So that's where that four pounds I lost last week went...sorry! ;)
FWIW, I upgraded to 3 on top 10s, but I don't know if that is an option any longer.
Installed the Garmin Vector today and it worked perfectly. Testing is tomorrow.
Attended a Roger's Session at Velo Sports Center and did some easy spinning.
There is now 8 in the GMR 55+ and two registered in the p/1/2. The p/1/2 should be a cage match. Two men go in and one comes out.
I elected to skip riding yesterday, then didn't have enough time this morning after doing last minute things at my wife's request. We currently are sitting on a taxiway in an airplane during a 45' delay. No riding for 17 days. I hope to get a few workouts in using exercise bikes. I may even look into the ships spin classes.
Have a great time on your trip. Eat lots.:D
Went for a short ride along the coast in Newport Beach to test out the Vector Power meter. It is a picture perfect day in SoCal and MEA and I are enjoying a week long vacation.
Our ride started out with the Edge 500 saying that the static calibration of the Vector PM failed. I called Garmin and the fix was a hard reset of the 500. The 500 can create a corrupt file the first time it is used with the Vector. The reset fixed the problem. I suspect that a software update will be needed to permanently fix the problem.
The installation of the Vector PM was pretty straight forward as detailed in the DC Rainmakter article. One noteworthy limitation of the Vector is that it does not support non round chain rings - at least not yet.
Rode with my training partner BJ on Thursday. She's in good form for the Huntsman Games, which start next week. I gave her a good run for her money none the less.
This morning I did my last ride until October 9th. Tomorrow I get a plane for DFW. I'm bringing my running shoes (and heart rate strap). This will be the longest period I'll have been off the bike in some time. Maybe the rest will be good?
Yesterday was one of the harder rides I've done. I sought out some climbing and did two laps of this route. 4:00, and the first lap was considerably faster than the second. IF for the first hour was .94, for the first two hours was .91, and for the entire ride was .83...slowed down towards the end. TSS was 276, 2455 kj. Part of what tired me out was a decision to climb in the 50-60 rpm range to add resistance. Just over 3000 feet of climbing - not much for those who live in hilly country, but it was the best I could find. ;)
2:46 at endurance pace, albeit not far above recovery. For the first time I can remember since I started cycling, my glutes are sore.
That's a great sign...
1.5 hours of hill climbing with the wife 3x10 minute z4/z5 efforts. One would ask why I am doing hard efforts in the off season. Simple, I did not do jack in the regular season. And Saturday starts the Low Key Hill Climbs and our team is the Sisters and Misters of No Mercy. A couple of years ago, we were on that team and the team won the team series. The team started out as the Sisters of No Mercy formed by some of the female climbers. Since they wanted men on the team, they changed the name to what it is today. This is one of the best run and organized event series in NorCal although it is not promoted as a race and not sanctioned. It is a training ride - you betcha.
Knowing it will be awhile until my situation changes, I went to the gym and did some time on a stationary bike. Woohoo!
Ran 2 miles S-L-O-W-L-Y. Legs hurt.
From the 2013 rule book
[COLOR=rgb(100.000000%, 0.000000%, 0.000000%)]4-3: (1) 20 points; or,[/COLOR]
(2) experience in 25 qualifying races with a minimumof 10 top ten finishes with fields of 30 riders+; or,
(3) 20 pack finishes with fields over 50.
30 points in 12 months is a mandatory* upgrade.USAC-sanctioned rider Camps and Clinics that areapproved by the Local Associations for upgrading willcount a maximum of 3 upgrade points when upgradingfrom category 4 to category 3.
I cannot find it right now.. but USAC expanded the timeline.. so you can count 18 months of points versus the old 12 month window... GOOD luck.. i have the same goal... to get to CAT 2 and I am considering racing USAC Master's it is in Utah in 2014
Colonelmom, thanks. You're a 3? I thought you were very strong from your reports! Good luck on catting up.
I'm in Texas. No bike. However, I've run three times now, about 40 minutes and 3.5 miles per run. It hurts!!! Everything bounces and jars, and my legs are feeling all sorts of strains I'd forgotten about. Cardio is getting worked, though, and that's good.
Gym last night. Starting legs and worked upper body.
Building time at the end of a build...2:35 Tuesday (hrTSS 126), 3:27 (TSS 213) Wednesday, 2:27 (TSS 116) today. My ass was dragging bigtime today. An hour at recovery pace tomorrow, a 75 mile charity ride Saturday, 1:30 at endurance pace Sunday, and then into a recovery week. After my ride on Sunday, I'm driving my wife to Alabama to visit her side of the family. I'll probably gain a few pounds - her Mom thinks I'm way too thin, and she can cook! :)
LAST year I bought some new running shoes for the first time in about 10 years. I was trying to get my youngest son to run with me last fall but it was no-go. I ran once last year. :p
This year I decided I needed to mix things up since I've been training on my bike through the winter for a bunch years now, thanks to the Velo Sports Center. I am planning to ride at the track twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday) and ride with my club on Saturday. My goal is to run twice each week, maybe Sunday and Wednesday. Looking at this kind of a schedule through November.
I have ZERO desire to do a duathlon or a triathlon. However, if I feel like my running is progressing I might do a 5K or a 10K for fun.
Of course, the best laid plans...
I want my bike...any bike!
An hour of glorious JRA.
1.5 hours of ride as I feel.