As riders have more in their lives than just cycling; friends, family, work, etc. the time available to commit to training and exercise can be sparse. A super endurance sport, such as cycling – typically requires a lot of time to train out on the road, to get enough physiological stimulus and make significant improvements. Factoring in changing, pumping your tyres up and riding in and out of the city you can spend 2 hours before you are ready to ‘train’.
06:00 – Alarm goes off.
06:10 – Cycling shorts, socks, heart rate monitor and shoes are on.
06:15 – MyCycling wheels start turning.
06:25 – Heart is pumping, sweat is forming and you are ready to train.
06:40 – Half way through the session, the lactic acid is flowing through every muscle fibre in your legs.
06:55 – Cool down time.
07:10 – Breakfast.
A shorter and more effective training periods
4 Minutes 105% of threshold at 60rpm – 2 Minutes Recovery at 60% of threshold 90rpm.
Repeat the above 6 Minute block 5 times in total.
7 Minutes Cool down.