This is the first post of the series of Weekly Summaries I will be including every Sunday. The idea is to show what I am doing in perspective, serve as an online progress meter and give you ideas and insights on how to adjust/create/manage your own training schedule. I will try to keep information concise and to the point so I advise you to familiarize yourself with the terminology here and also with the explanations of the Training Zones.
Weight program: Explosive Power Week 3 out of 6
Tuesday: 1h Z2 Indoor Trainer
morning: 66min Z2 ride, 227W Avg, 227W xPower
Thursday: 66min Z3 ride, 245W Avg, 243W xPower
Saturday: Long Z2 ride 2h, 227W Avg, 226W xPower
Sunday: Indoor Trainer 4x(5x(40s hard; 20s easy) with 3 min in between each set of 5
Total Bikescore: 255
Total Training Time: 6h bike+2.5h weights
Even after a free day Monday my Stress Balance was negative at the start of the week. Due to some bad time management on my part I had to move my Weight training from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday, so I was quite fatigued at that time. Although I actually enjoyed the rain and wind on Saturday, the storm force winds on Sunday forced me to do my intervals indoors. In my experience the best intervals for the indoor trainer are the 40s hard, 20s easy (a variation of the Tabata Method), therefore that is what I settled on. Also this is one of the few workouts where you do not need a powermeter to pace yourself so it is perfect for the indoor trainer. It is Christmas so I will take 2 free days for the holidays.