- Always a fan of @ and have mentioned his previous "No supplements" tweet a few times. Now a bigger fan:
- Dugast sidewall wasn't happy after yesterday's wet apparently. Had some lap times that'd put me in the lead lap, but not enough of them.
- Lapped. Pulled. I'm guessing 55th? Not my best work. Thanks for the cheers. Tomorrow is a new day!
- Jeremy Powers warms up only slightly slower than I race. Ask him about how I wiped out behind him too.
- Huge field for Elite Men (89!) (and women, 48) for the Smartwool Cup! Race predictor has me in 44th. Lead lap will be a challenge.
Blog Post Calendar
- USGP Day1: 100TSS, 1000kJ, 38' Race: 316NP - USGP Day2: 120TSS, 1200kJ, 52' Race: 321NP.
- Yesterday: Off. Today: 20 minute commute with a few efforts. Excited for the big race this weekend.
- CX practice: 2 hrs w/ 35 min at race pace: 148w avg, 241 NP, 1100kJ, 110 TSS. Good legs: TSB 4.9, CTL 63. TSB 13.1 for Saturday's race.
- Failed workout 4x4' @ 380w: 1st @ 370w, but max HR only 159 (LTHR=164), 2nd started at lower power and HR, higher RPE -> Called it off.
- 2 days off.
- I promise to get my stupid garmin to record data... None from today's race. Est TSS 125, 1h:30m - Hard, week, Low temp, high alt, low HR.
- Easy Ride: 1h20m, 40 TSS. 16.5 mph.
- Today: Sweet Spot climbing, but felt good and did some Z4. 20' @ 300w, 25' @ 340w. 4h, 1600 kJ, 245 NP, 200 TSS.
- Wed: This page intentionally left blank. 110 TSS, 2 hours, 1150 kJ.
- Tuesday: Tabata intervals on Trainer: 20s @ 450-500w, 10s off. 3 sets of 7 reps. 50TSS, 400 kJ.
Category Archives: Travel
I arrived on the day of the race with plenty of time to spare. Overall I was well prepared with the exception of only having time to shave one leg, as I was interrupted during my morning shower by an … Continue reading
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The best way to create a training plan for a season is to plan out what the priority races are. This way, preparation can be tailored to the type of races, and when they fall on the calendar. But first, … Continue reading
Alright, I am going to pull the ultimate pro move and type this post with my thumbs at the airport. Apologies for any bad writing to follow… My wife and I decided to make this a mini vacation. Even though … Continue reading
There are a few ways to go about watching a bike race in person. Most simply, it can be watched pass by once at a leisurely pace. Packing creature comforts (chairs, lunch, cooler, booze), and arriving at your chosen spot … Continue reading
You’ll have to wait for my race report from Sunday’s Rist Canyon Road Race for at least another day. Today I went to the first stage of the awkwardly named USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Despite the awkward name, the race … Continue reading
I wasn’t nearly as nervous as I expected the last few minutes waiting for the start. Once the gun went off I immediately focused on my plan: Stay near the front. This was both to stay out of trouble and … Continue reading
In the US, the National Racing Calendar is as big as it gets, with the exception of a handful invitation only races which generally only feature pro teams. (Tour of California, Tour of Utah, USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Philadelphia International Championship). … Continue reading