Diana Ross sang about it, Ned Overend earned it, and intervals deserve it. R E S P E C T
The killer interval workout, this one gets the best of me every time yet I always come back for more. It's my one workout that really messes with me, I always procrastinate on the day I'm going to do this one cause I know I'm in for a world of pain. 30 seconds, 1 minute, 1.5 minutes, 2 minutes, 2 minutes, 1.5 minutes, 1 minute, 30 seconds. Pyramid intervals with double the time off of previous interval. Sounds somewhat easy, but I double dog dare you to give 100% on each one and I'll bet by the second 2 minute interval you'll be stearing at your front hub and wondering if you're going to see breakfast again. By the last 30 second one I'm sure you'll have learned R E S P E C T for the interval.
It's interesting to see the difference between a 30 second average power output compared to a 2 minute average while heart rate peaks about the same for all.
So what does it all mean? Heck if I know, I just thought it looked cool. Strange, I've been doing this interval workout for years and it never gets easier?