I have a newbie question… when reading the workout description, under the “Main Set” It is listed as such:
- 40 min in btwn 132-154 watts
-2x20 seconds at____, followed by 5 minutes, 40 seconds at______.
the “followed by 5 min” does that mean rest? What would my watts need to be at? Do I pick?
Which workout are you doing in that example?
it was worded that way in the Pettit +1 workout and in a handful of other workouts that I did not write down. I decided instead of skipping the workouts because I didnt understand them that I better ask or Ill never workout! LOL
Work outs are generally consist of a warm up, a main set of intervals, then a cool down.
Looking at Pettit +1 you have
- a 5 min warm up
- a main set which consists of first 40mins at X-Y, then a 20sec sprint, then 5min40s at X, then 20sec sprint again, then another 5 min 40s at X (a main set of 52mins in total)
- then a 3mins cooldown
5+52+3 = 60min workout
Thank you! So that 5 min in the main set can be at any power then? OR should it be within the high range of watts that my warmup was at?
Warm ups are usually a set power, in this case the instructions say the warm up is between 50% FTP watts and 60% FTP watts.
Thank you so much! I feel so silly asking, Im just new to reading these I appreciate your time!