Your Questions

We have all been beginners once. Through the more than 20 years of direct involvement with competitive sports I have discovered that a helping hand during those first steps or in moments of hardship as an athlete makes a world of difference.

I do not claim complete expertise when it comes to training, endurance sports, and cycling, however, through many trials and errors (mostly errors) I have collected a lot of practical experience that has put me in the right direction. We all makes mistakes, even the PROs make beginner’s mistakes (YES they all do), I guess that’s what makes them human after all. On that note, I have found that sharing and discussing questions, ideas, and goals with likely minded people to be inspiring for everybody involved. Therefore…

If you have any comments or questions, ideas of what you want to see on this website  you can reach me at:

banishki [at} gmail [dot} com

I, Nikola Banishki, would be more than happy to answer. Thank you in advance!

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8 Responses

  1. A.Lipkovich
    A.Lipkovich at · Reply

    ich benutze GoldenCheetah V3 auf meinem iMac /moutain lion.
    Frage: Habe mehrere Athleten gespeichert. Wie kann ich einzelne wieder löschen?

  2. Emilio CS
    Emilio CS at · Reply

    Hello Nikola, first congratulations for sharing your thoughts and knowledge to all of us. I recently installed “Golden Cheetah” but I don´t have a powermeter (too expensive for me) but I have a powermeter in my indoor bike (bkool) and I wonder if you think is posible to extract usefully information from all rides (indoor / outdoor), or is best to use only indoor workouts.

    Could I use the Strava Suffer Score as xPower, and insert it manually with other data like Energy Output and Average Power?

    I found very interesting your “EASY 5 WEEK TRAINING PROGRAM” and I reviewed your weekly sumary from january ¿did you make your own training plan?

    What do yo think about the “12 week lance armstrong comeback training plan”? I did a CTS test few months ago but now that I have a PC value I find it hard to establishing their zones (SS, CR, PI…) in my own zones (z1 to z7).

    Too many questions? Sorry ;-)
    Thanks in advance!

  3. Emilio C.S.
    Emilio C.S. at · Reply

    Thanks a lot four your reply Nikola ;-)

    I checked that the Suffer Score in Strava is the same as the xPower in Golden Cheetah when training with my indoor power meter (bkool), so I think that I will use this value to get an approximation of my stress value for my outdoor rides until I get a power meter to my bike.

    About the “12 week lance armstrong comeback training plan”, I don’t know If I can link to the entire PDF (I found it searching for a training plan on the web) but here is a link where Carmichael explains how to do it (http://www.trainright.com/assets/downloads/trainrightguidedescriptions2010.pdf). Days ago I thought that I could update my CTS value with the “critical power” obtained from the last training session with “Golden Cheetah”, but now I’m sure that it would be a bad idea.

  4. Koen
    Koen at · Reply

    Hello Nikola, First of all you are big inspiration and I learned already a lot of the blog here.

    I have a question, I like to determine with an adjustment on my pedals : with/without spacers what’s the best power output. With some changes in my development I think it’s better to ride without and some bikefitter told me I should try. So I have a power tap and I have a tacx trainer, so How can I do this the best? And the best objective way. How would you do it? For example ride at 140W for 5-10minutes and see what’s the lowest HR ?

    I don’t know, and I like to experience. With the spacers on my pedals I can’t take the corners not as deep as I like. ,

    Thanks,

    Greetings Koen

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