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