Cardio (Tacx/Bacchetta ) 59:45 ahr:148 max:156 shoes: Specialized S Works Mountain
Another try at recording 2 laps of the Austin 12hr course. This time successfully saved, though I did miss programming in one descent in the second lap. The result is extending a 4% climb by a few hundred metres instead of taking a 5% descent - close enough for my purposes. The net climb is still 250m, with a total ascent of 410m rather than an actual 200m. The difference would probably give me a few minutes a lap to package up for periodic breaks n the actual course.
A bit quicker than yesterday and with a lower heart rate.
Cardio (Tacx/Bacchetta ) 1:02:26 ahr:151 max:160 shoes: Specialized S Works Mountain
2 laps of the Austin 12 hr course. I guess I don’t save workouts often enough because somehow the workout got lost so I’ll have to set it up again. I had a net elevation of over 300m, which would only work in an Escher loop.
Trainer 20km and about 400m of ascent. Max power 280
Cardio (Tacx/Bacchetta ) 1:15:08 ahr:150 max:159 shoes: Specialized S Works Mountain
I wanted to program in the elevation for the Austin 12hr loop. I had too much detail to really get it input while riding so will need to collapse the detail some. I ended up doubling the ascent on the 10km loop to a bit over 200m. This in my first interval.
Second interval is getting Highwood Pass loaded.
I then went up the first 13km of the climb. Interval 3 is the relatively flat start. 4 is the first long step up. 5 is a plateau. 6 is the second long step up. I skipped the third step up.
Trainer distance 23km, ascent something over 500m - quite a bit for me in an hour.
Slow start today. Struggling a bit with holding position on the toes of one foot.
Cardio (Tacx/Strada) 42:00 ahr:148 max:163 shoes: Specialized S Works Mountain
Test of the trainer setup, which is often a bit fussy. This time everything pretty much worked first try. Cadence dropped out a couple of time early, but I think I got that sorted.
Power seemed a bit low, but I was running in slope mode so can’t directly compare to last year. I plan to program in the elevation for the Austin 6/12hr loop. Today I just climbed the elevation expected for one lap of the 10km loop.
First interval I added a gear each of 4 km, then went to the start gear for 1 km. Second interval I increased slope by 1% each kilometres. I was happy to maintain my speed as I upped the slope to 4%.
Third interval I went with gear changes again.
14.8km and 104m of elevation according to the trainer. Max power 236 watts.