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Tahoe Prep: Week 9

Tahoe Prep: Week 9

Drop a pound: Check!

  • Last week: 183.2#
  • This week: 182.4#

I'm not going to quibble over the .2#.

Ride the "hard climb" three days: Check!

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, like clockwork.

And on Wednesday I took 36 seconds off my PR up Skyline the Hard Way, the "hard climb" I've been using for a lot of my training rides lately. To me, that's evidence that the training I'm doing is working & I'm recovering well.

I feel like it's time to take the intensity on that climb up a notch. I've been intentionally not using my bottom cog on this climb. If I feel solid on Monday, I'll step up and not use my bottom two cogs.

Ride 3+ hours

Final time: 5:26, well beyond what I planned.

Thursday's ride turned out to be much longer and harder than I planned, so I intentionally backed off the intensity on that ride, and for Friday's "hard climb" I concentrated on getting a solid warmup and cooldown, and staying out of the red zone on the climb. So I was much slower on the climb than on Wednesday, but still did fine and got the training in.

When Janell goes to Zumba, do a GB workout: Nope.

Work interfered with this plan, and when it became clear that I was going to be able to ride all five days this week, I let this go.

Next Week's Checklist

Same as ever:

  • Drop a pound
  • Ride 3+ hrs
  • Do the "hard climb" three days
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