This is a great early (or mid) season ride to develop power without going too hard for too long in the beginning stages of your training. The total distance and number of repetitions can be modified to fit your endurance level.
75 minutes total ride time
Ride at foundation pace (zone 2) for approximately 30 minutes to your favorite hill. The hill should have a moderate grade (4 – 6%). Perform 8 x 60 second short climbing intervals done in an efficient gear for climbing quickly. You should climb hard and fast enough to just push into Zone 5. Recover between intervals by coasting back down the hill and pedaling easily for two minutes of active recovery. Then repeat for the number of intervals indicated. After you have completed your climbs, ride home at Foundation pace for a total riding time of approximately 75 minutes.
Thank you to Coach Taz of T3 Coaching for this workout!