Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-28-14, 05:40 PM   #1
Keep calm, Cycle on
Thread Starter
Panza's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: New England
Bikes: Pinarello F8, Bianchi ∞, Colnago SS, Niner MTB
Posts: 811
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 99 Post(s)
What training routine can I make with this hill?

I have a pretty tough hill in my city. Christian Hill, an 800m long, 250ft tall climb that shoots up from 0% to 19.3% for the first 1/3rd of the hill, the majority of the rest of the hill falls between to 8%-18.3% (8% at intersections and then sharp long inclines inbetween until clearing the hill).

I've been working on clearing this hill for a while now, because hills are my weakest area. When I started I could barely manage to sprint past the first 1/3rd before walking my bike up embarassingly. I can now make 3 full runs with 5 minute rests between climbs... I want to be able to climb with a more structured plan though. Any ideas on how to make the most out of my climb? It takes me little over 3 minutes to make the climb.
Panza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-14, 09:32 PM   #2
just another gosling
Carbonfiberboy's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004
Posts: 12,848
Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 797 Post(s)
Yes, you bet. 3-minute intervals are a staple. Basically, you just do hill repeats. Climb hard, coast down, do it again. There are a couple of popular regimens:
5 or 6 repeats, then quit.
3 sets of 3 repeats with 5 minutes of easy spinning between sets.

Notice your time for each climb. If your times are getting longer, stop the workout and ride home at a moderate pace. If I were doing the long set, usually my 3rd climb would be faster than the first 2. If you do the 3 sets, pace yourself and do each set a little faster.
Carbonfiberboy is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:43 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.