sounds promising. is the 4x10 a buildup to longer intervals, or is that as long as they will be? the early weeks of my training schedule I also did 2-3x10, but gradually increased the length.
New team bike, that's awesome
Yup, it's a buildup. Going to try to focus mostly on longer, less intense sessions for the next little while. I say this after kind of hammering way too hard yesterday, haha.
This weekend me 'n the boy rented a little cabin out in the country. It was quite lovely and was situated on a beautiful forested property. Also featured a giant dog named Dood, who was awesome. As any good cycling couple would do on a romantic weekend getaway in mid-February we brought our bikes
. The weather was actually supposed to be really nice.
Saturday we wussed out and just rode our trainers indoors for an hour. Said boy worked in a bike shop for a while and we finally took the time for him to attempt to do a setup for me. We dropped my bars (ugh, now there is steer tube sticking up but oh well), tilted my saddle back a bit and moved it forward and slightly up. The new set up felt good on the trainer but I wasn't really used to it so it felt a little funny too. Afterwards we went outside to explore the woods.
Sunday I went out for an hour and a half ride (it was gorgeous out). As soon as I was out on the road the new setup felt amazing. I ended up pushing much harder than I should have because it felt great. With the bars lower and the seat forward I feel like a monster in the drops. On downhills I've done a million times I was suddenly going between 5 to 10 km/hr faster pedaling in the big ring. On some uphills I could stay in the drops and power my way over them no problem. I also tried out a few sprints in the drops and damn having the bars lower makes a huge power difference!
Oh and now the knee that used to kind of track in circles while I pedaled tracks straight up and down. I didn't have any calf pain where I usually do after a ride and my knees felt good. Very happy!