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    Anatomy of a 20min threshold test.. for laughs.

    Did a test yesterday and thought this up for laughs afterward..
    Feel free to add on

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    Anatomy of a 20 minute threshold test..

    Minutes 1-3: Ah this isn’t too bad.. I’m feeling good.. I can hold 110% no problem!
    Minutes 4-6: Man.. the past 3 minutes felt ok I guess.. Maybe I started too hard.. this kinda hurts..
    Minutes 7-9: Ugh.. I don’t like this.. not fun.. This doesn’t feel good.. maybe I should just test tomorrow..
    Minute 10: Sweet half way! I can do this.. only 10 more minutes to go!
    Minute 11: Ahhh nevermind this sucks.. Lungs are on fire…..
    Minutes 12-15: Is that clock even ticking?! Time stopped I’m certain of it..
    Minutes 16-17: Holy crap this hurts.. tunnel vision isn’t fun…
    Minute 18: 2 more… just 2 more… I can do this..
    Minute 19: I got this… I’m feeling great lets attack…
    Minute 19.5: Attack attack attack.. eyes popping out of head. Nothing is stopping me now!
    Minute 20: Heart rate through the roof.. Legs wobbling from side to side.. lungs feel like they have blood pooling somewhere inside..

    DONE!

    Minutes 21-25: A zero energy celebration for a job well done… or a zero energy pity party for your lackluster effort while immediately placing blame elsewhere.
    Last edited by ZoSoSwiM; 05-08-2012 at 04:47 AM.
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    I did some 6 minute intervals this morning and felt this way exactly... right around 2:30 it hurt so much, minute 4 had me wishing for death but by 5 I was grabbing a bigger gear.

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    Minute 0-1: This'll be my best test EVER
    1-3: Maybe I'm going too hard
    Aprox. min. 7: I can't do this
    Aprox. min. 12: I quit. I don't wanna race any more
    Aprox. min. 14: I quit. I don't wanna ride any more
    15: Only 5 minutes left
    17: Go harder
    19: All out come on
    20: Done!
    30: I could've gone harder in the middle. This test sucked. I wonder if my coach will let me do it again next wee?
    “It is just a ‘Game Boy’ that has a gigolo attached at the end telling the racer when to take a piss,” Hinault

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daren View Post
    Minute 0-1: This'll be my best test EVER
    1-3: Maybe I'm going too hard
    Aprox. min. 7: I can't do this
    Aprox. min. 12: I quit. I don't wanna race any more
    Aprox. min. 14: I quit. I don't wanna ride any more

    15: Only 5 minutes left
    17: Go harder
    19: All out come on
    20: Done!
    30: I could've gone harder in the middle. This test sucked. I wonder if my coach will let me do it again next wee?
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