Why can't I sleep as long as I want…?! Sometimes I think the only way for me to get enough sleep is to nap and who has the time to do that? Not me. Damn.
Managed to post a reasonable result at Cycle University this morning and still make it to the gym at lunch although my motivation was seriously waning by then.
I started the first 20-minute interval at a threshold setting of 335 watts after Ryan D sent out an exhortation to the entire team urging us to go for five more watts. I started the second interval at 440 and then during the dip in the second interval I upped my threshold setting to 350. Not because I thought it was too easy at 340, just because I had done it once and
knew was hoping I could do so again.
Today was tough! I didn't bail but I was huffing and puffing pretty good there at the end of these 45 minutes. I had to force myself to breath really deep to get enough oxygen to my legs and they were not happy. I'm pretty confident I was still feeling the effects of yesterday and I wonder what I could do if I showed up to one of these workouts really fresh.
Ryan was once again super inspiration, he looks so at ease during these sessions and I don't feel that way at all.
Here is the CompuTrainer summary.
Name: CRIMINALE, MARTIN
Athlete Type: Recreationa
Date of Birth: 0/0/1900
Track Position: 7
Finish Time: 50:00.00 Seconds
Anaerobic Threshold: 350
Average Speed: 23.10 MPH
Peak Speed: 26.86 MPH
Average Power: 281.71 Watts
Peak Power: 384.00 Watts
Average Pulse Power: 143
Average Watts/Kg: 3
Rolling Resistance after 5 Minute Warmup: 1.77 Pounds
Average HR: 0 BPM
Peak HR: 0 BPM
Average RPM: 0.0
Peak RPM: 0.0
Average PP: 143.1
Peak PP: 0.0
Average WPKG: 3.1
Peak WPKG: 4.2
Average SS: 0.0
And here is my Garmin data.
At the IMA my motivation was not super but I checked the core box. Sometimes all these exercises I need to do just in order to be able to exercise are a real chore.
|Breakfast||4:30 AM - banana, small bottle w/1 tablet Nuun and 1 scoop HEED|
5:30 AM - gel
|Workout Food||trainer - half a large bottle w/1 tablet Nuun and 1 scoop HEED|
gym - water
|Time of Day||trainer - 6:00 AM|
gym - 12:00 PM
|Course||trainer - 2 x 20 w/hills|