What workout did you do today?


#1749

Back from a week of vacation, and met this Warlow dude in the basement. Kinda long-winded fella. That last set of over-unders was pure survival.


#1750

I’ve got that coming in a week, and after barely making it through Warlow I’m sure not looking forward to it.


#1752

Finished Lamarck…that was painful. I failed Leconte on Tuesday, 2 minutes into the 4th 10 min interval, so I was kinda nervous going in, but somehow survived.


#1753

I remember those two in close succession. Leconte looks bumpy, and I was worried too, after Lamarck. But you’ll probably just find out “hey, I must be getting better.” Leconte will go down just fine.


#1754

I read this and I feel like I’m slacking big time. I don’t kick into ‘real’ training for another month so I’m ‘just’ doing 8.5-12hrs a week now.


#1755

Question (which I suppose could be a new topic but I’ll keep it here): if you jump on TrainerRoad early in the morning, how early is early and do you feel you get the same quality as doing it later?

I intended to start the 90min Tray Mountain this morning a few minutes before 5a, but the Kickr was failing its calibration, not working with TR, needed to go into the Wahoo app, etc and thus had to bail at the 1:15 mark as I needed to be upstairs, in the kitchen making breakfast for the kids at 6:30a.

The warm-up and beginning of the first 20min were more difficult than they should be (esp since I think I need to retest as I believe my FTP is now below reality). It may have been an artifact of the previous evening’s swim (3200m, main: 7x400m pull on 6:05, generally 15s rest) but I think the main cause was not giving myself enough time to wake-up. I ‘woke’ at 4:20.

In the distant past (er, 16-19 years ago), I’d wake at 3:55a to be in the saddle (and fully awake & coherent after a shower and eating) and on the road by 5a to put in a 45-50mi road ride (Santa Monica to Hermosa Beach and back) and still be in the office (Santa Monica to downtown Los Angeles) by 8a. That was then and I was a bit younger.

I can put in a solid run starting waking at 4:30 and out the door at 5a. And when it was an option, I could put in a solid swim starting, also waking at 4:30, driving to the pool, and getting in at 5a (sleep swimming, try it!). But I cannot seem to execute without a long wake-up when getting on the bike, even on the turbo.

Is it just me or do others have the same affliction?


#1756

Baird -1. Again. It hurt a bit

oh and i need to get myself a cadence sensor, the trainer’s one is always out of whack


#1757

Did that - the Flux S cadence indication was all over the place, got a Wahoo sensor that I clip on the shoe, and it works much better. Since I do most of my workouts in erg mode, a stable cadence signal is quite important.


#1758

Darwin last night, 4 x 10 minute intervals at FTP, another of those workouts where your mind wants to quit SO much but your body can take it. Mills tonight and some 120% vo2 max workouts, I’m probably happier to see that than another long session at near FTP levels


#1759

Nice work!
If I can offer some unsolicited advice… next weekend is just as tough. Give Leconte the same respect MA deserves :slight_smile:

Recovery week this week for me. So some Baxter -2’s and Colosseum’s on the schedule. Pumped for the upcoming ramp test!


#1760

@Wayne I actually have team camp this weekend and will chasing skinny girls up an 11 mile 8% climb tomorrow, then road race simulation Saturday and crit Sunday! :scream: I’m fairly sure I’ll simulate Leconte and then some…but if not I may do it next week :thinking: because I’m a glutton for punishment


#1761

Darwin - went down pretty well, only needed to focus during the last interval. And all that after a wine tasting yesterday night.


#1762

@rocourteau

it’s kinda crazy though, it’s been a month and i still can’t get over how weird it reads cadence… like that surge when you drop in power and it thinks you’re doing 155 rpms
i might seriously consider a cadence sensor soon. i already have enough on my plate trying to focus on keep power (even in erg mode lol)


#1763

Leconte today. Should have done it Saturday but with the superbowl and family commitments I’ve snuck it into my rest week.

It felt hard but I coped with it quite well so I’m getting slightly excited about next week’s ramp test. From there I’ll be going through 8 weeks of general build.


#1764

My plan called for Wright Peak -1 but discretion (aka still recovering from my viral chest infection) told me to knock it down a few TSS notches and do Antelope +5


#1765

Did Juneau -1 today, a 4x18ish sweet spot session (each block has 2min of rest), went well, the 9min at a time make it quite doable. Easier endurance day tomorrow before big weekend, almost through week 4 of SSB2 HV!


#1766

Found this much easier than I expected and really enjoyed it. Now wondering if I again need to boost my FTP.


#1767

First night at (slightly) improved FTP. Over unders in the form of Carpathian Peak.


#1768

Carpathian Peak for me today
SPBLV week 1

After a 28 watt rise in FTP it was daunting going into under overs. I had to drop percentage for one of the overs in the second set but completed the remainder at 100 percent. Was relieved to finish …


#1769

Lol… Looks like you flatlined during that one.