Friday, March 24, 2006

Feb 7-12 , 2006

Feb 7 tues:
Entire ride (217w):
Duration: 3:16:15
Work: 2553 kJ
TSS: 197 (intensity factor 0.776)
Norm Power: 248
Distance: 66.232 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 707 217 watts
Heart Rate: 0 254 137 bpm
Cadence: 29 140 90 rpm
Speed: 0 38.3 20.3 mph
Torque: 0 885 212 lb-in

Feb 8 wed:
Entire ride (195w):
Duration: 5:13:00
Work: 3665 kJ
TSS: 251.7 (intensity factor 0.695)
Norm Power: 222
Distance: 91.35 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 705 195 watts
Heart Rate: 0 254 125 bpm
Cadence: 30 162 86 rpm
Speed: 0 41.3 17.5 mph
Torque: 0 748 196 lb-in

Feb9 thurs - easy riceville road loop - TT bike
Entire ride (188w):
Duration: 59:09
Work: 668 kJ
TSS: 45.2 (intensity factor 0.677)
Norm Power: 217
Distance: 18.97 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 566 188 watts
Heart Rate: 0 251 126 bpm
Cadence: 29 124 87 rpm
Speed: 0 33.1 19.3 mph
Torque: 0 737 195 lb-in

Feb 10 fri: - with Justin England and Lauren legs were DEAD today I suffered the entire time and Justin was riding like he was not even working.....damn
Entire ride (188w):
Duration: 4:18:36
Work: 2914 kJ
TSS: 216.7 (intensity factor 0.709)
Norm Power: 227
Distance: 77.103 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 571 188 watts
Heart Rate: 0 254 123 bpm
Cadence: 30 195 86 rpm
Speed: 0 49.8 17.9 mph
Torque: 0 946 192 lb-in

ok, more of this data only is WAYYYY too boring.

Feb 11, 2006 / 0 hours / 0 miles

Bad weather and bad legs. After feeling so bad on the ride yesterday I took the day completely off. I had planned to get a weight workout in, but decided my legs needed some full recovery…probably a good idea. And since it was wet/cold/freezing rain/ snow outside it was a good day for it.

Feb 12, 2006
/ 4.5 hrs / 80 miles / tandem

After the snow yesterday and last night as well as cold and high winds, we decided to take the tandem down to Greenville and ride the Tigerville metric century loop. It was windy, but at least 10 degrees warmer than Asheville. Just after we started Cara announced that she lost our cue sheet. No worries, we knew the first 40 miles and the course seemed well marked. No problems for the first 2/3 of the ride and we got through it pretty quickly and comfortably. As we hit out on the last 25 miles I noticed that the arrows we were following looked a little different….but they were nice big white arrows on the road…how could we go wrong? Well….let me tell you: after flying along with a huge tailwind and mostly rolling downhill we finally decided that we must be following a different course. Who knows where it would lead. We finally turned around. I was dreading it…I knew we would have to pound uphill into a headwind for a LONG time. So we did. I was a bit…angry…. About the situation, but I didn’t say much I just rode harder. Cara later told me that she did the same….so while we were into a 20 mph wind we kept up clost to 20mph most of the way back. When we finally got back to the car we had done over 15 extra miles and were out about an hour longer than we planned. All was good once we got loaded up and had the heat warming us. Of course just as we were changing….Cara FOUND the lost cue sheet somewhere in her pocket! Oh well..I can’t complain that we got an extra solid hour of riding in. We seem to finally be getting better at standing while riding the tandem. I think it has taken us so long to get it because we have both been riding singles so long and have our own styles. It has taken us a while to adapt them to the team.

Weekly Summary: 20.5 riding hours / 380 miles

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