1. late at night on a thursday after a full week of training
2. home with a very sick kid today
3. not optimal warm up and conditions-due to unforseen circumstances
4. pushing a bike ride on tuesday more than I was supposed to, completely my error, I read the workout wrong, however I felt really strong.
I could say a lot of things but at the end of the day I gave it all I had and the numbers don't lie. I was able to push only 280 watts for the 6 minute all out, which was a slight disappointment to my coach who was hoping for a 285-290 range. All my workouts leading up to tonight should of factored me in for that range so to say I am a bit disappointed is to say the least. I will not make excuses that is what I did and I'm very proud of Joe, Bruce and Julie who put out some sick watts in the same conditions as myself. And I'm hoping my friend Bob crushes the bike test this saturday and brings home some really high numbers. He's going to be someone to watch this year at Lake Placid, here's hoping to breaking 10hrs Bob.
My last vo2 max set I averaged 273, again a bit of a disappointment but coming into tonight I have been really solid so my hopes were pretty high.
At the end of the day I still went up and not down and really my goal is to improve my overall functional threshold numbers which have gone up considerably for ironman and the 70.3 distances. I'm not going into a sprint cycling event anytime soon where I need to crush those kind of watts but it still makes me a little bit sad ( sorry coach, I know the pep talk was great but I can still be wanting for more).
Anyway, at 140lbs ( yes I put that out there for everyone to see) my power to weight ratio isn't too bad and with some good/solid training outside I'm hoping to be cycling really strong, and maybe even try to be a bit competitive.
Anyway, back to the regimen tomorrow, swim/run and then off to Minnesota for a wake and funeral. I'll be missing my spinathon this saturday because of the recent death of one of my dearest friends mothers but I made sure the hotel I am staying in has a gym and I will be on the bike for 3hrs on saturday to honor all the people who pledged their money to me for the fight against diabetes. So thanks again. Then a 1 1/2 run on sunday and back on the plane to watch the oscars sunday night.
See you soon.