Hey Everyone! Wanted to open up another thread here and see how people prefer to do their outdoor workouts. Outdoor season will soon be in full swing for many of us in Northern US/Canada (if it hasn’t already began). I’m simply curious, and I’d like to hear about the sorts of outdoor workouts that you incorporate into your outdoor training - it’s also totally fine if your only outdoor training is a hard group ride
Do you have a particular route that you use for race simulation, a particular hilly route that you use for hill repeats, or a flatter section of road for TT/threshold intervals? How do you take advantage of the terrain in your area to create outdoor workouts free of structure/timed intervals? For example, telephone pole intervals (e.g. After warming up, start by sprinting from one pole to the next and then spinning easily for 4 poles. Repeat 3-5 times., etc.)
Also, how do you personally manage following your workout(s) given the challenges of terrain, wind, traffic, stoplights, etc.? Do you go by RPE? Staring at your Bike Computer (hopefully not too much!)? Audio notifications?
Hoping you all can share some insight into some of your favorite outdoor workouts or simply how you personally prefer to work ‘impromptu’ workouts into your training. I’m curious to hear from you all and see the different workouts you like to do!
I’d be happy to share some of my favorites too Cheers!