Days are shorter. The time change makes long after work rides difficult, particularly on open road routes. Our hard earned summer fitness is not something we want to lose, and being totally honest, we really want to make gains for our early season events next year. There is only so much indoor training we can stand, and even then while the benefits are there, it is just too easy to not put that work in.
Group rides are just more fun and interesting.
With the end of the summer riding season, most rides shut down until the spring time change. During that off period, we like to change it up a bit. Instead of 20+ mile tempo rides, we are going to return to our winter interval training.
Starting on October 16th ( yes, we are going to spin this up immediately after the regular WNR shuts down instead of taking a couple of weeks off this year ), we will start up our ‘W’Interval’ program.
Wheels down at 6:45 PM. We will ride about 2 miles of ‘warm up’, and then start our intervals. 8x.25mile intervals, with .25 mile recovery in between, with a 1 mile cool down before hitting it hard for one last .25 mile all out sprint, then sit up, cool down and return to the cars. Should be about 15 miles, and it WILL be a hard effort.