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Don't feel like doing intervals today...

Old 03-28-07, 03:06 PM
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Don't feel like doing intervals today...

...but now that I posted this thread I have to.

And people say this place is useless...

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Old 03-28-07, 03:13 PM
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I just got finished with mine. On a 4 minute 8% hill, I sprinted up it 6 times max effort. 5 minutes rest in between. Felt good actually. Now, I shall do recovery rides until this weekend. 3 races this weekend including a hilly road race.
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Old 03-28-07, 03:20 PM
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I'm gonna be heading out in 27mph winds, it'll feel like intervals. Feel better?
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You never feel like doing intervals...

You should never want to do intervals...

I hate intervals...

Intervals hate me...

But you feel so good when you get off the bike after intervals...
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Originally Posted by DXchulo
...but now that I posted this thread I have to.

And people say this place is useless...

I'm sitting up and drinking beer tonight. I'll ride tomorrow.
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I want to do intervals, but I am busy all day so no riding for me.

Tomorrow I'll do intervals.
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Old 03-28-07, 06:41 PM
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Well, I got in a 1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1 pyramid. Fun stuff. The temps were in the 40s and there was 22 mph wind with 32 mph gusts. Quite a change from 70s yesterday.
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Old 03-28-07, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Hammertoe
You never feel like doing intervals...

You should never want to do intervals...

I hate intervals...

Intervals hate me...

But you feel so good when you get off the bike after intervals...
I usually like doing intervals, actually. As long as it's nice and hot out and I get a good sweat going I look forward to it.

Each type of ride has its advantages and disadvantages and can be fun or a chore depending on my mood. If there's one I end up dreading more than others it has to be the recovery ride.
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Originally Posted by Hammertoe
But you feel so good when you get off the bike after intervals...
Not when you are puking...
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Old 03-28-07, 08:56 PM
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Today's intervals were definitely a chore. I didn't want to do them but now that I am finished I am glad that I did it.
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Originally Posted by DXchulo
...but now that I posted this thread I have to.

And people say this place is useless...

Hey, can you do some intervals for me? Thanks.
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Old 03-29-07, 01:15 AM
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Yesterday i couldn't get through the intervals I'd completed three weeks running. Suckage.

Today was better!
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Originally Posted by NomadVW
Yesterday i couldn't get through the intervals I'd completed three weeks running. Suckage.

Today was better!
Sounds like you need a recovery week. I try to go easy every fourth week and then build upon what I had before.

The nice thing about recovery weeks is you get to sit around drinking beer in the evening while people are whining about how much they don't want to do intervals. The bad thing about recovery weeks is that when they're over you get to hammer yourself into the ground harder than before.
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Old 03-29-07, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by kevinmcdade
Today's intervals were definitely a chore. I didn't want to do them but now that I am finished I am glad that I did it.
Last night I really felt lazy and didn't want to train, but my wife gave me a little mental push which got me going. When I was done I was feeling good. OK sore and tired but still good.
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Originally Posted by kensuf
Sounds like you need a recovery week. I try to go easy every fourth week and then build upon what I had before.
Nah, just an extra recovery day. I wrapped up the day and did an easy spin back to the house. Everything was back on today. Sunday was a pretty heavy day, so I should have expected the necessary extra recovery. I don't really do "recovery weeks." Since I moved to training with power it's a lot easier to quantify training load from day to day and manage that. Doesn't mean I didn't want to do the intervals on the schedule yesterday, but I can point to my training load and see why it wasn't happening.
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Originally Posted by DXchulo
...but now that I posted this thread I have to.

And people say this place is useless...

I felt that way on my hill-climbing workout ride the other day....turns out I did the ride 7 minutes faster than last week. Good stuff.
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What expensive component should I buy to offset the fact that I don't do intervals?
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Originally Posted by Stallion
I just got finished with mine. On a 4 minute 8% hill, I sprinted up it 6 times max effort. 5 minutes rest in between. Felt good actually. Now, I shall do recovery rides until this weekend. 3 races this weekend including a hilly road race.
That's exactly what we're doing today. I only get about 50 sec recovery on this workout though (descend fast). So I have to go less than max at the beginning, then work for negative splits over the six repeats. Same grade and time as yours. You're not riding Far West in Austin are you?
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Originally Posted by CyLowe97
What expensive component should I buy to offset the fact that I don't do intervals?
Anything as long as it is carbon.
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Old 03-29-07, 08:41 AM
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Hey, can you do some intervals for me? Thanks.
I did two extra climbing intervals wednesday...I'm selling them on eBay.
 
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I did two extra climbing intervals wednesday...I'm selling them on eBay.
Nice. You're like the Chicago Climate Exchange of cycling.
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I would much rather do an hour of climbing at threshold than work on intervals.
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Originally Posted by CyLowe97
What expensive component should I buy to offset the fact that I don't do intervals?
Carbon handlebar bell.

*THUNK THUNK*

So much more effective than "on your left".
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