Lengthy Cruise Then Intervals – BionicOldGuy

Immediately for my “laborious leg day” I took my recumbent bike southeast to Gilroy and again. I began with two hours at a brisk tempo after which completed with some intervals. The journey was robust however fulfilling. It was additionally a superb follow in mindfulness – it takes focus to take care of a quick however regular tempo throughout the tempo half. Intervals carry up the whiny a part of your mind (“I do not wish to go on, it is uncomfortable!”) and it is good psychological follow to simply jot down these ideas with out giving in to them.

Stroll at common tempo of two hours. I used to be capturing for a median coronary heart fee between 110 and 120, so 112 is ok. Ideally, he should not present a lot deviation from the common, so my tempo was fairly good in that regard as properly.

I just lately added longer intervals to my session to raised put together for challenges like climbing the Llagas.

Interval session. The 16 coronary heart fee peaks are the intervals (4×4 min, 4×2 min, 8×1 min)
Central Street, a typical nation highway on the east aspect of Morgan Hill by means of San Martin to Gilroy. Scenic, flat and quick with little site visitors. The fog did not dissipate till late morning, however that was tremendous, it saved it cool on the journey.

I uploaded this exercise to Strava (https://www.strava.com, see member “wealthy king”) to see if he would choose segments, and he discovered a number of. A part of my drive was on the Dryden highway which turns into the Crews highway. There’s a robust little climb known as “Crews bump”, I occurred to be quantity 4 out of 11 in my age group who did this phase. My greatest effort was in November of final yr, on my proper, with a time of 6:46. I used to be a bit slower as we speak on the nook. I can clearly enhance on that, as a result of I did not comprehend it was a phase so I by no means centered particularly on my effort on the “hump”. It is good to have these native challenges to inspire your self.

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