Good day all,
Hope everyone is doing well & having a great Saturday & also had a great ride today. I know I did, weather was nice enough here in Toronto to escape the rollers in the basement and explore the great outdoors & get some fresh air & vitamin D - sure lifts the spirits!
I purchased my power meter over the winter and until today I’ve been training on my rollers in the basement, had a 3hr SS ride today but there was no way I was going to slog away in the basement so I took it outside - wow is power ever different outdoors and kinda challenging to modulate.
I was to complete a 3hr SS group ride with a TSS of 170. Like most did it solo, but as I mentioned above find it difficult to modulate outside (it was also breezy) - one min way over next under then in zone for a bit then it repeats. In the end I ended up with targeted TSS of 170 in just over 2 hrs, way shy of the forecasted 3hrs - is this good or bad?
Now when I look at the data in TP for the ride my Nominal Pwr was 195 and my Average Pwr was 189, and the IF was 0.91. my SS zone is 178-209.
Is this alright? did I do the right things by winding down once I hit the prescribed TSS not to overdue it as have endurance ride tomorrow. or should I have gone the 3hrs? Plan on doing tomorrow’s endurance that outside as well since it’s looking good, I’ll really have to dial it back, but either way felt fantastic & like I wasn’t even working that hard. Is this the diesel engine I keep hearing about