Archive for February, 2010

Intervals on the Tandem

February 16, 2010 11:23 pm
Intervals on the Tandem

I have a course where I do interval training on the bike and have kept track of some of the past training. We were headed out on the tandem for a ride today and Anne said she could not be gone too long. That was the clue to do a speed workout so we rode the tandem and did the same interval training I have done before on my single bike. I was anxious to see how the times would be on the tandem. The intervals consist of four segments of 7 minutes, at maximum speed, followed by about 3.5 minutes of recovery.

It turns out we did very well, averaging 22.2 mph for the 4 sections and I was able to get my heart rate up to 167-171 on each of the legs.  Anne took her heart rate up to 154.   We were back home in no time and still had a good workout.

Cycling Interval Training

Flat Loop Hecker Pass, Watsonville Road, Santa Terres.
7 minute fast, then 3.5 minutes easy
Lap
Time
Dist
MPH
Max HR
Avg HR
2/16/10 Tandem
1 7:00 2.598 22.2 168 160
2 7:00 2.008 18.6 171 164
3 7:00 2.548 21.9 169 163
4 6:30 2.843 26.2 167 160
Total 27:30 9.997 22.2 169 163
7/14/09 No Aerobars
1 7:01 2.537 21.7 168 161
2 7:00 2.555 21.9 174 166
3 6:58 2.548 21.9 173 166
4 7:00 2.728 23.3 171 165
Total 27:59 10.368 22.2 172 165
2/23/2009
1 7:01 2.117 18.1
2 7:01 2.328 19.9
3 6:26 2.583 24.1
4 7:31 2.734 21.8
Total 27:59 9.762 20.9
4/4/2008
1
7:01
2.507
21.4
162
155
2
7:00
2.449
21.0
159
153
3
7:00
2.406
20.6
156
151
4
6:44
3.011
26.8
153
150
Total 27:45 10.373 22.4 158 152
3/13/08
1
7:01
2.277
19.5
161
155
2
7:02
2.528
21.6
159
154
3
6:46
2.361
20.9
158
152
4
7:02
2.733
23.3
158
151
Total 27:51 9.899 21.4 159 153