I Kicked Off With an Indoor Guerilla Cycling Interval

As you may, or may not, know – this is the first blog post on this blog. If you want to know where and what I´m coming from, you are welcome to read my story. But in short – I´ve been injuried for exactly a year now, with a very common runners injury – Plantar Fasciitis. If you don´t know what it is, you can have a look at the video below.

I have struggled to get back into my running shoes, and today I started. Well… not running unfortunately. I have to take small baby steps, and maybe I´m running short distances when we hit August in three weeks time.

Cycling is good

Good for the foot, that is. Otherwise… cycling is pain and boring. Up until now, I have had no plan or logging of my exercises – but starting today, I will work systematically. Oh… english is clearly not my main language, so please don´t bother mye weird writing.

Today I did my first ever interval training on cycle. I´m not a huge fan of short and hard intervals, but I thought I would give it a try. So today I did a guerilla interval, consisting of eight 20-seconds full out reps, with 10 seconds break. Doesn´t sound to hard, but wow… I think I almost died already after the first rep.

The workout

Warm-up

15 minutes in zone 1. Then 4 30-seconds reps with higher intensity (zone 2 and 3).

Main part

20 seconds 95% to 100% intensity

10 seconds pause

x 8

Cool down

10 minutes zone 1

Øktsammendrag fra Polar / Sykkelintervall Summary from Polar

I have noticed this many times earlier: I get tired so much faster on a bike, versus running. During these intervals, I was mostly peaking at 189 HR – but two years ago, I ran a 10k where my average HR was 189 (!)

Do you feel the same way?

Well… enough about this workout. I back in action again, but I really can´t wait to run again!