Today was the third straight day of training as part of the virtual brick workout. I had a great night of sleep after a terrible night the night before(wow, I just night a lot in one sentence). I wanted to get my Garmin watch all dialed in with TR as my Garmin USB stick arrived, but I did not have time. My goal tonight is to figure out how to make it all work(that shall prove interesting).
After getting in my AdvoCare Spark, Arginine, and Rehydrate consumed I was ready to go. The workout this morning called for:
MS: 2 x (5 x 30/30) @ Vo2/Zone5/Very Hard.
Take 2′ easy between each set of 5 x 30/30’s.
Remainder of any time you have available (if any, not required) @ 80-85%/Zone3/Mod-Hard.
My legs were tired, but after a good warm-up of doing the following I was ready
My 30’s at Zone 5 were at the following
1. 33.3 mph @ 130
2. 33.9 mph @ 140
2. 32.8 mph @139
3. 33.8 mph @ 140
4. 33.7 mph @ 141
1.33.2 mph @ 125
2. 33.7 mph @ 142
3. 34.4 mph @ 146
4. 34.1 mph @ 146
5. 34.1 mph @ 147
The HR are all lower, but if you check the data, my HR is always higher on the rest period as the watch lags behind with HR. I felt like I was riding harder during the 30 intervals compared to last week, but looking at the data I was not. However, my legs were fresh last week as opposed to this week where I am feeling the effects of this training(a good feeling). I finished up with 23 minutes in Zone 3 and here I was able to see some improvement compared to last week.
My legs were jelly after this ride. I feel more fit in only a week and a half. My focus is back and I am enjoying the training so far. I look forward to watching the data and seeing how I improve.
My focus now will be to figure out how to convert from HR to the TR power data. I need to read up on how to convert properly. I have never used power at all so this is all new territory.
I look forward to a day of rest tomorrow and ready to get it after it this weekend.