What workout did you do today?


#644

Galena +1 today. Wow, this was really hard for me. I think I did not eat well enough beforehand, and I bonked towards the end of the first interval and needed to take on carbs. I finished the first interval, just, and then dropped the intensity to 90% for the rest of the workout. I’m torn between being disappointed for bonking and needing to turn the wick down, and being pleased for actually finishing in modified form. I think I’ll go with pleased. This was very hard for me.


#645

Palisade. Finally completed it after two previous attempts. :+1: Felt good from the start. I had an extra day of rest and was fueled up.


#646

Ride #2: Lazy Mountain -1.


#647


This was the first time I’d come by a slow cadence workout. Picked it at random. 75ish suggested cadence. So different. Someone in another thread was talking about how rarely they come up in a phase.


#648

It isn’t a proper Sunday brunch without the champagne :wink:
I have to take on Mary Austin next week for SSBLV2, excited but also scared haha.

Darwin this morning after a weekend with late nights and booze, it seems my heart needed some time to stop panicking about the fact that I was trying to do something healthy after such a weekend.

These type of workouts were really hard for me when I just started TR but now I have no problem completing them:


#649

Did Mills today , felt good the last six intervals upped the intensity by 2% . I feel an increase in FTP in a couple of weeks ( or at least that is what i hope :wink: )


#650

Are you north east or mid-atlantic?

I always read your name as terrapin hater… for some reason I keep seeing that second n as an a.


#651

I did Mills today, Slid off the rollers in the second interval, then dropped my chain trying to get back up to speed again

Drill focused swim at lunch today.


#652

I guess technically mid-atlantic although I am a little unclear on where that line would be drawn


#653

North east is New England + NY


#654

I did Tunnabora last night. I have to say that I really like an idea of varying cadence drills.


#655

Spencer today. I must be improving as I had enough in the tank to go 102% and 106% on the last two intervals. A 15 minute cool-down nearly killed me though


#656

@bioteknik, that one should have been posted in the excuses thread


#657

Kearsarge. Strangely enough, it was better than I thought.


#658

Second ramp test, followed by Ericsson-5. 19 point increase on the ramp so I was a happy chap.


#659

Both were already in that thread when i looked


#660

Kaiser this morning, was tough, but felt pretty good!


#661

I did Ericsson this morning. Looking at some of your screenshots I am far less accurate in maintaining the required power compared to a lot of you. I’m guessing that’s either down to experience as I’m relatively new to power based trainer air you are using smart trainers


#662

Day one of TR was yesterday, starting SSBHV.

Very fun! But I sort of misunderstood how TR works and what was going to happen. My FTP was just a lowball estimate so the beginning was very easy. I remembered reading about the 19th minute on the forums here, so I figured that would be the end and tried to really turn it on. But it obviously wasn’t the end. Then I figured if I missed the target power the workout would end, but it doesn’t. I figured out how to stop everything and rolled off the trainer.

Would it be a good idea to retest before starting the real work or should I just wait and see if things are a little too easy? Not sure if I managed to throw the ramp calculations off at all.


#663

Do you have any basis for what your FTP ‘should’ be separately from this test? If you have a solid training history and a good idea of what your FTP is then I’d recommend setting your FTP to that and carrying on with your plan.

If you really don’t know a semi-accurate baseline number then definitely increase your FTP a bit over the setting you had going into the ramp test and retest again the next day (you shouldn’t carry a ton of fatigue from just this test).

You don’t want to start a ramp test with a drastically too low FTP as it will negatively impact your results

For the record - if you break (stop pedaling) in the test at 19:30 that means you will have maintained the same FTP that you had at the start of the test - so if you are expecting a significant increase or decrease you will either under or overshoot that time. The test will keep going until you break - there is no ‘end’ until you stop pedaling