Help me figure out why I failed Little Park.
Favero Assioma Duo power meter pedals
Wahoo Elemnt Bolt.
Scott Addict 20
Specalized Allex e5 sport
Wahoo Kickr Snap replacing Favero power meter pedals
Yesterday I did an outdoor group ride which netted me a TSS of 101. Analyzing the effort, I did 103% (235.8) my ftp (227) average 20 min power as reported by Wahoo. 20 min, with much of that front loaded. I rode pretty dang hard and blew up around mile 10. The ride was with the P12 field which I try to hang on to as long as I can. This was my third outdoor workout since starting TR on Aug 2 (original ftp 221).
Additionally, I picked up a second hand Kickr Snap, and was excited to use ERG mode to help keep my power closer to target.
Today, I rode my scheduled Little Park ride, which my all accounts should have been an incredibly easy ride but ended up failing at around the thirty minute mark. Holding 134w was so unusually difficult. My heart rate was 165bpm trying to hold 135watts!
When I rode Bess on August 22, which has similar power target numbers, I was holding 134-136w with a HR of 120 no problem. I ended up stopping the workout early as I have a cross country mtb trip with a friend tomorrow morning and don’t want to cramp up on the trail. If I would have continued today, I would have cramped on the trainer.
I am not sick, sleep was good, food stores are all topped up. TSS is 180 of planned 261.
I have two thoughts as reason for the fail.
Yesterdays ride put me super into the red. Wahoo shows my 20min power at 236, or +9 of ftp This would be a first for me not the I trained too hard the day before bit (I have done that far too often before), but how high my heart rate was for such a low effort.
The new Kickr Snap was mis-calibrated after performing a spindown. With it being the first ride on new equipment, it is possible I simply messed up the spin down some how. I have not yet used the kickr, and the Favero pedals at the same time to compare if the output numbers are the same.
TR had 14 adjustments after ending the ride, which I found at least somewhat amusing. What are your thoughts as to the reason for failure? I start power build on Tuesday and its gonna be a doosey I can already tell.