Hey all, I just started the climbing intervals training plan and it’s going well so far. I ran into a question which is - how should I modify this Climb Intervals workout (highlighted in the screenshot) given that my target climb is much shorter than 15 mins?
Specifically, this workout is talking about doing repeats on a 15 min climb. However, my target climb is about half that. Considering that, would it make sense to just do more repeats? Or, would it make sense to seek out a longer climb for just this workout?
I figure it would make sense to change something or else my overall TSS would be much lower if I just do 3 repeats on my shorter climb. Thanks in advance
…to build on this question, I have the opposite problem… my target climbs on my A event are 15 ish minutes long (and then much longer alpine climbs later in the summer) but I dont have anything like that to train on. The longest climbs around here are about 4 mins. They are a similar gradient though.
thanks Frank - threshold on the flats (ish) into the wind seems to be my standard outdoor interval these days. Have been doing a lot on the rollers but really want to try and get some good quality outdoor intervals whenever possible.
The beauty of this training approach is that that you can adopt whatever resources you have. Watts are watts whether you make them on climbs, on the flats, or on the trainer. Flats and climbs, etc… Choose which you like the most and go for it!
Analyze your data afterwards to measure how you ‘did’ - look for sections of riding between 8 and 45 minutes where you trying to hold your sweet spot wattages and double check how you did.
Thanks @FRANK sometimes I tend to over think things.
Another question regarding “Freestyle” SS Sunday , I completed a forum search but unable to find what I was looking for. It says to spend a total of 45mins in SS range, this Sunday is a 3hr ride NO TSS, is it recommended to ride the full 3hrs mostly in SS? I ask as this past Saturday I had a 4hr Sweet Spot ride with a 200 TSS, I completed it in 2hrs 44mins with a VI of 0.99 and IF of 0.88. Thoughts?