Posted by: Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes | May 13, 2012

Cycle Log: Competition Phase Week 4

Week 4 is the first week of the second mesocycle of my 2012 Competition Phase (click here for a detailed description of macrocyles, mesocycles and microcycles).  Here are the actual workouts with the plan for the week of May 7 to 13, 2012 (click here to download my plan for the Competition Phase).

Week of 5/7/12 Mon Tues Wed Th Fri Sat Sun Total
Goal 1.0 AR 2.0 SS OFF 1.0 HCR 0.5 WU SM TT OFF 6.0
Actual 1.0 AR 1.75 SS OFF 1.0 HCR 0.5 WU SM TT OFF 5.75

 

This was a big week for me.  The South Mountain Time Trial in Phoenix, AZ is one of my biggest races of the season.  I spent the early part of the week prepping for the short (5.5 miles) but exceptionally intense effort required to climb the mountain (1,000 feet of climbing with several extremely steep peaks).  The race itself was somewhat disappointing, if you can be disappointed with a personal best.  I rode up in 25:44, which was my fastest ascent ever, but it was clear I peaked a few weeks ago and I wasn’t very sharp.  I tired the second half and finished rather poorly.  I think I would have knocked a minute off my time a month ago.  Oh well, this completes the first half of a very successful season.  Ten races with seven personal bests, a Silver and Bronze medal at the Arizona Senior Olympics, and first place in the Tandem class at last week’s Mt Lemmon Time Trial.  I will recover for the next two weeks and start preparing for my big races in August and September.  As always, I’ll let you know how it goes.  Have a great week!

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