An epic ride

Day 40: A long Saturday ride It’s kind of unbelievable that as of today I’ve put in 40 days of training. I take each day as it comes but it’s amazing to think back to a month-and-a-half ago when this began. I’m not sure I honestly believed I would get …

Training on the trainer

Day 38: Back in the garage Really nothing extraordinary today. 45 minutes ok not the trainer cruising around the virtual streets of London. The only difficult part was 12 minutes we’re down at 280 watts, which is my new FTP focus. My legs were tired at the end and I …

A long ride

Day 34: 40 Mile Bike Ride Saturday was here which meant it was time to ride my bike outside! Not finding anyone that wanted to go for a ride at 6:30am I set out alone for a 40 mile ride that took my up to Woodside, Canada Road, The Portola …

FTP Test Time

Day 32: FTP Test Morning FTP stands for¬†Functional Threshold Power. From triathlete.com “FTP is the maximum power you can sustain for one hour. Think of power at VO2max as your upper limit of aerobic energy production and FTP as the percentage of that limit that you can sustain.” Basically this …

Back in the Saddle

Day 30: Sweating in the Garage Nothing too interesting–just another garage session. 45 minutes on the trainer doing 6-“hard” 2 minutes sprints. Hard sprints mean keeping my wattage above 250 and it was indeed hard.  

Zwifting through volcanos

Day 26: Virtual ride Nothing special about this workout. The plan called for 40 minutes of cycling with 8 minutes hard. As I’ve done before I jumped on the garage trainer and fired up Zwift. The “SST Short” program is a great ride to get into a Zone 4 HR …

Garage Time

Day 24: On the trainer My training week begins on Tuesday due to Monday being a rest day. I’m always thankful for the rest day but, just like last week, find myself eager to get back into the training. It’s interesting how much I’m enjoying the training even when a …

On the Road Again

Day 22: A long bike ride Saturday’s are fun because the plan calls for a long bike ride. Because I’m in a “recovery” week my effort throughout the week has been set to the the effort from 2 weeks ago. That means that Saturday’s ride was set at 25 miles …

Back on track

Day 20: Swimming & Biking This week has been out of sorts. My schedule got thrown off by the warriors game and I’m just now getting things straight. I had rearranged the plan to put a makeup swim session in today. That meant I had both a swim and a …