CTS Field Test – January 2014

CTS Field Test

Haven’t done a field test since October and needed to get a baseline test in before training really ramps up. So here goes!

The temps were a refreshing 60ish degrees. Fairly windy with gusts upwards of 15mph out of the west, giving me a fair tailwind for both interval efforts. First field test with Stages Power Meter.

Down to it:
Weigh In: 166 lbs
Test Time: 3PM
Nutrition: Standard eating, bfast and lunch
Temp: 70 degrees
Humidity: 20%
Wind: Gusty tailwind
Dress: Bibs and short sleeve jersey
Last ride: Trainer rides in days preceding
CTL: 23.0
TSB: -12.4 (falling)

Time Dist Avg Spd Avg Power Avg HR Max HR Cadence
8:01 2.8 21.1 220 172 178 95
8:03 2.8 20.9 226 171 178 96
Oct ’13 Results
8:06 2.88 21.3 164 170 100
7:52 2.88 22.0 163 169 98
Aug ’13 Results
8:00 2.78 20.8 173 181 97
7:58 2.78 20.9 173 181 94
June ’13 Results
8:00 2.74 20.5 171 176 98
7:45 2.74 21.2 170 174 98

Observations : Have lost some fitness since October, which is not surprising giving the lack of riding through November and December.

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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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