Monday, May 16, 2005

Surprise yourself with block training

Block training is one of the fundamental components of training the Morris way. It is what has given me that super hero theme music kind of fitness relative to how I used to be. Basically it involves high intensity work on back to back days. Often times you read in Bicycling and other mags/books/etc.. to not do intervals on back to back days. But research has shown that even though heart rate may indicate that you are getting tired, your actual power output is showing that you are not.

Did that 3hr on the mtb yesterday, and today did 1.5 on the road hitting some tough climbs that the only way to get to the top is to work.

The key to blocks is to keep the intensity high but cut the duration on the subsequent days.

Try it, you might like it and surprise yourself.


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