What workout did you do today? (2020)

Eclipse for me this morning.

With a reward after…(whole wheat though)

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Mary Austin-3

I forgot how much threshold work right after an ftp bump sucks. Survived 2 minutes at a time and reminding myself raising my threshold is everything right now (so that when I get to the end of a race I have some gas left)

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Hard after FTP bump but survived though I had to chop one interval off as its our eldest daughters birthday party today. :crazy_face::grinning:

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I feel that same pain - after an FTP bump. :+1:t2:

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… but it’s the banana that makes it inedible… tainted, even :stuck_out_tongue:
#SchoolboyTrauma #ForcefedByEvilNuns

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Did Eclipse today, surprisingly manageable after failing Palisade yesterday. Oddly enough the middle 20min was the hardest… :thinking:

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Back to Build after 5 easy days recovering properly (beer, wine and all pizza counts ok).

I knocked the intensity down to 99% as the first few post-interval summaries were showing me slightly under target even when fairly fresh. I felt a bit deflated as the trend continued throughout as I continued to destroy myself!

Looking at the aftermath however, I over-shot the target watts on 80+ of the 99 micro bursts. The numbers at the end would’ve been much more motivating mid-workout! At least I know for next time micro bursts are on the menu.

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Was planning to do a crit but it was cancelled cos of storm Dennis. Skipped a few sprints but got most done

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Looking on strava I can see a lot of indoor workouts today thanks to Dennis

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Monitor+4 today - have been combing the workout library for SS sessions I haven’t done as I don’t feel really ill but have had a head cold/sore throat all week (but resting HR is ok!) so even though I am supposed to be in build I don’t fancy killing myself at 108% FTP. Oddly I’m rarely ill but this year and last it was when I started doing sessions like Wilhelm/Red Lake that I came down with a virus…mind you it could be that both times that was February which really is virus season if you teach in the UK! Still today felt pretty easy as I had yesterday off - 2 hours SS tomorrow as we have another named storm (Dennis!!) blowing everything around here so no group ride…then maybe some VO2/super threshold stuff next week as I’m on half term holiday! :grin:

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Leconte:

Nice about-face from Lamarck the other day: got on the trainer pretty sure I could crush it. I did skip the out-of-saddle drills at the end because they’re hard and I’m chicken, but this was otherwise entirely reasonable.

That’s SSB2MV wrapped! Pretty excited for recovery week, it’s gonna feel like vacation.

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Black Hawk +2 - another over threshold workout this week and definitely the hardest. I had to broke last interval into two parts and back pedal for 15s near the end of the third one. Really nice TiZ. Note to myself - I should progress to 10 min at 105÷ not go at once.

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Spruce Knob for me. Went +2 for the added endurance, and ended up adding a bit more due to getting to the end of the second episode of Narco’s Mexico Season 2! Skipped all the drills, as I was concentrating on the subtitles. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Palisade this morning. End of SSB1LV. Felt strong and bumped up last two intervals to 103%. I can sense an FTP bump coming on my next assessment (I’m going to do both the ramp test and hour record for comparison)

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Today was a hard but still a doable workout. Actually, I found out some masochist from myself since was enjoying this workout. Workout was Carpathian Peak +2.

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Murdock’s Irish Pub certainly got the best of me yesterday. Got myself a nice hangover.
Glad I still got my sweetspot and brick workout in. Attaboy!

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Instead of the scheduled workout today I joined my brother in virtual london to knock out the PRL Half route. 4 times up leith hill and then around the mall for a (pretty tired) sprint finish in front of the crowds. I went first… he went harder. I find it difficult to get a hard “kick” on the trainer… Im sure its a technique problem but Im not sure what Im doing wrong.

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I’m sorry, @chad. I failed you. We’ll get ‘em next time.

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Did (or more precisely, “did”) Kaweah today, and got confirmation that my ramp test FTP from last Moday is seriously inflated. There was no way I could have completed the workout with prescribed wattages.


I guess it’s best to eat a humble pie, and lower my FTP, so I could finish the harder workouts with good spirits instead of wrecking myself :-1:

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Recovery week so did my 90min endurance outdoors plus some more.

I didn’t want to miss the beautiful conditions! :wink:

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