How much do you have to give? I’ve often wondered exactly where my personal boundaries are, now I know. Here’s how you can find out too:
Author’s note: I’m no doctor or sports trainer, but I have a distinct feeling it’s possible to kill yourself doing this so please be careful.
Step 1 – Choose a favorite piece of road where you can ride uninterrupted, preferably uphill. Go as fast as you can. Really dig deep and give everything you have.
Step 2 – Ok, now go just a little bit faster. Is it starting to hurt yet?
Step 3 – Now, give it a little more. At this point, this exercise may seem like a really stupid idea. That’s how you know it’s working.
Step 4 – Quit being a wussy, dig deeper and go faster.
Step 5 – Your whole body is screaming at you to stop. Get mad, scream back, dig deeper than you ever have and just go a little, tiny bit faster.
Congratulations, you’ve just completed one power interval for Coach Colin. Only three more to go.