- Per BCSO, tacks found on the road at Lee Hill and Olde Stage Road. Be careful out there! Cc @
- First weekend of racing out of the way. Spent most of the time in the break and helped setup @ for a pair of podiums!
- Made it up to Peak to Peak for the first time this season. It went well despite not having a jacket or hat...
- I actually just saw a clif shot on the side of the road and turned around for it.
- Today's 80 mile solo ride was going to be a stretch. Then it turned into 90... With only 4 hours of food.
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- Windy solo endurance ride: 2h:55m, 209w avg, 224NP, 2167kJ, 146TSS. Avg power exactly middle of Z2, based on winter estimated LT of 315w.
- 2h Z2 with 10 x 10 pedal stroke "a-lactic" sprints. Minimal HR drift (2.5%). Totals: 2h:5m, 39.5 mi, 1700kJ, 225w avg, 249NP.
- @ Sorry for the late reply. Only very hard days. About once a week or less.
- Another base ride: 2h, 222NP (208 avg). 1400 kJ. 93 TSS. First ride on the road bike in 3 months!
- I'm Back! First workout of 2013 season. Ouch. Need to reset zones. Bulk of w/o Z2/200w avg / 224NP for 2h:15m. Total: 3h:8m, 2000kJ, 140TSS.
- Yesterday off. Today 3h:30m MTB ride for 'fun'. 5200' vertical in only 33 miles. Dirt was fun though.
- 30 minutes core / strength (body weight only for now) and 15 minutes on the rollers.
- Day off.
- Fun ride on the Cross bike. 4h, 61 miles, 2600 kJ, 175 TSS. 'Easy' at 226 NP and 187 avg. Some 'secret' trails:
- 5k fun run/jog/walk with the whole family and later a 1 hour walk. I think I ate enough to count as a workout, but how to figure TSS...?
Tag Archives: power meter
Every season presents unique challenges. 2012 was an interesting year for me. I was coming off a significant injury with a broken collarbone in October 2011. I started a new job in January, and was presented new challenges finding time … Continue reading
I was a bit torn on whether to use my almost new 2012 SRAM Red Quarq power meter for cyclocross this season. Firstly, the chainrings with the hidden bolt that threads through to the crank aren’t used on the Red … Continue reading
I’ve been training with a power meter for 2.5 years now. I didn’t have nearly as much racing experience when I first got it, and it has certainly helped me gain insight into my abilities as a cyclist. TrainingPeaks recently … Continue reading
Cyclocross is offically here! The local road racing season is finished with the exception of a fall mid-week TT series. For those of us who know better, it is time to put away the TT bike and get the CX … Continue reading
Between working a different schedule, constant rain, and family obligations I was only able to ride for two hours last week. I have the baby all day on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, so I usually don’t ride much on those … Continue reading
I’ve been going quite well, and have not been doing my threshold estimation tests all summer long. I find testing to me more useful during the early parts of the season when I am not racing as often. Since I’ve … Continue reading
As you can see I have achieved my goal of upgrading to Cat 2. I thought I would write about how I did it. I realize this is probably individually specific and is only valuable as a case study. However, … Continue reading
As I mentioned a few days ago, power output at threshold is an important measure of cycling fitness. During the season, I usually perform Joe Friel’s FTP Confirmation Test monthly. I have found this test to be minimally fatiguing and … Continue reading
If you have access to a power meter, you can generate your power profile. This is the maximum power output you can sustain for different periods of time. The most commonly used time periods are 5 seconds, 1 minute, 5 …