Today we answer listener questions around Hot Tub and Cold adaptation and exposure as well as a follow-up question about how much low-intensity training is needed to be ‘enough’ in a polarized plan.
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C. ASKS about Polarization and time-limited
- 90min is a fantastic goal for most people for zone 1/LIT especially when indoors.
- question of How much do YOU need to do to see improvement. What we can absorb.
- Some people only need a 30min ride to get adaptations so doing more would be too much and then they adapt.
- This is where your HIIT sessions can help you gauge fatigue and a periodic test week while recovered to gauge progress and adjust loading.
- The goal is always consistency – a consistent diet of regular workouts will be great and the best way to be consistent over many months/years is to not be driving too hard too often and have variety.
- Your cross-training can also be part of or entirely one of your long days. So a Saturday HIIT/Zone 3 workout then Sunday go ski/fat bike/hike for 3+ hrs at an easy pace (making good conversation with a friend) would be a great weekend,