La vie de vélo

Adventures in cycling and life

Training – week of 3/21/2010

The weather is so erratic here I have given up trying to adjust to a weather “pattern” – the only certainty is poking your head out the door and checking the current conditions.

This week I felt some fatigue creeping in. I’m still planning on ramping it up for another week then hopefully giving my body a little break before Dawn ’til Dusk. 14 hours and 215 miles.

Mon: 1:00 of beautiful warm easy MTB cruising.

Tues: 1:15 on the rollers. L5-to-L4 intervals. I like these, they simulate the MTB race start pretty well. 5 minutes at 113% right into 10 minutes at 100%. Repeat 3x with a 5 min break between sets. On the rollers due to crappy rain/sleet/snow.

Wed: 0:45 tempo on the rollers. Too wet and cold to venture out.

Thurs: 2:00 including the Horsetooth TT – 40 min at 101%.

Fri: An hour cruising the trails on the singlespeed plus 4 mile run with Jos.

Sat: Nada. 30 mph winds from the north, sore legs and little bug in the throat made all signs point to rest day. Better safe than sorry.

Sun: Kopenberg Circuit Race – POSTPONED due to wet dirt. Wimps. Instead I packed up the pockets for a big road ride. 7:20, 125 miles big. Rode out to Lyons, climbed to the peak-to-peak highway, over to Estes Park and back to Fort Collins. 6,400 ft o climbing. I’m toast. But long rides like this have tremendous benefit; at the very least they give me the confidence that I’ll survive racing for 12 hours straight in two weekends down in New Mexico. Here’s a view of Long’s Peak which loomed above me for what felt like half the ride. Absolutely stunning scenery up there in that thin air:

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March 29, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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