At the moment for my “laborious leg day” experience I took my recumbent southeast in the direction of Gilroy and again. I began out with two hours at a brisk tempo, then completed up with some intervals. The experience was difficult however satisfying. This was additionally good mindfulness training- it takes focus to maintain the tempo brisk however regular in the course of the tempo portion. Intervals deliver up the whiny a part of your mind (“I don’t wish to preserve going, that is uncomfortable!”) and it’s good psychological coaching to simply observe these ideas however not give in to them.
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.
I uploaded this exercise to Strava (https://www.strava.com, see member “wealthy king”) to see if it could pick any segments, and it discovered a number of. A part of my experience went on Dryden highway which turns into Crews highway. There’s a difficult little uphill known as the “Crews bump”, it turned out I used to be quantity 4 out of 11 in my age group which have achieved that phase. My finest effort was in November final yr, on my upright, with a time of 6 min 46 sec. I used to be a bit of slower at the moment on the ‘bent. I clearly can enhance that, as a result of I didn’t know this was a phase so I’ve by no means focussed particularly on my effort over the “bump”. It’s good to have these native challenges for motivation.