Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Setting: Stage I: The thing you feared most int he world has become a reality. This adversity confronts you. Stage II: You find the inner strength to deal with it. Stage III: Coming to face your fear. Face to face. Stage IV: Overcoming your fear, your greatest adversity in triumph.
Profile: Challenging to Experienced. A difficult spin, about 35 minutes.
Recommendations: This is an inner, psychological spin, finding the strength to overcome the adversity, the resistance of the wheel, the fear of going beyond what you think you can do.
Fitness Objective: Stage I: Fast funning with resistance. Stage II: A climb up a noble mountain. Stage III-IV fast running with resistance. Punching to anaerobic threshold levels throughout, extreme physical/emotional highs at a most profound level.
Stage I: Running With Resistance: Fast Cadence @ 96-100 , Resistance Levels Moderate 2-5)
Mostly Position 3 and 2, with brief rests in the saddle.
The famous “knock of fate” forces us up to position 2 with dramatic thrusts in position 3. Headlong we spin into the teeth of a violent storm. Brief rests in the saddle before hurtling again forward. We meet tragedy head on and propel ourselves on.
Stage II: Heavy Climb with Heavy Resistance. (Cadence approximately 40 revolutions per minute, Resistance Level 7-8)
Some Position 1, with frequent movements to Positions 2 and 3.
To escape our pain, we climb high above the city in the early evening. We we are riding alone, finding the inner strength and dignity to carry on, higher an higher into the mountains.
Stage III: Racing Away (Moderate Resistance (Climbing Cadence @ 45-50 revolutions per minute -- downbeat on left or right pedal -- middle section even faster, gear down to Cadence @ 128 then back to the original speed).
We’re still in the dark hills, the spooky, sardonic presence of the cruel joke that has been played on us by fate is spinning right at our side. We choose to face it --alone. We choose to find the inner strength to overcome it, and as if to show we have no more fear, spin right along the edge of a precipice. Facing our fear, we pass from darkness to blinding light ....
Stage IV: The Run to the Top in Triumph, (Run with Resistance @ 88-92)
We pass through from darkness into the light, and to triumph over our adversity, our fear. Strength, power, we can overcome anything, at times we almost feel like we are flying above the world. And then just at the moment of our victory we stop, and choose to go back into the darkness and face our fear once again, looking death in the face, we overcome, and pass back into the light, reaching the summit for our final triumph and personal victory.
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