Posted by: Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes | August 22, 2010

Cycle Log: Competition Phase Week 18

Week 18 is the third week of the sixth mesocycle of my Competition Phase (click here for a detailed description of macrocyles, mesocycles and microcycles), which means it is a recovery week.  Here are the actual workouts with the plan for the week of August 16 to 22, 2010 (click here to download my plan for the Competition Phase).

Week of 8/16/10 Mon Tues Wed Th Fri Sat Sun Total
Goal 2.0 TT 1.0 AR OFF 1.0 AR OFF 1.0 AR OFF 5.0
Actual 1.25 PI:CC 1.0 AR OFF 1.0 AR OFF 1.25 Tempo OFF 4.5

 

I had a good week that consisted of one high-intensity Pyramid Intervals: Constant Cadence workout, one moderate-intensity Tempo ride and two Active Recovery sessions.  The Pyramid Intervals workout was the strongest I have ever had.  I did 5 x 5:00 hard efforts with 5 minutes of recovery each.  I stayed at 90-95 rpm for the hard efforts in the biggest gears I have ever used for this workout.  I seem to be peaking at just the right time.  I have my three biggest races of the year on each of the next three Sundays.  I should have my best times of the season because of my current fitness level, and because the temperatures should be the coolest I’ve raced in since May.  I love cycling and racing, but I am really tired of racing in 95° heat!  I have also lost a couple of lbs. which should make me a bit more comfortable in the aero position.  Next up is the New Mexico/Texas Regional Time Trial Championship.  It is a 30K TT that takes place in Belen, NM about 30 miles outside of Albuquerque.  I’ll let you know how it goes.  Have a great week!

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