Thursday, June 24, 2010
A couple of days ago I shared my training plan for the TRAM and as I said then today is a "speed day," that is, a day when I work on going fast! Here's the workout I did:
Form Sprints: within an aerobic ride include 6-10 sprints which last only 15 seconds, 10 out of the saddle and 5 in the saddle. The focus of this workout is form rather than power so pay more attention position and technique than intensity.
I rode for only 10 miles but I did work 10 sprints into the ride, 5 with my hands on top of the bars and 5 with my hands in the "drops." It was a blast! I most enjoyed being able to focus on technique rather than just going as fast as I could but the more I got the feel for how to sprint the faster each sprint became. I found it a wonderful way of building some momentum rather quickly without killing myself in the process.