I got slower! Damnit guys!
-Cat-3-o-meter: TBD :/
This is my first year of using the Performance Manager Chart to keep track of performance. I like it a lot but after being sick for 10 days, it is really depressing to see that I gave back almost a month's worth of fitness during my downtime. On the plus side, my TSB is +40.
Specialized Roubaix SL3 -- Giant Anthem X4 29er FS -- Leopard CX1
172.5. You know where I got it, too.
So long as its consistently accurate it really doesn't matter what the numbers are.
I finally dove in and got WKO+, my expert review is meh.
judging from what you post on here it seems having a powermeter has caused you to focus on ewang numbers without much a focus on developing actual fitness.
the "GOTTA HIT HIGH SCORES" mentality is one of the reasons I stopped training with power. mentally, i struggled coming to terms with calling a workout "successful" when I didn't set a PR. which sounds silly now, but yeah.
PS But to be clear, the frustration is minimal compared to being able to get out on the roads and race again. First O-Cup race this weekend as an M3! And in 7 days, my second O-Cup race - I guess I will probably be racing against rbart in the M3 field in Hamilton. Would have been nice to be peaking after a couple of build blocks for these races, but either way it is good to be racing.
Last edited by Wesley36; 04-11-14 at 08:38 AM.
You have the right perspective. When I tore my shoulder all to hell last year I reset my immediate expectations and kept my eye on the prize. It all worked out great.
Then the numbers are telling you something.
i've experienced this (quarq reading high, in my case), and it can take years to let go.
whether those numbers are right or the new numbers are wrong, as shovel said (a) you don't know and (b) you can't do anything about it other than move forward (2nd point was to a racer in another thread, about just getting back to it).
Really skinny dude in a Novofit kit. Good Friday has never been a good event for me. I just can't produce the same type of power in the cold temps as I can in the warmth. I'm working on it, not i still notice the difference.
My goal race is the Collingwood race that finishes up Scenic Caves. I have no grand illusions of a victory, but it will hopefully be best finish ever. The type of route suits me. finally and honest to goodness climbing race in Ontario.
"On the other hand riding down a hill at 55 MPH wearing (essentially) women's underwear and a Styrofoam cup on your head is the epitome of rational life-extending decisions." - RacerEx
I'm sure my PMC chart in GC is extremely useful... Once I figure out what it all means
Is that the Grey County RR? Won't be able to this year, but maybe in a future year. My goal race this year was a hilly RR (for this area, longest climb in the 5-6 min range) that has been cancelled/ discontinued. Would be nice to have a hilly RR to target in future years.
-Cat-3-o-meter: TBD :/