Wednesday, 13 May 2015

13/05/2015

Intervals: (5x5)
I don't understand why an effort on an ergo is mentally tougher than one on the road, especially one on a hill. I assume it's a case of distraction, and maybe a little bit to do with the lack of bike movement. Whatever it is, I really don't like trainer sessions, and thus it takes some foul weather to get me one one, weather like we had today.

To ease myself in, I went for a simple 5 x 5 minute structure, at a mere 80% of my max 5 minute power number. Normally I set efforts at 85% of my best effort at that time, but even with a sense of a poor reference number, I wanted to ease in, to get a session under the belt, to push a bit, but have a finish recorded to help motivate the next session.

1 x 5min E1
1 x 5min @ 345W
1 x 5min E1
1 x 5min @ 345W
1 x 5min E1
1 x 5min @ 345W
1 x 5min E1
1 x 5min @ 345W
1 x 5min E1
1 x 5min @ 345W
1 x 5min E1

I ticked off the first couple of efforts, stage 4 of the Giro running full screen on the computer in front of me, and the Racket filling my ears. The third one took more concentration, and the fourth one I struggled to bring the same concentration. I knew I hadn't hit the 345W I'd set myself, and it pissed me off. I turned up the music, and clicked into a heavier gear for the last effort. I tried to imagine myself as the Tinkoff-Saxo riders on the screen in front of me, chasing the break, leading the bunch... but the image changed I was on Pony club, Ricky, Cam, Jim, maybe more were behind me. It was much more motivating.

Results: 351W, 356W, 349W, 330W, and 389W

I still don't like ergo sessions.

Strava link.

PMPW: 85kg

1 comment:

Rick Horvat said...

Hahahahaha!

Very good!

Fuck I hope I can ride tomorrow morning. This shit weather really dampens (!!!) the spirits.