Sunday, 19 April 2009

Sunday Training

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Steady endurance ride today. Went up to the war memorial column in Alnwick to see who was about and 4 of the guys rolled up. They had a 5-6 hour ride planned which was further than I wanted to go today but decided to ride out with them to a suitable point and then turn for home which I did. Nice to be out with the chaps.

The ride was pretty lumpy but not bad at all and all seemed to go well. By the time I got home I'd covered just under 60 miles at an average of about 18mph which was fine for this sort of ride. Also bumped into another bloke I know from the LBS on the way back and rode with him for a little while.

My NP for this ride was 247W and I generated a TSS of just under 200. It's been a much better week this week and my CTL has taken another little nudge in the right direction. My TSS for the week is 756 and I've covered about 225 miles in about 12:42 hours of training, much better than recent weeks and I'm feeling a lot better than I have been. Feeling more optimistic about the Tour of Ireland.



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4 comments:

  1. There you go, you've done more miles and hours than me this week! Steady progress is always best.

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  2. Hi Colin

    Hmm.. thanks for that, doubt that will happen very often! I'm sure you will have more than compensated in terms of intensity, or maybe you are having a recovery week!

    Cheers,

    Q

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  3. Recovery week it wasn't but I substituted volume for intensity (our TSS totals were about the same. Do you know the route for the TOI and have you checked out the course profile? Would it be worth doing hill repeats at level 4 up something similar? It will give you a big mental boost if know you've done it in training when you get there.

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  4. Hi Colin

    The profile looks fine I reckon, hope I don't regret saying that! I know from my numbers that I'm fitter than I was when I rode the Raid Pyreneen which was pretty much 100 mile days and MUCH bigger hills.

    The hills I do round here seem to be causing no problems so on that basis I'll just give it a go!

    You'll be able to track my progress if you fancy a smile, my position will be updated when riding about every minute or so on the map at the foot of the blog or at this link: http://tinyurl.com/74hwf5

    If the dot doesn't move for a long time there's a problem! At present you have to refresh the page to get the latest position.

    Cheers,

    Q

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