02.23.10 — Great Ride Outside

Type: Constant Effort
Distance: 20.1 miles
TSS: 81.9
Time: 59:11
Norm Power: 211 watts
Average Watts: 203 watts
Average Heart Rate: No Clue
Total Work: 679 kJ

This is the ride I wanted to get yesterday but missed because I got locked into a spot with a buddy of mine. It really felt like one of those rides that you just go out and do. Sure there was some effort involved, even to the point that I was a little gassed at the end. But it was still a great ride. While I have a racing saddle on my training bike, I think my bum was just glad to get outside. Here is how the power and speed looked:

I really worked hard to keep my watts around 200-210 when I was pedaling which you can see as part of the normative power. When I was pedaling, which was most of the time, I averaged about 211 watts. For the ride, which includes time that I was not pedaling, I averaged 203 watts. Now I know what type of power output is required to average 20 mph for one hour. This is going to really help me for the time that I spend on the trainer.

Gear Question
So I am having a problem using my Garmin Edge 705 with my Powermeter. I have the Pro+ model, and it was easy to synch the two up. You can’t see it, but once I had stopped and before I pushed stop on the unit, it registered me at like 1600 watts. I was stopped and it threw that number together.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to solve that? Do I need to just transition to the CycleOps bike computer that came with the unit? Is there a solution to this problem?

About the Author

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...