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    Intervals hurt

    But for some reason I keep doing them.

    that is all.

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    They hurt less than getting dropped or being perma-packfill.

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    Correct.
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    i just finished Spinervals 22.0 TT workout - 20, 15, 10 & 5 minute intervals with 5 minute recovery. One of my favs.

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    they sure as hell do. and i'm scheduled for 3 sets of 3x1min zone 6 ones today
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    This hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
    This hurt.

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    They do hurt. They feel great a short time after though.

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    ^^ So true; What hurt yesterday was a new variation I am doing of WRI™ intervals to make the most of my commute home and the terrain I have available. Five 1 minute efforts (start with hard sprint, hold at zone 6), with ~2 minutes recovery between them. Except after the last one, after the 1 minute mark passes, I only back it down to just below threshold and hold it for 10 minutes. Leaves just enough time for a few minutes recovery before getting home.

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    Yes they do hurt and they're especially good when you're pissed off at yourself because you pulled a bonehead move and DNF'd your race last night because of a BS self induced mechanical.

    I'm gonna pay for my stupidity tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    Yes they do hurt and they're especially good when you're pissed off at yourself because you pulled a bonehead move and DNF'd your race last night because of a BS self induced mechanical.

    I'm gonna pay for my stupidity tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericcox View Post
    ^^ So true; What hurt yesterday was a new variation I am doing of WRI™ intervals to make the most of my commute home and the terrain I have available. Five 1 minute efforts (start with hard sprint, hold at zone 6), with ~2 minutes recovery between them. Except after the last one, after the 1 minute mark passes, I only back it down to just below threshold and hold it for 10 minutes. Leaves just enough time for a few minutes recovery before getting home.
    ouch

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    ^^^ That's what my legs said. The reality of it was the last interval at an average of 177, drop to about 165 and hold for 7-8 minutes, drop to 160 or so for the last 2-3 because of congestion on the trail. Not because my legs were rebelling, it was the congestion. Really.

    Edit to add: those numbers are heartrate, not power, if that wasn't obvious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    They do hurt. They feel great a short time after though.
    hurts so good?

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    Sometimes love don't feel like it should

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    Come on baaaaaaaaaby.

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    I find climbing repeats really hurt. Well, that and sprints...which is probably why I never do sprint training.
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    ^Same for me. For some reason I can justify to myself that climbing repeats should hurt more an hence do them harder. Sprints are on flat ground generally and I just don't see them as hurting as much and can't push as hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarWizard View Post
    I find climbing repeats really hurt. Well, that and sprints...which is probably why I never do sprint training.
    This is my tomorrow. I've been trying to get a little more structure to my riding of late. Thursday has become hill day. My problem on my hill, which peaks at about 18% for a very short way, is not exerting too much on the early efforts so that I have some left for later efforts.

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    I find that I used to go too hard early on when I felt good.....then after the 4th or 5th time up, I was toast. I'd meter my effort, almost to the point the first 3-4 felt downright easy (it's a 1 mile hill that gains around 300 feet)....but by the 10th one, I was feeling it. You know you got in a good workout when your sides hurt and you're too tired to hold yourself up effectively LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doggus View Post
    Did you pull a Tom Simpson at minute 39? Co-workers put you back on your bike?
    Naw, that was just a one minute recovery between laps. These were done on a computrainer, simulating the Sugarloaf Mountain Race course.

    I had my team record for all of 28 hours before it went down tonight. Our best climber was distraught that I had shattered his time, not once, but twice in a row. I pointed out that the climb was only 1/10th of the course and the rest of it was won on the flats and descents.. So he came out and bested me by 46 seconds tonight.

    Game on, I must go back next week and try harder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffleupagus View Post
    They hurt less than getting dropped or being perma-packfill.
    Go easy on the peloton dogs, Dog.

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    Wouldn't know, I don't do intervals. You hard core racers are a crazy breed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarWizard View Post
    I find that I used to go too hard early on when I felt good.....then after the 4th or 5th time up, I was toast. I'd meter my effort, almost to the point the first 3-4 felt downright easy (it's a 1 mile hill that gains around 300 feet)....but by the 10th one, I was feeling it. You know you got in a good workout when your sides hurt and you're too tired to hold yourself up effectively LOL
    Yeah, it's good to fall apart one week, then average your wattage for all the repeats, including the one that you fell apart on (but that would be the last one in the average). The following week, you go back, hit the first one 10W below the average, and bump by 5W each run. It's really easy for the first 2.5...

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