Weight program: Super Explosive Power Week 4 out of 6/7
Wednesday: morning: “The Spin” afternoon: Club Championships TT 18.9km; 25:05.3 371W Avg/365W xPower
Thursday: 1:00h Z2 ride 220W Avg/219W xPower
Friday: 2:00h Z2 ride 235W Avg/234W xPower
Sunday: morning: “The Spin” afternoon: 1:00h Ronde van Weesp 323W Avg/328W xPower
Total Bikescore: 289
Total Training Time: 5:30h bike + 1:30-1:45h weights
My First Win
It is a fact. I am interclub champion Time trialing for 2013!!! In addition to setting my best 10 and 20min peak power records of ALL time, I won the 18.9 yearly Club time trial with a time of 25:05,3, 20 seconds before the second fastest and I placed myself in place #9 (out of 110) in the all time course rankings. The people ahead of me in the ranking include 3x National Champion Non-PRO elite, medalists at World Track Championships and Olympic Games so I am very happy. A full recap is of course coming in the next day or two
After I smashed my all time aerobic power records during the yearly club championship, my Critical Power (FTP) went from 343W to 360W according to Golden Cheetah. It is official, my overall fitness is much improved as compared to last season!
Ronde van Weesp 2013 – DNF
Like the article about the 2013 Club TT championship on the club website said: “I am a fast bike rider that is not a cyclist yet.” Bike racing is not just going fast, there are a lot of tactics and skills involved, that I am still to learn=). At my race for last week – Ronde van Weesp I recorded another DNF for the season. On the technical course with broken up brick pavement and narrow off-camber corners, the pace was just too fast (and I almost flew out of the turns on a number of occasions!). I got dropped pretty early. I made a 1h high intensity training off if it, with my teammates, who started the earlier categories, cheering from the sides. It is always what you make out of it. Everybody was a beginner once so I am happy of what I got out of it, even though I was not in the main group. I’ll post a race recap with more details soon.
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