CTS Field Test – August Road HRM Test

CTS Field TestI’s been 2 months since I did my last field test and as I’m planning on trying to ramp up my ride time again, I felt it was good to do another field test.  Hopefully this will give me a good baseline for the next couple of months of riding.

I haven’t been getting much saddle time over the past couple of months so I really expected my test to come out pretty close to the last time, or slightly worse.

The Nitty Gritty:
Weigh In: 164 lbs
Test Time: 9AM
Nutrition: Oatmeal & coffee, 1 honey stinger 15 mins before ride, 1/2 water bottle during ride
Temp: 90 degrees
Humidity: 70% (!)
Wind: None!
Dress: Bibs and short sleeve jersey
Last ride: 2 days prior
CTL: 33.4
TSB: -7.1 (falling)

Time Dist Avg Spd Avg HR Max HR Cadence
8:00 2.78 20.8 173 181 97
7:58 2.78 20.9 173 181 94

A couple of observations: 1) I went faster. 2) HR increased somewhat.

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Long time mountain biker, recent mountain bike racer. Borderline unhealthy obsession with mountain biking, constantly drawn to hit the dirt and share my experiences.

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