It’s All About Normalized Power

Just finished the first three-week build/intensity period.  Based upon my experience last September, I did three intense workouts per week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday/Sunday.  Because I couldn’t find any century or longer group rides, I did about 60 miles each Saturday and Sunday, rather than a 200k one of those days, as I would […]

Our Summer Place In The Adirondacks

The above picture was taken on Friday, June 18, 2010, the day before the annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race, near the race start in Wilmington, N.Y. at the junction of state routes 86 and 431. By the way, the top of Whiteface is the middle peak in the distance.  The very top is […]

The Wonderful World Of Intensity Training

This past week marked the beginning of my 8-week build/intensity period.  The goal is three weeks of fatigue, followed by a rest week, another three weeks of fatigue and then another of rest.  All this will supposedly make me faster on the hilly roads of Quadzilla on August 14-15.  I would say, looking back, the […]

Getting Dropped Can Be A Good Thing

Today ends my rest week and my 12-week base-endurance period.  Starting tomorrow, my 8-week build/intensity period begins.  I plan a 45-minute run/lift session in the gym tomorrow, as I do every week, then the intensity begins in earnest Tuesday with an hour of red zone/threshold work on the indoor trainer.  I’ll try to squeeze in […]