April 26, 2010Posted in: April Bike Workout
Type: All Out Ride
Distance: 21.86 miles
TSS: 152.4 (What? Really? Yup!)
Average Watts: 269 watts
Normative Power: 273 watts
Average Heart Rate: 149 bpm
Total Work: 1,001 kJ
Are those numbers for real? I have to tell you I felt fantastic this morning when I started to pedal and just kept pushing and this was the ride that came out of me. I should have done this ride on Saturday, but a sprinkler project that was projected at 3 hours ended up taking me closer to 9 hours, so I lost the time I had scheduled to ride then. I decided to take it out on my pedals this morning.
The two days rest really did wonders for my legs. Today’s ride is the last hard effort before my race. I decided that I will probably run three or four tomorrow or ride for 45 minutes. Either way, I will take it super easy for the workout. I need to let my legs absorb the great effort that they were able to put out today. Here is the graph:
Ironman St. George
For those of you who are interested, my race number for Saturday is #1240. My wife and friends will be out in force for the race, and I am really confident that I am going to have a great day. The feedback that I got from you people on my pacing strategy has been fantastic. I am going to try and make it back to the finishing area to support the midnight finishers, so I doubt I will be posting any results here Saturday night. I will spend some time on the drive home Sunday to put together a race report, but I am not 100% positive that I will have it done by Sunday night. Your best bet will be to check back here Monday morning and I will hopefully have everything done by then. Mrs. Hot Wife will be taking some pics that I will try and get up by then too.
It has been an interesting road in preparing for this race. It is a funny feeling as you approach the completion of one of your huge goals — it is almost a relief to get this done. I am having a tough time focusing on anything else right now and man I hope to make it through my taper without going nuts…