- Jun 12, 2003
It'll be indoor on the trainer...both of themThat's common programming for me. Make sure it's endurance pace so you'll probably need to ride alone. Is this a real VO2 workout or something power based?
I have cedar pollen induced asthma and it's really bad this time of year. I'm on two medications which keep me functional, three when it gets bad. Thankfully this will be winding down the next couple weeks so by the time April rolls around I should be good on that front.
The VO2 is real. It's power based in TR, but I can alter my power to make sure my HR stays high. I'm planning to add a couple intervals to the program because when I do this workout normally, I only get about 12 mins at true VO2 (>90%HR Max). But by adding intervals I can push that up to 20 mins.
Then Monday I'll do a ride that's mostly Z2 with some top end Z1 stuff. Basically keeping HR below 151 or so and probably below 145 for the huge majority of the ride. So we're talking power between 175 and 230 for most of the ride. Just needing to add volume to get in shape, especially if I am going to have a hope in hell at doing the Tulsa Tough Ace.
Edit: do you fuel your VO2 rides while on the bike if they're < 75mins in length? I normally don't but after reading some things you sent me a few months ago, I'm leaning towards a gel or two while on the bike.