Period 5 – Week 2 Training Report
PERIOD 5 – WEEK 2 (02/17 – 02/23) TRAINING REPORT
HIGHLIGHTS: This was the buildup week of this training period. The aim is to maintain aerobic and strength gains while increasing lactate tolerance and sustainable race pace. All of the weekday workouts were conducted indoors on a power trainer; weekend rides were conducted on a local bike trail.
Tuesday’s workout was three VO2max intervals, riding for three minutes above 212 watts, followed by three minutes below 212 watts. Average speed was 14.8 mph; maximum speed was 20.4 mph. Average power was 131 watts; maximum power was 274 watts.
Wednesday’s workout was a strength training session consisting of a 10-minute warmup on the bike, an assortment of 13 exercises, such as high-bench step-ups, one-leg squats, press-ups, and planks, followed by a 10-minute cooldown on the bike. Average speed was 14.5 mph; maximum speed was 16.2 mph. Average power was 125 watts; maximum power was 187 watts.
Thursday’s workout was three eight-minute ramped intervals at 70%-80% MHR, with three minutes recovery between each interval. The intervals start at 200 watts and increase by five watts each subsequent minute. Average speed was 14.6 mph; maximum speed was 19.7 mph. Average power was 129 watts; maximum power was 305 watts.
Saturday’s ride was a 29.37 mile effort at 60%-80% MHR completed in 2:03:21. Average speed was 14.4 mph; maximum speed was 22.6 mph.
Sunday’s ride was a 40.41 mile effort at 60%-70% MHR completed in 2:58:09. Average speed was 13.7 mph; maximum speed was 24.4 mph.
BY THE NUMBERS:
- Total Distance: 103.26 mi
- Longest Ride: 40.41 mi
- Total Time for Week: 8:43:38 (h:m:s)
- Avg Speed: 14.1 mph
- Max Speed: 24.4 mph
- Avg Power: 128 watts
- Max Power: 305 watts
- Calories: 2,404 C
- Avg Weight: 169.1