Thursday, January 31, 2008
Field Test Results for Jan 31 2008
Course : Cycling (CompuTrainer)
Terrain : Flat (simulated course)
Humidity : 0.0
Temperature: Warm (60-80 F)
Weight : 178.0lbs
Elapsed Time : 00:07:52
Distance : 3.0Miles
Average Speed : 22.9 mph
Average BPM : 186
Average Power : 278 watts
Maximum BPM : 196
Maximum Power : 392 watts
Average Cadence : 102
Perceived Exertion: 10 - extremely difficult
Elapsed Time : 00:08:20
Distance : 3.0Miles
Average Speed : 21.6 mph
Average BPM : 183
Average Power : 254 watts
Maximum BPM : 196
Maximum Power : 384 watts
Average Cadence : 96
Perceived Exertion: 9 - very difficult
My second effort should have been stronger but I think the first one is accurate. This will give me a base line for the start of the season. I hope to increase my watts to 300 for the 3 mile effort by mid season. These are always fun trying to break yourself.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
I have been, just not posting everything. Not sure anyone really cares anyway. I feel like I'm starting to convert all the strength training I've done over the last several months into power on the bike. I've been doing targeted rides on the trainer now for a few weeks. I won't really know until I get back out on the road in a group ride. Sunday?
Since I've finished up P90X my training now looks like Monday upper body weight training, Tuesday and Thursday specific trainer rides, Wednesday plyos or leg strength work, Saturday upper body strength training, long ride on Sunday (on trainer if under 40 degrees). 3 random days get abs.
Put a 3 hour trainer ride in on Sunday (watched 300 and 1/2 of The Matrix). I'm back following the Carmichael training plan (for 3 or 4 days at least). I have a field test this week. It's been a long time. I'm going to get a VO2 Max test done at The Sports Factory the week after to test the accuracy and get a base reference point for the beginning of the season. I hope they tell me I have no hope in ever racing very well so I can stop all this, sit on the couch and watch TV.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
It's the middle of January and I just got the Georgia Cup race email for the first race on March 1st. It's about time I put something down. Created SufferFest with Joe and Dana - Started the year off right with Sufferfest this year on the first weekend. I joined the Colavita / Sutter Homes Team to race with in 2008. They were kind enough to invite me last year and this year again. I'll be racing with Joe Remling, Matthew Crouch and 9 other guys from around Atlanta. Made it to the Airport Ride on Sunday and had lunch with a few guys from the Aaron's team. I also just finished up P90X - 13 weeks of body torture and destruction which is a great program if you have the time and dedication.
Here's some stats for the year:
394 Hours of training - that works out to 1 hour 5 minutes a day
267 sessions (some double days but different times and training)
4767 Miles on the bike (@ 299 hours)
Ran my fastest Peachtree Race ever 55 minutes flat (I'm not a runner so don't laugh)
4 Road Bike Races entered - Best place 3rd
50 Mile Mountain bike Fools Gold Race
12 rides over 80 miles - 7 official centuries
12 event rides (race or charity events)
Longest Ride - 156 miles (yes I puked) - 9.5 hours moving - 10,000+ calories burned
Fastest Ride - 26 mph - Crit race in Jax
Highest Heart Rate - 208 - Crit race in Jax
Highest Avg Hr - 192 - Crit race in Jax
5 trips to the Gaps
On the Pizza ride 16 times
Hell ride of note - Covington Century (not doing that ride in 2008)
Monday, January 7, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
SufferFest Reflection... what did we learn. Reger couldn't figure out how to write camel toe into his blog but I figured out a way to yell it out at Hooters. Don't go riding in under 40 degree weather (except for sufferfest), those heat pads you put in your shoes and gloves don't work, you can ride really far on donuts and honey buns, hills hurt on day 3 but found a nice new course in the process, Remling likes to eat Mexican after riding... always, county limit signs are always sprintable, why take pictures when Reger is there - just take his and put them on your blog, you can change plans / riding distances and seeing Reger in a thong is disturbing.
Thanks to Remling (3 rides), Keith (3 rides), Dani (2 rides), Dylan, Bob and A.K. for joining us (Matthew, Joe and I) on the rides! And talking trash, eating and some suffering as well. We didn't cover the targeting distance but got some good training in. I had fun.