- 45 mins on the road bike?
- Roter SternMember
I read an article recently that suggested that the new thinking is that doing interval training/riding hard actually improves your aerobic capacity, too. The old thinking was that this is only for anaerobic training but it seems that if you are pushed for time then beasting yourself is actually effective.Posted 6 years agouplinkMember
Chris Carmichael has a reputation for knowing what he’s talking aboutPosted 6 years agocoolhandlukeSubscriber
Better than watching crap on TV.
Plus its a little bit of quality time for you that we all need from time to time.
I always come back (even from little 1 hour rides road rides) happier than when I left.
I even shot round the block twice a few days ago (testing new stem position etc) and came back happier than I had been 10 minutes previously. I was sweating cos i went like stink!
grasp every opportunity.Posted 6 years agoTurnerGuyMember
I am thinking about relenting from my anti-road bike stance and buying something for quick sprints and the odd 100miler than my mates do.
I don’t really enjoy the running I would normally do in that 45 minute slot and don’t go fast enough for much benefit.
+1 for interval – to get my fitness up fast I will jog 100 paces and then sprint 50, then stop and gasp for a while, and repeat.
plus that Genesis Equilibrium bike is so pretty…Posted 6 years agodobiejessmoMember
If you are going hard once warmed up thats great.I did two cyclo cross 2 seasons, hour hard racing was far better for fitness and keeping your weight down than 2/3 hrs steady road riding.The training for X was same as your doing hard on the road.Another way of doing it steady on the flat hammer the hills.You ride hard for 45mins you know it as you do.Not a waste of time at all.When you get more time on the bike take it easyer just remember not to kill yourself on a 2/3 ride :lol:Enjoy.Posted 6 years ago
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