Tuesday, 19 February 2013

A better ride

Hello Tuesday! Today I am flying to Calgary for a day of meetings, which means this four day week is really a 3 day week in the office. Not bad : ) The good things about travel days are trying new places for lunch and meeting folks really passionate about their work, the downside is my 5am alarm and 6pm return flight probably means I won't make my run today.

As promised, here is some more info on TrainerRoad. Since December I have been enjoying spin sessions on my bike on our new trainer.  But between you and me I kind of dread them. I don't have J's ability to pound out intervals on my own and I have a hard time making the rides worthwhile.  To combat the boredom I started looking into training videos like thesufferfest and using my ipod to guide my cadence. 

It was under the "indoor resources" tab on the Sufferfest that I found TrainerRoad. For about $60 ($10 a month fee and the purchase of a $50 Garmin speed and cadence sensor) I now have a virtual power set up.

Yesterday I did the 8 minute threshold test - 1 hr cycling with 2 all out 8 minute efforts. It was so tough and i was actually shocked at how low my power output was.  But on the plus side, I now have a solid base line to work onwards and upwards from.

This post only covers the basics but I would be happy to share more once I have the system down to a fine art : )

Enjoy this short week!


p.s. Is anyone else over winter by about now?


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