Sunday is Paris-Roubaix, for me the Queen of all classics.
I actually wanted to race myself (somewhere else ) but my wife has to work. This means I have to stay at home with the kids. They are quite self-sufficient but as it looks weather will be miserable as well. Thus, it’s the basement.
P-R has 29 cobble sections, they hit the first after about 1/3 of total racing team. My idea is to ride with them. And hit every cobble section at threshold. This means 3.5 to 4 hours with 29 efforts between 1.5 and 5min at threshold. Should be a good workout.
Depending on my family committments I’ll manage to start riding right before the first pave sector, around ~13:30h central European time.
However, if weather turns out nice I will ride outdoors. Clear priority but looking at the forcast it is quite unlikely. So who’s in?
I must admit, I don’t use TSS. I don’t find it particular useful. Have not even set up a value for FTP in Golden Cheetah. Don’t really test either.
However, using my latest 50min all-out-effort as a proxy I end up with 271 TSS. Effort level of the "on"s was somewhere at 4.8 W/kg. This is below my 50min power. I was still very tired from Friday, not just in the legs. This was really a mental fatigue, as well. It’s so much easier on the mind when you have fresh legs and feel strong. But still good that I pushed through it.
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