That said, I've been getting some good work done in preparation for my upcoming week of laziness. My FTP Test was last Tuesday, and despite considering myself much better at them than I used to be, I still allowed myself to get a little too worked up too early... leading to me completely blowing up 16 minutes in. What really stinks about that? I had to redo it on Thursday! Fortunately reason dominated my pacing on the second attempt and I managed to grind out a few watts higher than my last test. Not a bad effort considering I probably started a little on the "too conservative" side overcompensating for Tuesday. I'm still not where I want to be, but I'm closing the gap to where I was before my unscripted layoff last year. On Saturday I set a little "indoor milestone" thanks to the rain... I did a 100 miler on the trainer! Something Zwift made MUCH easier to stomach.
|Even managed to take the KoM right before hitting 100|
It was a big boost for my confidence in my endurance slowly returning to me. Of course on Sunday there were multiple people who rode the entirety of the men's elite Richmond course! That's some serious time in the saddle on Zwift!
Also, Ironman Chattanooga was this past weekend (and Augusta for that matter) and one of my good friends Sharon Deane broke her past Ironman PR by over an hour!
|Cobb Mobb superstar|
Chatt also got the nod for the 2017 70.3 World Championships, and that's pretty exciting. I'm sure I'll have to make a trip out there to see what all the fuss is about!
For now however, thanks for reading this quick update. I'll be back in two weeks with something (hopefully) a little special to share!
Thanks so much for reading, I really appreciate it!
- Christopher Morelock