With some semblance of winter closing in here in Omaha, it is time once again for indoor training in the famous Velo Garage. The crew assembled last night for session one. A couple folks have moved on and will not be with us, and there is a new rookie, Jeff, onboard.
In case you missed last year's saga, the method is this: Coach Dusty (PhD in exercise physiology) sets the night's program and everyone starts and rides together. Last night's opening session was built around 15, 10, and 5 minute intervals at 70% exertion. The intensity goes up week by week. Here are a few photos of our opening session which ran about 55 minutes:
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Sir Wattsalot and the Pride of Dundee
A fellowship and re-hydration hour are always held after the ride
Initial powertap results compared to last year are very favorable, but more on that later. My year-long doping program must be working.
Our next session will be Sunday morning... can't wait!