So the conversation kicks off pretty well. Schneider National has it's headquarters in Green Bay, on Packerland street in the industral park in Ashwaubenon, so I figured I may know one of the employee's at the table. Who whouldda thunk--the first guy I speak with, Jesse, is not only an employee and recruiter for Schneider, but also a cyclist! He seems more intersted in my racing career than in my resume I had painstakingly prepared the night beforehand. Cool.
So the meeting goes well, we have some laughs, and we get to talking about internships. They're looking for a freshman or sophmore BS in mechanical engineering to work on the planning software for "the big orange trucks". I'm intersted...and Jesse says I'm in. Anything for a fellow cyclist.
So I guess I may or may not be working at JB Cylce again over the summer...more to come on that in the coming weeks. But if the oppertunity arises, I don't see how I could turn it away. Most engineering students really struggle to get any internships at all, let along their Freshman year. One tick ahead of the curve, that's what I always say!
Maybe I get to drive the big orange truck!
Back to reality--after the career fair success, I continued right onto my training for the day: a tempo ride, or as I've started calling it in abbreviated terms, 40 min of M1. M1 meaning a tempo power output of 260-300 watts for 40 min nonstop. This is also close to what I've been calling "sweet spot" training up until now, meaning you get a huge bang for your buck on training time vs. training adaption--meaning less time training, but a big difference in power output. No wonder they call it "sweet" spot training!
After the M1 stuff, I got my spin on doing 5 spinup intervals, or S1 intervals as I call them. For 30 seconds I increase my cadence until I can't go any faster, then I just hold that cadence as long as I can. 5 min of rest, then repeat.
I hit 186 rpm's today, seated...a new record for me! Mabe I can hit 200 rpm's by the end of the month...?
Looking at the training plan for the rest of Week I of Base II (13 hours ride time):
- Wednesday--Day off completely
- Thursday--2 hour E2 endurance ride w/ 6 S4 "seated form sprints"
- Friday--2 hour E2 ride w/ 3x10min Muscle Tension intervals
- Saturday--3 hour E2 ride focusing on F1 seated hill endurance
Cole just got his bike ready for the season: ya think he'll be ready, or would he rather just shoot more wrabbits?