The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc)

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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc)

Postby g-boaf » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:51 pm

This week trying 4x10min in just under 1 hour sessions. I'm managing those okay - got a 10min power PR on one of them.

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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc)

Postby andrewjcw » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:56 am

Well I've had a rough 2 months battling off winter viruses, and the 4 months this year before that were just riding to work so I figure it's about time to get a bit more keen.

I had originally planned to do a bit of an effort on Saturday but while the day was sunny enough the wind really wasn't helping and my ride quickly turned into a easy loop about the city. By Sunday morning the wind had fairly well died down so I headed out with more enthusiasm I'd seen in a long time.

Merewether velodrome is really just a sporting field with a wide smooth flat 400m bitumen track around the outside. It mightn't sound like much but it's actually a very useful place for a cyclist, perfect for any sort of efforts/testing. I did originally plan for a 20min best power test, and went out trying to keep the power around 300 -310. I made it to 10 minutes ok but then stopped to see if another cyclist needed help (he was stopped with his hand up on the track). I think given this being a first serious effort in a long time that only doing 10 minutes probably wasn't a bad idea.

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Anyway, the current plan is to just ride more and get the weight heading down and power heading up.

Weight: 95kg
20min Power: ~300w

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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc)

Postby g-boaf » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:57 pm

andrewjcw wrote:Well I've had a rough 2 months battling off winter viruses, and the 4 months this year before that were just riding to work so I figure it's about time to get a bit more keen.

I had originally planned to do a bit of an effort on Saturday but while the day was sunny enough the wind really wasn't helping and my ride quickly turned into a easy loop about the city. By Sunday morning the wind had fairly well died down so I headed out with more enthusiasm I'd seen in a long time.

Merewether velodrome is really just a sporting field with a wide smooth flat 400m bitumen track around the outside. It mightn't sound like much but it's actually a very useful place for a cyclist, perfect for any sort of efforts/testing. I did originally plan for a 20min best power test, and went out trying to keep the power around 300 -310. I made it to 10 minutes ok but then stopped to see if another cyclist needed help (he was stopped with his hand up on the track). I think given this being a first serious effort in a long time that only doing 10 minutes probably wasn't a bad idea.

Image

Anyway, the current plan is to just ride more and get the weight heading down and power heading up.

Weight: 95kg
20min Power: ~300w


Looks like fun. :)

I'd like to get out more on the local track myself but I don't know if it is open or even used anymore. I'll leave that until I get back from Switzerland and France.

I've let the structured training slip a little bit. Mainly commute rides, one interval session last week and some 100km weekend rides. Not liking the cold weather much.

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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc)

Postby andrewjcw » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:06 pm

Had a pretty good week of commuting and was looking forward to some weekend riding. In theory 80/100kms with a hill sounded good but wasn't to sure how I'd hold up. In the end I managed about 50 kms of flattish riding on Saturday. It felt pretty good and averaged about 32km/h. The tri bars definitely help with the speed a bit. I chucked them on just because I like having the extra position for longer solo rides but you definitely appreciate catching the wind a bit less solo.

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What I didn't expect was feeling flat and sore on Sunday, so that put to bed any ideas of any more riding. Figured it's best to rest up and get ready for another week of commuting. I did manage to do 20 mins of yoga off a youtube video last night which I'm pretty happy with. Haven't really done any stretching in years and I can feel bad things coming with more riding on the cards if I don't do anything so we'll see how this goes.

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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc)

Postby g-boaf » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:25 pm

I also did some riding on the weekend. 32.3 average with 800m elevation (so pretty flat), chatting most of the time.

The other ride was just in lovely warm weather, but incredibly gusty conditions - spent most of the time trying to avoid being blown over.

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