End of training block Five

Big bowl of watts please!

As mentioned last week, I have been focusing of threshold training last week and this week on the bike seeing as I am currently not running.  While I am walking around in a constant state of fatigue, my legs during these rides are happy as a pig in shit. Its just an hour or two after the session they remind me they would rather have a beach holiday.

With the gains I made during the cycling challenge and now doing four thresholds sessions per week, I really do feel like my bike has taken a step or two forward and I am doing things on the bike I have never been able to do before.

 

Ankle 

My ankle is still not right.  I am still not running nor can I kick during swimming. I did have a good breakthrough with my rehab this week.  I have been doing everything right and my ankle hasn’t been showing any signs of improvements until I thought that my fibula may have moved very slightly out of position and being an unqualified doctor, I decided to move the bone back into place. At first I tried to talking my wife into doing this for me, as I showed her what to do but she wasn’t able to put enough force into the fibula so for a few days in a row, I was pushing my fibula up and back and I would get instant relief from it and come Friday, I think I was able to get it back into place and my ankle has started showing signs of getting better.

Sunday I was painting and I rolled my ankle over a shoe and I got zero pain, a few days prior I would of hit the roof.  I will have another week off running and reassess.  I know I need to be right for a 10km run race in four weeks as I am pacing my son during this race.

 

New Power Zones

I mentioned that I have developed a new zone list for cycling with power that has ten different zones.  While I have spent a crazy number of hours developing the zone list, I have spent even more time monitoring and assessing it. at this stage, I think this new zone list is the best thing since slice bread.

 

Summary 

I have now completed five full training blocks and have only twenty one remaining.  Here is a glance of the last five training blocks.

Training Block Summary

 

This is my peak power chart,  in the past week I got a new peak power for 40min & 60min.  I think I have broken these two or three times in the past two weeks.

Peak Power

 

This is my Load Chart for the past six months.

Load Chart

 

Good shit to come!

Tim

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