10.22.09

Type: Trainer Ride
Time: 30:00
Strategy: Steady Output
Average Watts: 150
Average Heart Rate: 130 bpm

So it is the time of year that your bike training has to come inside because of the weather. I don’t love to ride outside when it is below 40 degrees, regardless of how many layers I have on. I don’t love to be cold. Even when I ski and duck hunt, I bundle up. Biking at 20 mph, it never seems that you can put enough layers on to keep the wind out. If you have a suggestion oh beloved reader, I would love to hear it.

As I talked about before, I recently picked up a CycleOps Pro 300PT to help with my indoor riding. I don’t love the feeling of riding on an indoor trainer with my bike mounted on it. I am not sure why, but it just doesn’t do it for me. The Pro 300PT has a Power Tap wattage meter on it, so I can adjust my workouts to very specific power outputs. If you want to examine the benefits of training with power instead of just heart rate or speed, read here.

I rode short today because this was the first ride I have had since Jacob’s Ladder with Shay Bertola and Branon Miner. The 150 watts was a modest exertion level, but my goal is to be able to sustain 180 watts for 6 hours without total exhaustion before the St. George Ironman. Clearly I have some work to do.

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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...