My first full month of training for the 2011 season. I am participating in the local group rides again. In the winter months or “off-season”, the local racers decrease the intensity and minimize the attacks on the rides. Tuesday and Thursday mornings, also known as Coffee Crew, group rides are the faster rides of the week. Currently, my schedule conflicts are massages on Tuesday mornings and hill repeats on Thursday mornings. As the season progresses I will alter my schedule and integrate at least one of the Coffee Crew rides in my weekly plan. My favorite ride is the Wednesday Ride. I can add mileage fairly easy by riding more miles before and after the established 45 mile loop. Here is a comparison of three successive weeks of Wednesday rides where I increased my training load per ride, in case you missed it.
Below you will see screen shots from Training Peaks WKO 3.0 (the best software available for analyzing power data). All of the data presented below is self-explanatory. Please contact me if you have any questions and I can make follow-on posts with more detailed explanations. Keep in mind that a training plan is cumulative and for now the duration and intensity is moderate. Hey and I also work 60 hours a week 😦