Type: Trainer Ride
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.