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Lengthy Cruise Then Intervals – BionicOldGuy

Right this moment for my “onerous leg day” trip I took my recumbent southeast in direction of Gilroy and again. I began out with two hours at a brisk tempo, then completed up with some intervals. The trip was difficult however gratifying. This was additionally good mindfulness training- it takes focus to maintain the tempo brisk however regular through the tempo portion. Intervals deliver up the whiny a part of your mind (“I don’t need to hold going, that is uncomfortable!”) and it’s good psychological coaching to only observe these ideas however not give in to them.

Two-hour regular tempo trip. I used to be capturing for a mean HR within the vary 110 to 120 so 112 is okay. Ideally it shouldn’t present a lot deviation from the typical so my tempo was fairly good in that respect too

I’ve not too long ago added some longer intervals to my session to raised put together me for challenges just like the Llagas hill climb.

Interval session. The 16 coronary heart charge peaks are the intervals (4×4 min, 4×2 min, 8×1 min)
Heart street, a typical nation street on the East aspect from Morgan Hill by way of San Martin to Gilroy. Scenic, flat and quick, with gentle site visitors. The fog didn’t burn off until late morning however that was wonderful, it stored it cool through the trip.

I uploaded this exercise to Strava (, see member “wealthy king”) to see if it will pick any segments, and it discovered a number of. A part of my trip went on Dryden street which turns into Crews street. There’s a difficult little uphill referred to as the “Crews bump”, it turned out I used to be quantity 4 out of 11 in my age group which have executed that section. My greatest effort was in November final yr, on my upright, with a time of 6 min 46 sec. I used to be just a little slower at the moment on the ‘bent. I clearly can enhance that, as a result of I didn’t know this was a section so I’ve by no means focussed particularly on my effort over the “bump”. It’s good to have these native challenges for motivation.

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