01.25.10 — Interval Ride

Type: Bike — Easy Intervals
Distance: 21.61 miles
Pace: 2:47 miles/minute
Time: 60:43
Average Watts: 185 watts
Average Heart Rate: 149 bpm
Total Work: 669 kJ

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This morning’s ride was a little different. I wanted to put together a steady state ride at a higher output, but I was a little distracted this morning. My wife and I are dealing with a very difficult situation (not with each other thank all that is holy) and I generally spend time on the pavement or in the pool thinking and sorting through things like this. Generally the topics I am tackling are work related, but for some reason when it crossed into the personal this morning, I just could stay into my ride mentally. So I decided to break it up.

I ended up pushing some good power for about the first half of the ride, and then doing some easy intervals for the second. I did five minute intervals at about 200 watts with a five minute recovery at about 150 watts. Coach Troy would have been upset that the recoveries were so long, but bah, they felt good. I was able to get back into my ride AND think through a couple of things. I will tell you this, training like this is not for you if you are not comfortable with yourself. Here is how the magic happened this morning:

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I have been participating in running and triathlons for 10 years and love the feeling that training provides. You may not agree with me, but you know you just can't look away...