Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tour of Sufferlandria Day 5 (Ride 8)

Two days post Rock Cobbler including a days rest. This was another double day and involved A Very Dark Place and Nine Hammers.

AVDP is 5 x 4:00 intervals- with 3:00 rest between each interval. Each interval has its own aggressive personality:

  • Solo breakaway in Paris-Nice
  • Small group breakaway in Fleche-Wallone
  • Joining Gilbert and the Schlecks as they attack in Liege-Bastogne-Liege
  • Following Cancellara – and trying to beat him – in Paris-Roubaix
  • Holding onto Wiggins and crew in the Criterium du Dauphine

This I dialed down to 80% and managed to hang onto the end.

Nine Hammers has a different but strangely similar structure. It is nine VO2 and Threshold intervals, lasting from 3 to 4.5 minutes, racing with the pros including immersive on-bike and broadcast footage from the Tours of Romandie and Switzerland.

This one was dialed down to 90%.


In the end it was just over 2 hours and 33 miles on the clock. This leaves the final day tomorrow and then Becca and I are off on vacation for 10 days!

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