Sunday, December 27, 2009

2010 Base Training

The training is going well. My power numbers are far better than last year and hopefully have a high enough FTP to be competitive in the 3's this year. Even if it was the same, my weight is down 8lbs so my power/weight ratio will be better. I haven't done any testing, but next month, I'll get a better feel for it as we ramp up the intensity.

I was without power data for almost 3 weeks. I had to send my PowerTap wheel to Saris to get it rebuilt. I was happy to find it showing me good stuff. I know that numbers don't make the racer, but it helps to quantify the training. Seeing the increase is making me feel better about putting all this time in.

Different Kind of suffering...suffering nonetheless.

My Father died and then my uncle. This has been a very tough Christmas. They both died of heart disease and they weren't the only ones to do so in my family. It is the circle of life though. The son should bury the father and not the other way around.