Hey, a consecutive day with a post! Woo-hoo. Ride 208 was 90 minutes in class that included a 70-minute continuous working interval with a few brief rest periods thrown in. I did high zone 3 efforts in very low zone 4 just for the hell of it, focusing on spinning big gears to the extent I could and breathing VERY deeply. These tricks seemed to work -- there was an epiphany moment when hammering suddenly became much easier for the last two minutes of the final hard effort. About 7.5 on RPE scale. Supposedly the week's next workout is harder. Stay tuned for report of ride number 210.