Monthly Archives: December 2015

10 x 2:00…

Started late, didn’t quit.

This belongs here!

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Lately, once the clock strikes nine I scrap all plans of training. Last night however, I took a step towards ending that trend. Nine came and went and I still hadn’t trained. Finally at twenty past I got the motivation to get on the rollers and get moving.

I chose a set I hadn’t done before and picked the power level from my most recent FTP test.

10 x 2:00 @ VO2 max.

I calculated VO2 Max as 106-120% of FTP and then decided upon 272W which is just over 113%. I chose the lower value and shorter interval duration because there was to be only one minute RI.

Three steps into the session I was feeling the strain.
After six I was ready to quit… I told myself that I could quit after eight.
Once I got to eight I managed to ride it out to ten

Average power for each set was fairly consistent : 272, 272, 272, 272, 273, 268, 270, 270, 271, 277

Job done. I’m not sure how often I can do that set!

 

FTP Test

Accidental FTP test yesterday.

Started a five minute set and decided that I could probably keep the power up for 20 minutes.

Fell off the trainer at the end so I believe the effort was sufficiently hard to approximate FTP.

Calculated it to be 239,4W

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