Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday Solo 3 Hours

I'm really glad I went out and did this hard ride today. My original plan was to do an easy ride today to recover from back to back hard trainer rides, each netting over 100 TSS points. I scrapped my plan when the forecast called for a rainy, cold Saturday. I decided to make Saturday my recovery day instead.

I rolled out this morning under a warm sun with fairly light winds. I expected to be tired, so my only plan was to do 3 hours at whatever pace I could handle. I can usually tell if I have the legs to go hard within the first couple of minutes, and today was no different. I'm going to have to start planning more 3 day blocks because this is the second block in a row where I had the best legs on day 3.

I basically just rode hard non-stop for the whole ride. I never really got tired either. Scary. I rode 79% of the ride in Level 3 (tempo) or higher, with only 7 % in L1. My peak 5 minutes of 304 watts was on a climb at the 2 hour mark, when I was ramping up, just because I wasn't getting tired. This is the 4th week of building for the season, and I think my body is starting to respond favorably.

3 comments:

Rich W said...

Sorry that ward and I slowed you down last friday. ;-)

Your PMC is lookin' pretty rad...

Jay said...

Might see CTL of 90 after Monday. Going into two day block with TSB = -20. Hope I can get through it.

JB said...

Scary will be you hammering the poor boys tomorrow. Be gentle now...