If I followed this advice, I'd never be on my bike longer than one hour between October and April. Now "easy", according to this author, may be zone 1; he doesn't really say. What is interesting to me is that Xtri.com doesn't have him explain what he means in detail as CompuTrainer is one of the website's sponsors.
I thought this article was at best - poorly written. I don't know the author, so nothing against the guy but geez this article comes off as arrogant to me. Maybe I'm just overtired from being on my bike trainer too long.
All winter - every Saturday I am doing 4 hour rides on my CompuTrainer and my cycling times over the past three years reflect that hard work. My 2:42 half ironman bike time is now a 2:28. I know that 2:28 isn't something to do cartwheels for - not that I can even do cartwheels - but it is better than 2:42. My ultimate goal is to be under 5:30 for an Ironman ride; while matching that with my usual solid swim and "bring it home" on the run. I've heard that "Cycling is a blue collar sport." If you read books on cycling, you know that this time of year the TdF riders are looking at each other to see who rode the most. Interesting how this article by this "pro" differs in opinion.
Thanks for the advice...pro.
"I'm on my bike 8 hours a day busting my ass." -- Lance Armstrong