The weather was fine in the late afternoon so I got on the Psychlo-X and rode towards the Bosberg in Meldert. There was still some wind blowing from the northeast but when I rode through Opvelp, Beauvechain, La Bruyere and L'Ecluse I took care to take it relatively easy. I wanted to do some Interval training on the Bosberg. This is a 500m climb with an average percentage of 3.7% and a peak of around 7%. I stayed on the big ring and sprinted upwards, taking the guidon in the hoops and pushing whilst standing up. The first one was a couple of seconds faster than the second one and I managed to keep my heartrate under control. I think I need to do more of these intervals because I noticed my heart is getting lazy and settles easily for the long haul, but I have difficulty when I have to change the pace. I have become a diesel and I need some training to become a turbo-diesel when the need is there. After the double interval I rode back over La Bruyere, Beauvechain, Opvelp and Bierbeek towards the Expressweg in Haasrode and followed that into Blanden. I had a good average speed and was tired but pleased with todays' training effort.
Ride Stats : 49K and 315 heightmeters (Garmin) in 01h51mins
08-04-2013, 00:00 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf