CTS Field Test – October 2013

CTS Field Test2 months down, time for a new field test! The past 2 months I’ve been fairly consistent with my riding, targeting 6 hours per week in the saddle and I’ve pretty much hit that.

I did 4 weeks of general training rides and then 4 weeks of CTS training.

The temps this morning were a refreshing 60ish degrees, which is cooler than I’ve ridden in since the spring. It quickly showed with a PR climbing up the Cuernavaca Top Out segment and had 2 good 8 minute runs.

Down to it:
Weigh In: 166 lbs
Test Time: 10AM
Nutrition: Egg & cheese english muffin, coffee 1 water bottle during ride
Temp: 65 degrees
Humidity: 30%
Wind: Don’t think so, maybe negligible tailwind?
Dress: Bibs and short sleeve jersey
Last ride: 4 days prior
CTL: 46.4
TSB: 3.2 (rising)

Time Dist Avg Spd Avg HR Max HR Cadence
8:06 2.88 21.3 164 170 100
7:52 2.88 22.0 163 169 98
Aug Results
8:00 2.78 20.8 173 181 97
7:58 2.78 20.9 173 181 94
June Results
8:00 2.74 20.5 171 176 98
7:45 2.74 21.2 170 174 98

A couple of observations: 1) I went faster. 2) HR back down quite a bit. 3) Strava estimated power numbers are considerably higher than the last time…

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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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