Friday, April 29, 2016

Indestructible (Race Day Spinning Profile & Playlist)

I went off the reservation for this months Race Day Energy Zone profile.  I usually take a real terrain profile for an actual race and use that to guide my profile; this month I simply went with what I was feeling physically and emotionally.

I've been training for a couple of triathlons, bigger than what I've done in the past, and while I'm not physically where I'd like to be, I'm in better shape than I've been in years.

I no longer fear that 1.2mile open water swim, and the bike was never really a concern; but no I'm imagining that I'll be able to also run the 13.1mile run, while not fast, but continuously.  All that to say, I'm feeling pretty good about where I am right now in my training.


Just a reminder before you look at the profile...Race Day parameters are a bit different than a typical interval ride.  Riders should expect to be at 80% MHR the entire time with a minimum cadence of 80rpm.  What this means is that your hills are not loaded quite as heavy so that you can maintain that 80rpm which is the top speed for a climb.