Plan: 45min as 10 min easy spin warm up, 5 x 5 minute hill climb at tempo with downhill recovery, 5 min easy spin cool down
I decided to go with the Pear Sports app again for this ride. I called Pear to ask some questions about the app and they answered them all and followed up with an email, too – great customer service! The app doesn’t use cadence sensors (yet, I hope). It also defaults to the Apple Watch for heart rate, so I have to shut my watch off if I want to use my chest strap monitor.
I picked the Long Intervals Ride 3 workout by coach Matt Fitzgerald. The workout is 45min as 5min zone 1 + 5min zone 2 warm up, main set of 5 x 3min Zone 4 + 3min zone 1, and 5min zone 1 cool down.
I couldn’t get my chest strap to pair, so I restarted my phone and then all worked well. Unfortunately, I didn’t notice until half way through my ride that I hadn’t enabled the GPS. Oops! No distance and speed stats to judge this workout.
I did manage a decent score of 73% for hitting the target heart rate zones. I actually felt like I was working out since the fast intervals were in zone 4. Another day in the books. I’m enjoying the riding even more than I thought.
Oh and I rode in my new jersey tonight: