What workout did you do today? (2020, part 1)

Reinstein, as an outdoor workout:

Always seem to find that the RPE is much lower when doing threshold and over unders outside; a little harder to keep to the power numbers, but hopefully it gets most of the same benefits.

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Galena +1 for me today. This was my first structured outdoor ride, as I just picked up both the Wahoo Elemnt Roam and Favero Assioma Duo. Really happy with how everything worked out! It brings me indescribable joy to play/train with all these instruments outdoors. At one point, I had the dumbest grin on my face.

Holding steady power without the aid of ERG is something I’ll need to work on.

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McAdie.

After the last couple of workouts felt too easy… I added 10W to my FTP, in the full knowledge that the next ride would be a tester. It was, but I hung in there. I enjoyed this more than Tunemah last weekend despite the increased difficulty of this ride and the ++FTP. Probably because I fuelled properly; a bottle of Maurten 320, a banana, and an energy bar.

Antelope tomorrow. I might be a bit jaded.

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That last interval got hard!

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4x6’ hard start vo2max workout. Second time this week. I like to suffer :nauseated_face:https://www.trainerroad.com/app/career/markbrouns#.XptfNrsvNUY.link

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I re-took the 20min FTP test after a lot of consideration… And succeeded! A drop of only 5W was enough. It gives me a modest 2W FTP bump, but in terms of my confidence its massive. I’m going to sleep happy tonight.

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Nice… well done! Glad you got it figured. 2W is 2W!

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Really didn’t know how that would go. Just had an ftp bump and hanging out around 300w for 8 minutes has always been a struggle. But no problems today. Had to take a pee break after the second one. Felt great once completed. Barely sweat and could have done more. These blocks perfectly mimic laps around Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Around an 8 minute lap Adding that sprint in the beginning is ace too. Just hang in there until you come around then just hold it.

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So I did Eclipse +3. I was riding on Zwift and after my workout I just kept going and ended up getting more additional TSS than the workout.
Todays accomplishments:

  • Zwift 100km challenge
  • Zwift mega pretzel route
  • Strave 100km April Challenge
  • Strave Apri Climbing Challenge

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Whorl for the second time this week.

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I’ve gotten outdoors for long steady rides the last couple days. As much as I miss riding with friends, I’m really enjoying the saddle time and feel like it’s high quality base training. I normally do a long ride once a week, but I’m going to try to get 2 in each week for the next couple months.

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Agazzi followed up with a 32m h/cap on Zwift Richmond UCI Course

Zwift Richmond UCI Course

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Allegheny

Looong time to be on the trainer, but was good to finish of SSB II with a long ride. Recovery day and then onto Ramp Test

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Spring Chicken digital - traditionally the local race opener, but with the rona situation, it moved to digital. 12th place overall, 2nd place for Manitoba. I still feel I will get destroyed if and when outside resumes, but I’m beyond thrilled with the result.

I have now been gotten great results in all 3 races: 10/35, 5/20, 12/69 (note, RGT does not seem to count DNFs that I can tell). 241W average for 1:26, where my last ramp test 4 weeks ago was 246W. Definitely happy with the progress!

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Milan - San Remo Virtual

Well, it’s the first time I attempt something like this.
It didn’t end well. I just can’t produce enough watts sustainably on the climbs. I run out of gear and I still have to push 240W, which is WAAAAAY above my FTP.
All things considering, I think I gave it a good shot, and even though I was a bit deflated when I finished, i’m now pumped up to go into recovery, retest, and take it to the next level.
After build phase, I’m doing the Ronde! Bring it on!

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Got up at 5 am and did the uberpretzel (zwift)=

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Eclipse yesterday, It felt better than expected. I have been struggling balancing training with work (not complaining grateful to be working).

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Had Table Rock yesterday (60 mins with 2 x 15 min @ 85%)
Got on RGT and did the Table Rock session up Cap Formentor then rode back at Z2 adding another 15 min @ 85% up the last climb.

2hr total. 107TSS

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Wright Peak -1 with @admigo, @paulgrav, @Mark0930 & I think Tom (my audio wasn’t so good).
It was a real boost having a group session to help us all through this one; 90 mins of sweetspot nailed - well done guys!

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I’ve done mostly zone 2 for the last 6 months, so I decided to ease into some SS today with Carson.


I think it went ok, considering. My power wasn’t super consistent and I couldn’t keep my cadence as high as was suggested, so that’s something for me to work on I guess.

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