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I've done a few weeks of my nano-workouts, and I think I'm ready to form an opinion on how well they're working. In general, they're great. It lets me work in a little activity when/if I can.

They're at their best when I work them into a longer block of housework. Clean the grill, 2-arm KB swings, load the laundry, push-ups, dishes, 1-arm KB swings, vaccuum, clean & press...

That routine keeps me warmed up and moving. When I try to just walk out after dinner and do a quick three-set workout in 5 minutes, I'm reminded why warming up is important.

Bike training is going well, I think. I started my bike path interval workouts two months ago with (in TCTP notation):

3 x [2SEPI, 4RBI]

My last three interval sessions have been:

2 x [4 x [2SEPI, 2RBI]] (5RBS)

I could break down the metrics on total work time, percentage of rest time, etc. But the bottom line is that today's workout would have kicked my ass eight weeks ago. Now, it feels like the right training load.

I feel like I've really settled into a nice groove over the last few weeks, and the last 5 have been consistently good. I'm consistently over 3 hrs of training. And I can feel the extra time in my legs this weekend.

I'll repeat this training week through the rest of this month if I can. Typcal rhythm:

  • M: 2 x [4 x [2SEPI, 2RBI]] (5RBS)
  • T: 45-60min LSD
  • F: 2 x [4 x [2SEPI, 2RBI]] (5RBS)

I'm very curious to see how my mountain biking legs fare after a few months of strictly flat, paved terrain.

Bike Path Intervals

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