Holy Barf Bag! It's Build 1 Interval Time!!
I can't believe how the training periods have been flying by.
Started Build 1 tonight with two hours of chamois time containing a heeping dose of snot flying, sweat dripping, lung seering, barf-bag-using anaerobic intervals. Fun! Started with a 1/2 hour warm up then on to a 1/2 hour 30 seconds intervals followed by 1 minutes easy spins then a 1/2 hour of 1 minute on/off. Followed by spinning through 39x9 for a 1/2 hour.
Since I broke my HR monitor at the Wilderness 101 last year, this year I'm going sans HR monitor. Going completely on Perceived Effort. I have a few reasons- I never wear one during races and long training rides anyway since I find the strap irritating. In a race I know when I'm "blowing up" and need to back off. I don't need to look at my watch to figure that out. I DO like them for Threshold Intervals though, since that is more of a target below going anaerobic, but I feel like for the few weeks that I'd use it, it's not worth the investment right now. I'm not ruling it out in the future though.
My El Santo and Dos Niner plans are coming together nicely. El Santo should be here any day now. I'll post some Salsa porn when I get it.
No ride tomorrow, gonna rest the legs after my first interval day and just hangwith the B-Man whilst Wifey is out teaching.