Sunday, 16 May 2010

Sunday Training

Another very hilly century ride today, we had rain, we had wind, and we had a great time, both of us! Terrific route which took us up into Scotland as you can see from the photo above and through some lovely, but very undulating, scenery North of the Cheviot Hills. Had a quick look at the data from the ride using the fast find feature in WKO+ and found no less that 43 instances of my power output being above 305W for 20 seconds or more. It's this type of riding that challenges the legs, it's so unlike pushing along at a steady wattage for hour after hour or even climbing long steady climbs at a steady output which I find so much more comfortable.

This was an excellent training ride ridden at a sensible pace but still with a normalised power of 239W for the 6+ hours which in this weather and over this terrain I'm happy with at an average HR for the ride of 134BPM. This is somewhat below sportive pace but this was a training ride but even then it was still well above my planned Tour de France riding pace.

All in all a great day out and another good solid ride on the road to Paris. It will be interesting to see how I feel in the morning but I certainly feel Ok at the moment

Ride Time: 06:18 hh:mm
Work Done: 4377kJ
Training Stress Score: 387
Intensity Factor: 0.783
Normalised Power: 239W
Variability Index: 1.24
Ride Distance: 106 miles
Cumulative Distance: n/a miles
Elevation Gain: 8087 feet
Maximum Power: 699W
Average Power: 193W
Average Heart Rate: 134bpm
Average Speed: 16.8mph
Acute Training Load: 125.6
Chronic Training Load: 95
Training Stress Balance: -5.1

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