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Week of March 18:  The Middle 50 [FTP Test]

Week of March 18: The Middle 50 [FTP Test]

Every ten weeks, we do a Functional Threshold Power (FTP) test. An FTP test gauges how hard you can ride if you had to pedal for one hour. It’s a difficult class as most indoor riders can’t pedal for three or four minutes without needing recovery.

Week of March 4: dead presidents ride

Week of March 4: dead presidents ride

Each President’s Day, I do a “Denomination’s Ride.”  There are intervals of one, two, five, ten and twenty minutes.   It’s a little harder to pull off in a 50 minute class.  So I created a new profile called Dead Presidents, with the ten-minute interval repeated twice.  

Week of 11/25:  Three, 8 Minute Efforts

Week of 11/25: Three, 8 Minute Efforts

It’s the last week of endurance for us. The last 6 week’s we’ve worked longer intervals … up to 10 minutes for one song. These eight minute efforts simulate a fitness protocol aimed to find your functional threshold power. Essentially the watts, power, you could maintain for one hour.