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.

5 comments:

  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.

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  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!

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

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  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)

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  5. classic brad - very nice!

    WV - whina

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