I think I found SSB1 not too bad but by the 4th and 5th week was glad I left the FTP where it was.
Adding notes to all workouts is very handy for future reference. I often struggle on the second set of V02max intervals and having that noted previously means it’s just a bit mental work to get into the second set then it’s plain sailing as I tend…[Read more]
Burghead worth a visit nice cafe in town although some of the locals don’t appear to like them. In Burghead get the key at the Visitor Centre to have a look down the Well.
Spey Bay dolphin center – Probably a nice ride from Lossimouth
There’s a massive (pictish I think) stone in Forres to look at.
Baxters factory shop for all your local produce…[Read more]
#oopnorth I’d pick routes from the list on the worlds. I prefer Watopia and if you go up any of the mountains it tends to be reasonably quiet. Try tickong off route badges to keep your interest.
Revisited Crit City this afternoon. Reasonable warmup and another brutal start. This time it didn’t let up at halfway so I barely saw the front of the…[Read more]
I was rubbish.
4 laps of greater London in the Kalas Cup series.
Held the big front group almost to the finish of the first full lap but hanging on generally so got tailed off when the inevitible split happened.
Small group with an out of category B rider doing intervals dropping back past us then dragging at least 2 groups back to us. Reported…[Read more]
Looks like I’ve got A+ man a ban on ZP for doing it regularly. Daft thing is he races the proper category and keeps with the main pack for the sprint. I’m sure he was just “training” but he was affecting our race.
ZP will update info. It’s incredibly busy for the server at the moment with TDZ.
Jumped into my first race at Crit City on a whim tonight. 2 minutes warmup and into a C race with a good few Bs and a A+ racer.
Hard start which took a while to settle down as is the case in shorter races. Learning the course within 8 laps and figuring out where the…[Read more]
It’s all relative.
Everyone complains on feeling unfit if they are down on power to where they used to be, while evryone looks at them going I’d love to be as powerful as you on a bad day.
Optimisitic it’ll be back up in 4 weeks if I can keep healthy and consistently riding now.
Kalas 2 laps London 8 last night. Longer than normal races and I’m down on power compared to November.
Held the main group comfortably until Box Hill albiet in 30th to 40th. The big group exploded on the hill as expected and crested with a small group running 21st.
Work together but not very hard back to Box Hill where we split the small group…[Read more]
As we seem to have picked up a few new people on this thread a couple of things to joing.
ZP won’t update until you do an event.
Divide FTP by weight in Kg and if you are over 0.2 above Cat D limit and you want a result to count move up.
If it’s just over race until you get upgraded. As long as you don’t smash the limit your result will still count even if it results in an upgrade.
How do you judge how much you can “hold” as it were? By wattage or heart rate? Or both of course.
Trying to get a better idea of how to judge the same for myself.
In racing experience or bloodymindedness.
If it’s a C only race I know I can hold the front and dictate the pace if needed.
If it’s an all category I know I can hold the front gro…[Read more]
#Alex – Just do a short race of about 30 minutes and that’ll give you a FTP ;0)
You don’t need to worry about the course on an FTP test as the 20minute ones make it a flat profile so it’s just about you picking the power and gear you want to be in. Your head might prefer to be on the flat or going uphill.
Not a nice feeling having to sit up and back off coming towards the first sprint on Saturday of TDZ. Favourite race course too. Cruised round the hills with a HR that was too high. A far cry from racing it for a podium in October. Think that confirms I’m still vaguely ill and not recovered from a big weekend before :0(
3rd last in C and a couple…[Read more]
With plan builder if you don’t put an event as a target (or put it a long way away) it cycles you through Base and Build. Make any events b or c and it won’t target them also.
I think when I played with it anyway.
Avoid climbing routes or turn the trainer difficulty right down so an incline doesn’t affect make you put out more power. Just ride around and complete routes to get badges. Completely pointless but it gives you something to aim at.
Seems silly for me to have entered B yesterday when I have a history of never exceeding 3.2W/Kg over an hour until yesterday’s even, indoors or out, over the past ~13 months with power meters.
It’s not about the hour though. The categories are based on your FTP which is based on 95% of your best 20 minutes. In theory that number should be s…[Read more]
I’m really pleaseD to see this. In my 3rd and maybe final year of being coached, next year without a coach Trainerroad with a plan assist would be my go-to but it really needs to integrate with Zwift for longer rides / boredom relief.
Run TR on a phone and Zwift on the computer and turn off the controllable bit on Zwift.
Ramp test on C…[Read more]
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