Yesterday I went to Dr.Fontaine in Hamme Mille to have my annual checkup . This is necessary if you want to obtain a licence for competition. Next to the usual questionnaire and heart checkup I also asked for a bike test. Dr.Fontaine has all the necessary ingredients except for the VO2 max and blood acid measurements. The test consists of pedalling at 60rpm and every minute 30Wats resistance is added to get your heartrate and blood acidity up. He only let me go to 146bpm and this meant I had to stop when doing 270Watts. Nevertheless I felt good and the results also showed a healthy heart and an aerobic treshold of 110bpm. This is consistent with what I experience when riding, my recovery rides always circle around that heartrate. My anearobic treshold must be luring between 145 and 150bpm, but this was not reached.
Today the forecast was for colder weather with possible rain and snow showers in the evening. So I decided to play it safe and stay indoors. I started with 45 minutes of recovery pace on the rollers and then did a couple of 'steigerungen' for one-minute intervals with 4 minutes of cooldown between them. I had a good and refreshing workout and managed to read some more in Frank Viediebie's book.
Ride Stats : 32.5K in 1h20mins
02-12-2008, 18:52 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf