Disaster Workout of the Week

It’s a rare breed of rider that can ride a trainer for 4 hours at a time, an even rarer breed that can work HARD over the course of that 4 hours, but if you’re one of the few, the proud, the masochistic, then Disaster is your workout! And for those arguably less ambitious and inarguably saner riders, this workout can be picked apart and reassembled in many ways thanks to the ingenious design and flexibility of our training software.

This beast of a workout will challenge every rider while exposing strengths, weaknesses and perhaps even shining a light on an unacknowledged limiter or two. Riding at 120% for a couple minutes, 5 times in a row with only 1-minute rests is rough but achievable, but try doing that with a full set of 12-minute hill repeats AND a long set of force wind-ups in your legs! And the workout will continue to push you, and push you, and push you in the interest of tapping every type of effort, energy delivery system, intensity & interval length thus stressing your body to its fullest capabilities.

So shelve your excuses, plan your training week to allow for some substantial, post-workout rest, and see what it feels like to inflict this particular Disaster on your body. Good luck!

Link to the workout: http://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/workouts/6589

Link to all of our Workouts of the Week: http://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/workouts?tab=wow

-Coach T

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Nate Pearson

Nate Pearson is the co-founder of TrainerRoad. He is an avid triathlete and cyclist, husband and father of two. His training is fueled by great coffee, BBQ and pie.