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I like to do these rides once a week or randomly, like this weekend when I’m coming off a week that was derailed from sickness. Good type of ride to make up for poor compliance earlier in the week.

It makes training far more enjoyable than only doing highly structured interval sessions. Sometimes I’ll let the terrain dictate effort which truly is the essence of real world riding much more than pure structure.

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TRWPM? If so those are Hunter Allen’s workouts. I think Coggan only mentioned the 2x20 threshold and TAN (tough as nails) he used to do.

I also thought the “kitchen sink” was a Hunter Allen item, but I never dug too deep.

Relates to the Coach Chad original workout that’s a dirty word around here. :wink:

And here is an existing thread on the topic.

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The interesting thing is that it goes against logic that some coaches have with respect to focusing on one or at most two energy systems in a ride.

These kitchen sink rides are like a race, touching on most if not all energy systems. It could be fun to finish the ride with a big sprint or some anaerobic effort.

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I thought they’ve mentioned in TR podcasts before that the adaptive signalling from these anaerobic intervals was contradictory to the signally from sub threshold stuff?

I can see the benefit from a specificity point of view, perhaps mainly metal prep, but didn’t think it was ideal from a physiological point of view?

  • Yeah, that is covered in the podcast link of the “Kitchen sink” section I linked above. Here is a direct link to the related podcast info:



I don’t know, racing brings about a lot of great adaptation and think about how many energy systems are touched. Just speaking from anecdotal evidence. Not looking to start another TR forum debate.