Tuesday, August 3, 2010

15 Minutes of Torture

Tonight's bike session was one of my shorter sessions of the week but probably one of the hardest. Unlike DJ (above) and Eddy (below), who were fast asleep while I was suffering big time, sleep was the last thing on my mind. Death was the more appropriate thought that crossed my mind. Funny thing is I do this session every week but it just don't feel any easier, instead I feel closer to death the more I do it.The session look something like this and most of you will know it as speed intervals.

Warm up for 20 minutes, no hard pedalling just warm up the system. Now do 10 x 1 minute all out intervals with 30 seconds recovery between each 1 minute interval. And remember you must go all out.

You probably think that is not too bad, well add the following just for good measure. You need to stay in your Aero/Time Trail position for the duration of the 15 minutes and your cadence must be above 110rpm during the 1 minute interval.

I'll tell you 30 seconds have never gone by so fast and on the flip side 1 minute never felt so long.

Then after this main session do another 20 minutes cool down after the Torture.

Now go and try it and let me know what you think.

Good news on the contact lenses side, I found an excellent Optometrist and will soon have the right lenses but that's a whole blog post on it's own but the bottom line is, if I stayed with the current Optometrist, contact lenses wouldn't have worked for me, ever!

Today's training:
Bike: 55min, 30 km, 146bpm ave, 171bpm max,


  1. Great news on the contacts and firing your former Optometrist...good call!

  2. OUCH! That sounds like a torturefest to me! Great job!

  3. Wow. It must be hard if it's hurting YOU. Nice work.


  4. I'm glad you got the contacts sorted finally. That bike session sounds horrible. I like my 30km @ 25km/hr pace thanks.