Thursday, May 29, 2008

First Lactate tolerance Reps, OUCH! yet so good...


Training is shifting gears from base to harder building and peak work outs. Today was what i call Lactate tolerance reps. 1 min climbs pretty much all out with 30 sec rests in between, 3 sets of 4 reps. Last set was the easiest, had a kinda breakthrough moment, when what seemed impossible to push through suddenly opens up and your able to push beyond and feel like your floating on the pedals, wasn't quite there but i felt it coming on a little. Last year mid season I was doing 3-5 sets of 5 reps, but this kinda stuff is all I focused on, this year I really focused on building a base before going into this kinda stuff and even though I am starting with less reps, have felt much fresher afterwards and am now able to add some threshold work on the end, where last year I would just be completely burnt after my sets.
Did these into a threshold ride for 30 min, well 32:30 or so, that is when I hit a stop sign with a ton of traffic once I got close to town, miscalculation of how much road I needed for 40min, HR was slipping a bit anyways to lower threshold a lot. Nice little ride around O-Town for 20 min to clear out, jammed the whole ride to some Live Daft punk, Prodigy, and a little SoundGarden Spoon Man. That Daft Punk Alive 2007 Album, Live Recording from a concert in Japan, is the MOST amazing artistically superior Techno music I have ever heard. I will try and post some up here for people to check out if your into that kinda stuff.

Sorry no pics, i need to learn to bring my camera with me
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