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San Menaio to Ischitella
Race 2 of the Mamiky Series on Rouvy. Tired, and keeping the intensity down for the most part. Average power slightly up, hr significantly down = recovering well.
🚴♂️ 21.18km > | 423m ⌃ | 54:51 | 163bpm | 191w | 66/75
🚴♂️ 22.45km > | 656m ⌃ | 1:06:59 | 171bpm | 190w | 50/58
Post-COVID, first ride in 4 weeks - Race 1 of Mamiky’s Championship on the Rouvy Ponte Arche route.
🚴♂️ Really sad to see demise of RGT, discord has not stopped buzzing. Though it never had a critical mass of users and event choices, it had by far the best ride feel in the market. Hopefully the community will re-emerge on indieVelo or even bKool.
Got off the bike tonight to realise that August was 12 minutes shorter than my second biggest training month ever…. So I got back on for another 20 minutes!
Training streak - 27 days * 1h/day+
🚴♂️ EVO CC Flux Ride / Greatest London Flat course.
Sneaking out for an early evening ride. Felt much better than a slower fasted ride at 23:45 last night. Day 21 of an hour a day #trainingStreak.
34.26km > | 170m ⌃ | 1:00:17 | 141bpm | 175w | 606kcal #virtualCycling #zwift #trainEveryDay
🚴♂️ WLVR Monday Malarkey 1.5 Race
Parry-Vlo-Bae course on indieVelo.
Hung on with the peloton for around 5 minutes today, which is a big improvement - but tired legs as #trainingstreak day 17. Pushed FTP but candle burned out!
22.01km > | 254m ⌃ | 46:28 | 176bpm | 213w | 593kcal | 26/29
🚴♂️ Pack Sub2 Ride | R.G.V.- France
Saturday afternoon on the Pack SUB2 ride with climb portal after party on the crow road. Images show that the portal ride is contiguous. Set a new FTP on the Crow Road, an unexpected bonus.
📈47.16km > | 408m ⌃ | 1:30:15 | 136bpm | 161w | 858kcal
🚴♂️ EZR Happy Hour Ride | Tick Tock - Watopia
Using a 23:30 recovery ride on Zwift to save my 1h/day training streak. Nice group and pace, and I can see from the HR data that I’m getting noticeably fitter.
📈27.35km > | 80m ⌃ | 1:00:11 | 105bpm | 86w | 307kcal
🚴♂️ Innovation Multisport – Midweek Recovery Double Draft
Recovery ride on Zwift’s RGV route. Struggled to stick due to narrow fence and double draft, needed a couple of decent surges to get back on.
📈34.84km > | 153m ⌃ | 1:00:34 | 131bpm | 136w | 477kcal
#zwift #virtualCycling #trainEveryDay
🚴♂️Finally unlocked the Zwift Concept / Tron bike during tonights ride. Modelling below in the Team Velos top that I also unlocked on that ride.
🚴♂️ Tuesday Grimpeurs (D) on La Reine in France
Stopped in on a Velos group ride, looking for endurance, while still getting a good workout on tired legs ~2w/kg. Finally unlocked the Zwift Concept / Tron Bike!
17.85km > | 726m ⌃ | 1:15:10 | 141bpm | 165w | 716kcal
🚴♂️ WLVR Monday Malarkey 1.3 Race
Third race, two laps of the Flat 8 course on indieVelo.
Improved again, moving ahead of those I rode with last week, not quite able to hold onto Clive Byham’s wheel, having caught. Increased CP/FTP again.
18.30km > | 102m ⌃ | 32:00 | 166bpm | 225w | 430kcal | 34/45
🚴♂️ WLVR RACE 7.9 ITT Black Park
Individual Time Trial around Pinewood Studios course in RGT with West London VR.
Released at 5s intervals, without draft. Went out hard, held on, riding a little ahead of L.Baerts for most of my effort.
15.23km > | 72m ⌃ | 26:53 | 174bpm | 232w | 418kcal | 40/88
🚴♂️ WLVR Monday Malarkey 1.2 Race
Second race, a lap of the Coastal Loop course on indieVelo.
Much better race, holding onto a group including Neil Pugh, Andy Walker, Andy Evans - who pipped me on the line - nudged up CP/FTP again.
17.22km > | 26m ⌃ | 27:32 | 171bpm | 223w | 367kcal | 26/34
🚴♂️ WLVR Monday Malarkey 1.1 Race
First race of the Monday Malarkey series, 5 laps of the South Lake course on indieVelo.
One off the back of the field, but much closer to group 14-18 - raised CP/FTP slightly. Class field from 11 up.
12.50km > | 62m ⌃ | 21:52 | 165bpm | 223w | 292kcal | 19/23
🚴♂️ VCNTT 1.7 Key West | 24.76km > | 32m ⌃ | 44:22 | 162bpm | 210w | 623kcal
Dropped into RGT for a ranked race, nobody else turned up for the US slot! I came first in a race of one, but my ranking stayed still.
Happy to average 210w TT effort on tired legs, but still ~15% down on my best.
🚴♂️ indieVelo Under/Over 10s | 17.10km > | 0m ⌃ | 30:21 | 153bpm | 197w Morning workout in the indieVelo forest velodrome. Focussing on working at and above threshold more - I want to get better at this, and it is too easy to sit at 130-140bpm without improving fitness/weight/speed.
🚴♂️ indieVelo Ramp Test | 8.43km > | 19m ⌃ | 18:51 | 129bpm | 142w Completing a ramp test on indieVelo to optimise training zones before breakfast. Opted for the incrementing Ramp test vs 20min FTP interval due to time available. Took FTP up to 230 - 15% up on anything carried out recently🤮.
🚴♂️ West London VR Race 7.8 - Dominicia Roseau Roller
Racing on RGT for the first time in a while with West London Cyclists. Two lap rolling out and back route. Failed to hold onto the group at p30, and rode the second half alone.
16.86km > | 129m ⌃ | 32:03 | 163bpm | 196w | 421Kcal | 33/38
I liked indieVelo so much, that I was back online this morning for the V02 Max Three Threes erg workout. 3 x 3 minute intervals at VO2 Max. The erg control worked great, more in a later post.
🚴♂️ 11.09km > | 125m ⌃ | 30:28 | 131bpm | 141w | 256 Kcal
My first look at indieVelo, in West London Cycling’s test ride for the new Monday Malarkey series running from next week.
Excellent start, some features I did not expect yet - note the Atom gear indicator.
🚴♂️ 12.64km > | 258m ⌃ | 26:44 | 154bpm | 195w | 312 Kcal | 16/18