Cross training - the Mont Royal stairs
Between the Peel street entrance and the Chalet at the downtown lookout, there is a staircase with 256 stairs.
Climb the staircase. Do it slow, do it fast, but go there and do it.
We did it 8 times last night.
It was hard.
It lets you experience your maximum cardio capacity.
Do it, then do it again. If little old ladies can do laps there, then so can you.
Yes, this has a training benefit for cycling. Mental and physical...