Ride Ideas for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day


#1

Feel like doing a funky ride to celebrate the New Year? Here are a few suggestions…

  • If you are riding outside: ride the distance in miles corresponding to the temperature in Fahrenheit. If it is a warm day- let’s say 70F- you will get in a nice long 70 mile ride while enjoying the weather. If it is cold, your ride will be shorter but still sweet.

  • Do intervals corresponding to the date. So for example, on 12/31/18, do intervals of 12, 31 and 18 minutes then ride freely for the remainder of the time. For 1/1/19, do intervals of 1,1, and 19 minutes in duration then ride freely for the remainder of the time. Do the short (1 min) intervals at VO2, maybe trying for a new PR. The longer intervals could be over/unders (alternating 1 min at 85%, 1 min at 95%, etc.) or a medium to long climb.

Any other ideas for a fun ride?


#2

Oh, what about one minute VO2 and one minute rest 19 times?

And could 12/31/18 be a progression? Like zone 3 to 4 to 5?


#3

Stefanie- you’re hired! :sunglasses: yes that works too


#4

Woo hoo! And for the record, I can’t believe I suggested 19 VO2 intervals and think it sounds like fun. What is the lab doing to me? I think I may have developed Stockholm Syndrome or something :rofl:


#5

Stefanie, shouldn’t it be 2019 intervals? I mean, if you are going to go big, you might as well go crazy!


#6

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

I don’t think I’d ever be able to walk again if I even made an attempt at that!


#7

If I rode outside, would I have to do it backwards to allow for the negative temps?

My birthday is a few days after; Zwift sent me a birthday suggestion, which was to ride a mile (or km–can’t remember which) for every year I’ve been alive.


#8

That will take you all day. bwahahaha


#9

^^this is abusive^^


#10

…and I’ll be using it as motivation in the next Goats and Bears


#11

@Petals and I didn’t manage a New Year’s Eve workout because she had the chance to ride outdoors. But New Year’s Day, we smashed a 1/1/19 VO2 workout! We did a one minute on one off set of six, had a five minute rest, did a set of seven, rested five minutes, and then finished off with another set of six.

First time I have ever tried to do a workout outside of workout mode. We chose the London Classique course. I never did figure out the gearing/cadence to keep the watts steady on the little climb so each time it was all over the place. Pretty pleased with how it went overall though . I guess this mean next New Year’s Day it will be 1/1/20 :grinning:


#12

@Stefanie and I did manage to do the 19 x 1 minute VO2 intervals. Stephanie’s job was 10 second countdowns. I was team photographer. Thank you @Coach_Theia for the great idea. Happy New Year!


#13

YEAH!!! Love that you two did this together and had the chance to do it outside of workout mode… which provides for that “real world” terrain when training (just like outdoors). I am impressed!!


#14

@Stefanie. My word sister!!! Are you crazy??? WAIT - don’t answer that :rofl:


#15

We’ve been well coached! More importantly, we are both taking a recovery day on Wednesday.
That means we are actually starting to follow directions too!


#16

You left out the “for now” part after the bit about starting to follow directions @Petals :rofl:


#17

Just as I was starting to keep my hopes up @Stefanie! :sob::rofl: