October 1st and the Endurance Nation OutSeason is now in full effect. I did my 42 minute bike FTP test on Monday and lost only 10 watts post injury so was excited about that. I went from 250 to 240 watts. My vDOT test on the other hand took an upper cut!!! :(.... I went from a 50 to a 44. I am still not able to get a full stride with the left leg. I am however able to run 15 miles at a 9:30 pace. I know be patient and it will come.
On Thursday however I did my bike workout which consisted of 2x8 min FTP with a 2 min break in between them and I rocked em. #1 was 1.008 and the second was the same. I was holding 325 watts for 30 seconds at a time fairly comfortable. I can see a FTP bump coming for sure if we were to stay outside. Note I say that cause in Iowa remember it gets brrr ass cold and we are forced to do our biking inside on a trainer and we loose around 20-25 watts right away. Yea it really sucks. I guess you can say it really makes us mentally stronger in the long run. I will have a few 4.5 hour trainer days in my future.
Well I am Pierre, SD and getting ready to go and tackle this 13 mile run scheduled for today. I am running the Jamaica marathon with the power twin on 12/3. Yes in sunny, humid, Jamaica.
Be safe out there and get your ass up and work out.