Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring Training

I did my first ride to Lockport today. Switched to my summer gearing on my fixie commuter yesterday; I'm running a 53 X 16. I rode to Lockport flat out with that tail wind, averaging 550 watts on the ride there. I stopped at the Subway for a huge coffee, and to remove my seat. That forced me to stand on the pedals all the way home. No way I wanted to just sit and grind into that headwind all the way back. (Average watts on the way home was 719).

I just got off the phone with my coach, and he says my numbers are a little better than last year at this time. That is very encouraging. Even though I am about 2.3 kilos above my racing weight, (which is about the same winter weight gain as Alberto Contador), I had really good sensations in the legs today, and the form is coming along nicely. I should be right on target for my first goal of the season, the Bruxelles gravel race.


  1. Well done, man. After hearing how you tore it up today, I'm happy that I wasn't able to join you for the ride. Last night was 2 hours on the trainer with steady state and power intervals. The legs are feeling a little heavy today. Still, I'm going to hit the gym later tonight and do some more leg strengthening work.

  2. Assuming a weight of 149.9 lbs and an average of 770 watts (FT) for 60 minutes your watts/kg are 5.136 which makes you an exceptional domestic pro… Keep up the good work!

  3. Confirmation, Brad, that you're doing something right (for a change). Keep it up!

  4. I sipped on Sailor Jerrys on saturday night, then yesterday, enjoyed fries from the chip truck, smoked a monte cristo no. 4 and drank some nice rickards red dark (a very nice new addition to the rickards line) .
    It seems my spring training is also coming along nicely.

    mike (vicarious racing is more exciting if you drink while watching)

  5. classic brad - very nice!

    WV - whina