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Structured Training in 2018

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Tin Pot, 6 Jan 2018.

  1. 400bhp

    400bhp Guru

    I can't see your training on TR pal as you've locked your profile down.
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    Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Come on guys and gals it’s just me and 400bhp so far:



    Pretty easy stuff so far, a touch less than the 377 TSS/wk last year! :laugh:

    Moving up to half/low/base, 243 TSS after a week off.
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  3. I had an easy week too just a 255 TSS so far (I'll probably add about 150 to that tomorrow), I just did turbo sessions which I felt went really well (nice and consistent intervals) as work v after work activities meant I had no time to cycle commute.
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    Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Swim has improved back to a reasonable rate. The swimsmooth measure CSS 2:17 dropped to 1:55.

    Didn’t measure ftp yesterday so will have to wait until next week for my “results”.

    Haven’t really tested my running as my ankle is still weak from November.
  5. Asa Post

    Asa Post Small lungs, weak legs

    Those of you with good memories will recall that six weeks ago I said I was going to try Zwift’s 4 Week FTP Booster plan.

    I’ve finally finished it.

    The plan had 27 sessions in 28 days. I knew I wouldn’t keep to that, and sure enough I found that I had to introduce days of complete rest, as well as doing stuff that wasn’t part of the plan because on some days I didn’t fancy the hard ride that was required.

    It’s been interesting and enlightening. I’ve found out a number of things about myself:
    • I don’t have the ability to sustain the high cadences the plan often demands.

    • I do have a sprint. It’s not great, but it’s better than I expected.

    • I can ride at a high power for far longer than my brain wants me to believe.

    • I can push my heart rate higher than I thought was possible, and live to tell the tale.

    • I can recover quickly from hard efforts.
    And the main thing is…..
    • I can get my FTP over 200 watts, which as a weedy old age pensioner with an artificial hip who only started cycling when I retired a few years ago is something I never imagined I could achieve.
    If this thread hadn’t been started, I’d have carried on doing my usual “hard, but not too hard” rides and I’m sure they wouldn’t have got me to where I am today.

    So Thank You @Tin Pot. You’ve helped to make an old man very happy.

    Now, where do I go from here?
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  6. si_c

    si_c Über Member

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    Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    To the moon @Asa Post !

    But seriously. Well done.