A weekend come and go.
Sat, I woke up at 4 am for no reason at all. Since I am up, I figured I might as well start my long ride.
I tried the Spinervals 26.0 The Hardcore 100. This is a 3-DVD set with 5+ hrs of riding. My plan was to do a 4 hr on the trainer so I didn't do the whole set. As the video loads up, they have a warning stating that you MUST finish the program or else Coach Troy will come and leak the air out of your tires. I hope he comes up to Kanada.
There were a group of crazy people from all shape and sizes riding in the video. There was one zealous lady that waves and give a 'V' hand signal everytime the camera was on her (heh, I don't think she was as zealous after the third hour mark). There was a yellow jersey guy with a white bandana that likes to point to the back and smirk. If you have this video, check one of the guy in the back row. I swear he had carbon wheels on his trainer. Maybe carbon make u ride faster indoor as well.
Coach Troy makes you do a set of repeats between big and small gear. There were some sets where he would made us ride hard. I just drop the cadence and focus on keeping my HR in check (zone 2, 154 HR and less). I love the big gear b/c I get to grind below my threshold. I can see this will pay off big time this season around.
What's amazing is that off the bike, I felt great. Looking at last season's long ride, I rode way too hard.
I am calling my coach soon. Teehee. He actually planned a 2:30 ride. So I just rode a bit more...but be serious now. 2:30 is not even a long ride. It took me an hour just to warm up. He told me don't ride more than 4 hr b/c that's suicide...I do plan on do the whole Hardcore 100 from beginning to end. That's right. 5+ hr on the trainer :) I bought it, I might as well use it.
I don't consider The Hardcore 100 as hardcore. It is more of a long 5+ hr stretch softcore.
I also tried Infinit Nutrition on Sat. This stuff is really cool. You go on their website, plug in how much sugar, sodium level and other stuff (Protein, caffiene etc) you need and they customize it for you.
My formula is 276 calories and light on the favour. No protien, no caffiene. Now I don't have to deal with gel and gatorade and all that stuff. One drink. Keep it simple.
I had some bloating issues when I ride. I suspect it is either the bagel with cheese I ate before the ride or I am taking in too much calories. Will continue to dial in.
Here is my week's workout.
Jan 29 - Feb 3
Mon - rest
Tues - Bike 60', Swim 55'
Wed - Run 40', Bike [LT test] 40'
Thurs - Bike 50', Swim 60'
Fri - Run 60'
Sat - Bike 240' (4 hr)
Sun - Run 90'
Total - 11 hr and change. Nothing fancy. Just plugging the hours and loving life.