Well, I knew going into this bike test that I was not going to be happy with my numbers. My lack of doing pretty much anything the last six weeks is showing up. However, it is an incentive to get back on track.
I was planning on riding this morning, but I was tired so I slept in a bit. I am on Spring Break so I knew I had time to get it done during the day.
After finally getting Ava down for a nap I jumped on the bike. It did not take long for my butt to get sore. I lost my tolerance for the little bike seat. Being a tad overweight is just adding more pressure to the good old boys.
Here is my data from the end of my out season back in February
Out Season Week 14 Bike Test 2/4/13 – http://coffeeforthebrain.blogspot.com/2013/02/out-season-week14-bike-test-go-boom.html
Here are my previous results
Week 1: 24.9 mph 40 minute test @ 149 HR
Week 5: I converted to Power and tested again
February 4th (end of out season block) Week 14
FTP: 95% of 252 = 239
Today was a bit discouraging, but I have nobody to blame but myself
Get Faster Week 1
This is not terrible. A bit of a drop from February, but higher than my week 8 results when in full training mode.
FTP: 95% of 233 = 221.35
My conditioning is terrible and I just could not hold on. I gradually got faster when you check the chart, but you can see to many ups and downs throughout. This can only get better.
I am in a alright place. I have my work cut out for myself if I want to hit my goals of new PR’s this year. This has been another wake up call!