Friday, January 23, 2009

Training Update

First, a training update.

Everything is going well so far. This week is a little bit easier week (10+ hours) due to class all day on Friday and Saturday (brutal!), so it's definitely tight fitting everything in. Chuckie has me doing mainly "triathlon" training for Wildflower Long Course, but about 2/3 of my training is on the saddle.

I did my 4th power test this past week, and my power numbers were up more than 50% up from the previous week. So, either Chuckie is a really good coach, 6:00am is too early for me to do a power test (heart just didn't want to wake up), my 90 minute massage on sunday did miracles, or I am just weird (ok, not an option because that is already the case!). He had me do power tests at a HR of 145 (20 minutes), 155 (10 minutes), 165 (5 minutes), and whatever HR I could at max effort for 60 seconds (ouch!). The good news is that 50+% power increase held across the board. Interesting. But, I'll let him analyze that stuff since thats what I pay him to do! So get to work Coach!

New Blog!

I totally recognize that this is my 3rd of my past 4 posts relating to food, but since my girlfriend is an amazing cook, and with Meyrick starting on a new diet, it's only appropriate the we let the cat out of the bag!


Chuckie V said...

I'd vote that the reason you improved that much is your coach, not all that other nonsense. Then again, I might be biased.

Shan said...

Love it! I'll definitely be following the Primal Fusion blog...

Congrats on the increased power output!

Tawnee said...

I don't know if my first comment just published, so I'll try again. Wanted to say great new blog and food is always a wonderful topic, never gets old. Also, happy birthday! ...I noticed on Facebook, haha.