How To: Perform Hill Intervals
So your training plan calls for the dreaded Hill Intervals. Stages Power Education Specialist Benjamin Sharp walks (or rides) you through how to successfully attack this workout by using Stages Power to pace each effort using watts and cadence.
Traditionally Hill Intervals are four 5-minute efforts performed with 3-4 minutes of rest in between. Using power is especially helpful when pacing an effort of this intensity. Many of us will find we go out too hard, and by the end of the interval our watts drop dramatically. The goal of these intervals is to have a constant power from the beginning to the end of each 5-minute piece, and also to have consistent power on each of the four intervals.
For a super p-r-o tip, if you can’t find a good hill, don’t worry, try riding into a block headwind. Make sure you watch the video above so you can nail your Hill Interval workout.