Still trying to put a sinus infection behind me. I raced in the Steel City Showdown last Sunday in a Master's 40+, 50+ race. I was off the back after 6 laps and was pulled with 6 laps to go. I had no power or recovery during the race and caulk it up as a total disaster. The 1st and 3rd 50+ place finishers have never beat me in a crit and they go home with $250 and $100 in their pockets, not to mention the champagne popping podium event.
The horse sized pills are working and I'm feeling human and somewhat stronger again. On Tuesday I did a 1hr Z2 ride on the rollers and averaged 229 watts with a 132 bpm ave HR. Because it's on the rollers the data graph shows nearly straight lines for watts, speed, cadence, torque etc. Last night I rode with a local club and stayed within limits of a Z2/3 ride with a couple burst thrown in as "heat checks". (OK the 5 second burst of 1,158 watts was a little over the top, but some young gun needed a spanking) I'm felling stronger again but not recovering on the fly as quickly as I was 3 weeks ago and my chest burns after longer efforts. Hopefully I'll ride a little better at a local circuit race on Saturday.