Thursday, April 10, 2008

One-Buffy indoor cycle

0.67hr. trainer ride (zone 2)

I fiddled around with the resistance until I found somewhere I could ride very comfortably with cadence in the 80s and with mild concentration in the bottom half of the 90s. Got HR pretty solidly in the 140s for last fifteen minutes or so: avg HR 130, max 150. I think I am just looking at a pretty low race-pace HR (120-135 rather than 140-45), in theory bike HR zones should be rather closer to the run ones but I think in this case they will only come closer once I have built more bike fitness. It will come higher when I am riding outside, I feel certain...

(Actually I am feeling very cheerful about the whole thing, I have made guilty but happy procrastinatory mental adjustments that involve doing a lot of trainer hours this next week and putting off the evil day of really working on riding outside. Also today I made travel plans for my bike--via TriBike Transport--and myself, which makes the whole thing seem excitingly real! Fact is, all I need to do is enjoy the next stint of training--that I think I can handle!--sort out various equipment-related things and do what I can to get mentally and physically prepared for the bike section of the race. It will not be fast, but if I am sensible I still should be able to have a really enjoyable race!)

1 comment:

Danielle in Iowa said...

I totally define my trainer rides by episodes of Lost. But I keep wussing out on jumping from 2 to 3 Losts.

But I heart Buffy! I also heart Firefly, another Joss Whedon show.