On Thursday 9/16 I climbed Mosquito Flat. I had a better day than I did two weeks ago on 9/2. Below you will see the graphs and data for both days. The first set is from 9/2 and the next set from 9/16.
Most notable improvements were:
5 minutes reduction in time (2:32 to 2:27)
10 watt increase in Normalized Power (189 watts to 199 watts)
.2 increase in w/kg (2.7 to 2.9 w/kg)
9 bpm increase in intensity (163 bpm to 172 bpm)
4% increase in Intensity Factor (68% to 72%)
5 rpm increase in Average Cadence (68 rpm to 73 rpm)
.3 mph increase in Average Speed (9.0 mph to 9.3 mph)
Crank Torque was reduced by 3 lb-in (which is also reflected in higher average cadence)
23 miles in a loooong way to climb and be able to sustain high power output– at least for this mere mortal. But I’m satisfied with the results and I feel my form continuing to build. I’m still undecided whether I will be riding Everest Challenge. In the days proceeding EC I will be at Interbike in Las Vegas and on my feet for many hours. I won’t have the luxury of traditional rest, hydration and home cooked meals. So we’ll see….
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