Posted by: Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes | February 8, 2010

Cycle Log: Intensity Phase Week 2

Week 2 is the second week of the first mesocycle of my Intensity Phase (click here for a detailed description of macrocyles, mesocycles and microcycles).  Here are the actual workouts with the plan for the week of February 1 to 7, 2010 (click here to download my plan for the Intensity Phase).  I had three very tiring workouts this week.  They included a two-hour Hill Climb session, a Time Trial interval workout and a Tempo ride, which I did because I was too tired to do another interval workout!

Week of 2/1/10 Mon Tues Wed Th Fri Sat Sun Total
Goal 2.0 HC 1.0 SS OFF 1.75 HI 1.0 AR 1.25 PI OFF 7.0
Actual 2.0 HC 1.0 SS OFF 1.25 TT 1.0 AR 1.25 Tempo OFF 6.5

 

Overall, I had another strong training week, but I did tire a bit toward the end.  My Hill Climb workout consisted of 32 miles on very hilly terrain.  I performed my Time Trial interval workout indoors on my TT bike.  It consisted of 4 x 6:00 intervals at or near lactate threshold with 5 minutes of recovery after each hard effort.  It was an awesome workout, which is exactly how you should feel at the end of your interval sessions.  While they are very tiring, you should end the session feeling like you could complete one more hard effort.  My Tempo ride was also performed indoors on my TT bike.  I’m glad next week is a recovery week (after a hard interval workout on Monday).  I’ll let you know how it goes!

NEXT POST – February 11, 2010

Cycling Performance Tip #3

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