It’s time to bring this popular profile back to the forefront! First posted in 2014, it’s one you’re going to want to return to often. It does require some long songs as the sets are 9½ minutes long, but if you refer to our series on teaching longer intervals, you can prepare your riders for these extended sets. They do, however, have a lot of variety within each set, so you can rest assured you’ll be able to keep your riders focused.
I think you’re going to have a lot of fun with this profile! It’s a clever way to put together interval efforts while offering variety.
The name comes form the world of wine. Meritage (rhymes with “heritage”) is a blend. You are going to put together a blend of different efforts, including fast flats, seated climbs, and standing climbs, in a most unusual way! No, that doesn’t mean I’m falling off the wagon and doing some crazy stuff! 😉
There are four different sets, each one is 9½ minutes. I chose to use 9½-minute songs, but I give you some tips on weaving two songs together. If you do decide to use two songs instead of one, please let us know in the comments below.
Let us know how you enjoy this one!