most of my true base rides look something like this (for a 4 hour ride): 30 minutes in z1, 3 hours z2, 30 minutes z3. It isn't that hard to stay in a zone.
14 grams of protein in each of these babies. Pretty tasty too.
90' of z2/3 on the way to work this morning. 81tss. 40F and was a bit underdressed until the sun finally came out.
Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!
EZ ride this morning because I am heading out of town to Tucson for a weekend of riding my bike. So excited.
Thursday night: ez group ride. 60' of z1, 10' z2, 10' z3, 10' z4.
This morning: 90' z1/2. Mostly z1.
Legs are feeling pretty cooked after this week. Track day tomorrow then some consecutive rest days are in order, I think.
However it could be that my FTP is set too damn high, thus it's hard to keep it in z2. In fact it's been a while since I tested..
But z2 is like 160-something watts to 220-something, I should be able to do that!!
About 3 hours this morning before work. Nice out!!
ZCI™s today. Bumped the work interval average up another 8W, and was ramping them again, in spite of starting out a bit harder than Wednesday's intervals. I'm sitting on a 60W bump in FTP in about a month. I guess that shows that my base prepped me for this nonsense.
Actually i just dropped my candy consumption to probably a bag of kit kats a day, and i've suddenly lost 5 lbs instantly. I don't like this feeling of being kit katless
I don't care if the joke was already made
CX starts last night - from a standing start to full out for the first min then settle into threshold for a total of 10 min. Did 3 and I was feeling it at the end of the ride.
Austin doesn't have hippies. They have slightly rebellious Methodists. - Racer Ex
Pretty rough day on the bike, went out feeling great and was going to break some PR's on the local climb but ended up having head home after not even getting halfway up. I'm pretty disgusted with myself, and while I was sitting there on the side of the hill I damn near tossed my bike over the cliff (if I had the energy). Its not a HTFU or train more thing, I do this climb all the time, and have never struggled up it like I did today.
Three days ago I saw my asthma doctor and he put me on a new concoction of medications. Whatever I am taking (probably the prednisone) maxes my heart rate too quickly and it just doesn't come down. I'm only taking it for a few days, (and my asthma is the best its been in years) so I'll just have to deal with it and ride LSD for the next few days.
5.5hrs of mostly z1/2 this morning
z2/3/4 for the last 1.5 hrs
"Your beauty is an aeroplane;
so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste
Folsom Coffee Republic ride. ~45 miles hammer ride. Sucked and will be taking it EASY tomorrow.
3.5hrs of more z2. Feeling this long week in the legs now a bit.
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Wed: 1.5hrs trainer, endurance + 8 sprints.
Thu: 1.5hrs trainer, 2x15min over/unders
Today: 4hrs endurance, 72mi, 4000ft climbing. Was going to do 5.5 but ride partner was dying. Such is life.
Tomorrow: 6hrs endurance.
Is trick from science!
the whole staying in z2 conversation is really dependent on terrain as well. if i were to try to stay strictly in z2 around here i would be crawling up hills and probably average 14 or 15 for the whole ride. possible? yes. fun? hell nah. i just keep it in the saddle up the hills and try to stay relatively constrained.
anyway, 2.5 hours today after work. covering a shift tomorrow so no long ride, but hopefully can get in a total of 3.5 hours with a before and after work ride.
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