After our two hour class on Saturday and FTP testing the week before, we’re ready to start anew. The next two months will bring a focus on cadence and breathing. This week’s playlist is a three song circuit: interval, sprint, build. The goal is to ask our legs different questions.
Dave Slikker will start the ride at 10AM. We’ll ride for about 57 minutes, take a 5 minute break, then 57 minutes til the end. ‘Effort over time’. That is our goal. If possible, bring a USB drive to capture your results. You can upload them and get some pretty cool stats.
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.
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.