How to ride faster on the flat

How to ride faster on the flat

Improving your speed over flat terrain needs specific training suggests propello.bike coach Rob Wakefield. Here are four ideas to boost your velocity on level ground... The best smart trainers 60 minute turbo training sessions 1. Keep it short Improve your power by building short intervals into your flat road rides with short recoveries. Start with 5x5mins at around your Functional Threshold Power )the level you can sustain for about an hour) or around 7/8 of your highest rate of perceived exertion (RPE) with 1min recoveries. Build to 4x8mins with 1min recoveries, trying to push the pace up week on week. 2. Head indoors There’s nothing flatter than your spare room or garage floor, so use a turbo trainer to perform some classic sweet-spot training, working at a hard but not painful intensity. Start by doing some short intervals of say 2x10mins and gradually build up from there over time so ...

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