Did some 2 min jobbers on Saturday:
Felt like I left an interval or two on the road. So tonight it seemed appropriate to pick it up off the road and lay it down with a little wind assist. Gassed it just enough for 2:12 at just a little above the average power from Saturday’s trio and crossed my fingers hoping for the best (I don’t have Strava segments on my bike computer). Was staring at 32mph for a good bit, so was pleased to see this:
90F / 32C when I hit the segment and then a couple hot threshold intervals:
Now it turns out somebody created that segment in 2020 on what I used to affectionately call “Pavé Secteur 1” until it was repaved earlier this year. And unbeknownst to me until recently, I held the KOM from a ride in 2017. About two weeks ago 2 guys went out and targeted it (rest of ride looked zone2-ish), so it seemed appropriate to return the favor but not go all-out and ruin the 2 threshold intervals on tonight’s plan.
WKO bumped my estimated ftp to 256W and a bunch of 3+ year power PRs from 1:48 to 2:40. Not too shabby for holding back and not going all-out. Only 14W from all-time 2-min best from 4 years ago.
Theme song: Nirvana’s unplugged cover of the Meat Puppets’ Lake of Fire