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Training Status??? (IV)

Old 02-19-20, 03:30 PM
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Woot woot! Email from trainingpeaks ... less than 10 watts below my best (set last summer) and it is only February. I'm happy with that test.

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Old 02-19-20, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
Felt like ass on the bike yesterday. Not totally sure why, but if I had to guess I'd say it was the cold weather. Ride temp hovered around 45 and dipped to 41 at one point with frost still on the side of the road. During my 2x15 the legs kept bouncing back and forth between "YEAH BOY 400W" and "dude 320 is all I've got." Settling in at an even power was a no-go. What's odd (maybe not odd?) is that I still averaged the threshold power on the nose, even with the up and down power.
It is pretty standard for my power to bounce up and down a ton when I'm trying to target a number (especially near threshold). Maybe not an 80W spread, but certainly 50W or 60W. People have told me I'll get better at holding a steady target power, but it hasn't happened yet. Maybe its just that my best days are 'felt like ass' days to you (not to mention the substantial difference between your ftp and mine) . Nice job hitting your power target even when you felt off.
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Old 02-19-20, 03:38 PM
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Woot woot! Email from trainingpeaks ... less than 10 watts below my best (set last summer) and it is only February. I'm happy with that test.

Gaining FTP in February in Oregon is not an easy task! Grats!
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Legs pretty torqued today during my easy 1 hr commute to work on the MTB, but felt a lot better and loosened up by the end. I'll spin them out a little more on my commute home soon.

Off yesterday, then the previous 4 days was Valley of the Sun (report to come) and then a 5 hr z2+ ride on President's Day. Not the optimal way to spend my time after a three day stage race, but I'm busy next weekend after Saturday morning and I had the day off, so it worked with my schedule.

Tomorrow I'll likely do my kitchen-sink 2 hr road ride with a 15' at SST, 10' just over threshold, then 3' VO2 up Linda Vista road. Easy MTB again on Friday, then a group ride on Saturday to cap off the week at like ~15 hr or so. Easy next week. Got some more P/1/2 racing coming up in early March that I'll be excited about. Between the 1's and 2's on SDBC we should be able to mix it up in SoCal and hopefully throw a spoke in LA Legion's wheels (not literally).
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Old 02-20-20, 09:45 AM
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4x10 SS with jumps last night.

I scoped the climb on Strava and my past results implied it'd be perfect for 10-min intervals at the wattage I'd be doing. It showed that I hit bang-on 10 mins at 340W, so 315W with jumps should stick me right there. What I didn't take into account was my weight loss... What was a ~10-min climb is now a 9:15 climb at lower wattage. The first few intervals had me crest the climb and start flying down the backside, pull the rip cord, do a u-turn, and bang it back up to the top in order to get my 5-minute "rest" period descending in between SS.

This was also my first time running the workout off of my Garmin. I wish it had the ability to pause the workout without pausing the entire ride (I couldn't find a way). I hadn't reached the base of the climb before the SS intervals started, so the first interval was done going DOWN the climb I had picked out to do the reps. Sitting bolt upright at 38mph doing 315W is an odd feeling.
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Close to 5,000 kj's over the 3 day weekend, just finally recovered from it today. Easy day today, then on Friday and Saturday it'll be 2 more 1500 kj efforts, then off to Europe for a week.
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2 hrs this morning with 2x20's on Fiesta by feel, ended up at 92% and 98%... yeah my legs are a bit fatigued. HR pretty low on the first one, just hurt.

It's the lady's bday weekend and the weather is calling for rain on Saturday. I've already agreed to taking Sunday off, looks like Sat. may be a shorter trainer spin before hitting this rest week, we'll see. MTB tomorrow.
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