Three Days…

…not the Jane’s Addiction song; three days in a row on the Turbo.

Today’s recipe was a short but sharp one.
5 minutes w/u
10 minutes @HIM effort
2 mins easy
5 mins Olympic tri effort
2 mins easy
10 minutes as (1:00 Oly, 1:00 HIM, 2:00 Oly, 2:00 HIM, 5:00 Oly)
2 minutes w/d

I was surprised by the effort I could sustain on the last ten minutes. Yesterday’s 25 minute main set showed me that I can hold a higher pace for longer than I felt or realised. I will run and swim tomorrow and squeeze in another bike set if I can.

Today’s run was cancelled because of, well, let’s say family issues.

Two Days

Two days and two turbo sessions.

First one -on Monday- was 5×5:00(2:00 RI) + 5×1:00 (0:30 RI)

Tuesday I tried a single 25 minute interval to get an idea how a 2×20:00 would feel.

While it was hard, I don’t see how it beats the more intensive sessions. Word on slowtwitch is that the 2×20:00 is better than the short harder intervals but surely it is work done that counts; add up your kilojoules and the most wins. However, if you haven’t done the high intensity stuff, how are you going to cover a breakaway attempt? How are you going to make a mid race move to leave the pack behind (be that a triathlon or a rr pack)?

I’ll give the 2×20:00 a try but will not leave the puke inducing hard stuff behind for the moment.