It's official, I am now a fully fledged member of the Powerazzi.....I have a Powertap and over the past week I have been in the process of getting some baseline numbers. So far so good and I'm looking forward to getting into some power workouts and seeing where I really am.
As I progress into the training plan and schedule for 2011, working with power will really help define the progress and optimize the time available to train. If I'm not too embarrassed by my power numbers I'll post some to show how the training goes through the year. The main focus will be to use the power workouts to set a correct pacing control for Ironman racing. Through training I will know what power output I should be able to ride at and still run well after the 112 miles. It will be a tool to make sure I don't ride too hard during races which can absolutely come back to haunt you on the run.
So first things first, I'm getting the baseline numbers and then through the winter can work on developing my power both for endurance and threshold work. It will be good to take the guesswork out of the winter workouts on the trainer :-)
- Perfect day out on the trails yesterday on the @alchemybicycles at #schaefferfarms . . . . . . #IFB #parvillacycles #MTB #xterratriathlon #mtbracing #marathonmtb
- You can almost see it....summer days of riding and tying on a race number. Plenty of options this year & it will probably be a year of trying to do a little of everything (#xterra, #MTB, #roadracing, #cyclocross #trailrunning ) #IFB
- Got to ride the trails at Marine Corp Base Quantico yesterday at the Quantico Epic....50 miles of awesomeness despite the muddy trails. Gradually feeling like I have recovered from the #bestbikegameever . . . . . . #marathonmtb #parvillacycles #alchemybicycles #IFB #quanticoepic #cycling #mtbracing
- You have to make the best of work trips and a $6 ticket to see the @memgrizz counts as a good deal in my book! . . . . . #memphis #grizzlies #IFB #nba2k19