24 April 2011

training-trainer

Sleep 5
Waking HR  
Body Weight  
Body Fat  
Breakfast 5:30 AM – cereal
8:30 AM – half a PowerBar
Lunch  
Dinner  
Workout Food water
Injuries  
Therapy  
Time of Day 9:00 AM
Workout Type intervals
Weather  
Course 2x20
Distance  
Time 56 min
Power 1st interval – 330 threshold
2nd interval - 330+ threshold
Results  
Equipment Road Bike
Clothing  

Last night I gave my bike some TLC. I cleaned it – thoroughly – and went so far as to add crease to the hub bearings and overhauled the jockey pulleys.

Who needs sleep? Apparently not me. AT least my brain seems to think so... I woke up at 3 and that was all she wrote. Not good.

At Seattle Multisport it was just Greg K and me. I did the first interval at a threshold setting of 330 watts (each interval is at 90% of your threshold setting so I was really at 297 watts) and it was not as easy as the last time I did this workout. My legs were tired from yesterday for sure.

I started the second interval at 330 with the intention of upping the power to 340 after 10 minutes but seven minutes in I had to stop pedaling! Damn. It was totally mental, my legs were tired but okay but I just did not have the drive to push through. 10 minutes in I upped the power to 340 anyway just 'cuz but shortly after I had to stop for a couple of seconds one more time. Then Greg's bike slipped out of the trainer and I stopped again! I started pedaling the last time with about four minutes left and resolved to stick it out.

With three minutes to go I upped the power to 350 and then again to 360 with two to go and managed to eek out 370 for the last minute. My speed was barely over 20 mph, not the usual 24-25 that I try to maintain.

Not so great in other words. But the company was good and the movie was pretty fun.

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