3 Very Different Cycling Profiles by YAS

This is a Cycling pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 15654)

I think the word "profile" in cycling means that you have a set plan. You know what is coming next, you can tell your members how much time will be spent on a move, etc. Here are three very different rides with their profiles:

My club does not have heart rate (HR) monitors. Percentages are on a perceived exertion scale of 1-10. I tell my class that a "6" means 60% of your max HR, or 60% of your effort.

I just write "hill" and do what seems to be the class's capabilities that day...standing, seated, little hill, steep hill, etc. Your call.

1. Love/Hate Valentine's Day ride:

2. Add-on Drills.

Music is high tempo, driving the whole time. Don't focus on pedaling to the cadence, especially on the hills. I use some songs from Schwinn Cycling Powermix #1 interspersed with upbeat songs from a Just Pump CD and some dance favorites from iTunes. Cadence can be whatever they want the first minute, then increase in minute 2-3.

The last line is cut down due to time.

3. Training Ride

Flat/endurance (65-75% effort/HR), ~ 17 minutes

Hills (intertwine seated/standing/resistance, up to you), ~10:30 minutes

Flat/endurance, ~14 minutes

Hills (intertwine), ~9 minutes

Flat/endurance, ~7 minutes


Added by YetAnotherStepper at 9:43 PM on Thursday, January 26, 2006 EST. Add to favorites (view favorites)
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