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Is this an effective way to train for a TT?(3 posts)

Is this an effective way to train for a TT?empacher6seat
Apr 21, 2003 5:21 PM
I started doing this mainly because I have no pacing skills at all.

Anyways, after a warm up, which is usually just riding out to the start of the TT course, I start riding at a ridiculous pace that I'd LIKE to hold for the whole 40k. Natrually, I blow up extremely early then just take it easy the rest of the way, usually bringing my pace back up near the end. A few days later, I do the same process, but manage to hold on to my pace for a bit longer, or go up a challenging hill in a harder gear. Again, I blow up early, and cruise for a while, then bring my pace back up near the end.

I know this sounds stupid, but it does work. I was wondering how this method of training compares to the traditional way of doing speed work, such as riding 5 minutes hard, then recover for a few minutes, then ride 5 minutes hard again?
See TT thread below - your method is not recommended (nm)Kerry
Apr 21, 2003 5:54 PM
re: Is this an effective way to train for a TT?kenyonCycleist
Apr 22, 2003 3:05 PM
from what i've read intervals should be a balanced effort that u can maintain throughout the whole interval. The idea should be to have nothing at the end.