This is part 2 in a 3-part series on auditioning. You can read part 1 here.
You have done all your research about your upcoming audition, you know what the studio is looking for and their culture, and now you sit down to construct your audition. You have been told what they are expecting, both in length and content, so preparing what you will do during your time on the instructor bike will be easier.
Putting it All Together
Here is where you will use all the intel gathered so far and combine it with your experience plus an added dose of your personality. As Jennifer suggested in her article on very short auditions, unless directed otherwise, it’s usually best to use an interval profile. Not only is it the most common and popular type of class, but you are also able to put together different combinations of terrain (climbs and flats), cadences (suggestion: limit your cadence to 60 to 100 rpm), and intensities (low, moderate, hard, and very hard). Depending on the length of time you’ve been given, you can vary your intervals from 1 to 4 minutes so you can showcase how you would coach the required intensity differently.