E however this is the last workout until Saturday so I give it everything knowing that Ive got a full 2 days of recovery before the next workout and it didn't go as hard as I thought it would. As per usual I found the first couple of intervals hard but as I got into my stride it all came together and I’m concentrating on feeling the burn in my thighs then backing off very slightly, constantly rocking in and out from the burn – this is good practice for what I need to do on the climbs.
Am I improving? Is this training system working for me? I have to say a definite yes. My sustainable power has gone up - not a great amount but just a few short weeks ago I could barely make the 206 watts required for a power interval, now I’m averaging 215 to 220 watts and finding 225 watts the level I now find really difficult to maintain, and what’s better is that when I’m doing the man thing of having a standing pee I can’t see my knee caps anymore over the new muscles I have developed, now that’s REAL progress…
Mow Cop tomorrow with the North Cheshire Clarion. We are riding a 60 mile recce to include the first three hills of the Cheshire Cat, should be heaps fun...
Tuesday 1 hr, 14.8 miles, Av Speed 14.8 mph
Wednesday 1 hr 10 min, 16.65 miles, Av Speed 14.3 mph