My Week in Training – Week 8

Date Miles Time Type Avg Speed (MPH) Link
Wed, 23rd Feb 2011 52 3:17:54 Road 15.9 Garmin
Sat, 26th Feb 2011 31 2:09:11 Road 14.8 Garmin
Sun, 27th Feb 2011 52 3:06:00 Road 16.8 No data

Tuesday, I took a Maximum Heart Rate test: 181bpm.

Wednesdays are now my official days off so, I took the opportunity to test out my newly calculated training levels. I went out in the rain on the Trek and rode to level 3. The difference between the old levels and the new ones are that the new ones are about 10bmp lower. This turned out to be an easy ride with relatively less recovery than I normally would have needed fo that length of ride. This has confirmed that recently, I have been riding at too high an intensity. All in all, I’m very pleased with these new results. Continue reading