Week in Review:
I was super happy with last week. Kinda an odd week - was supposed to be a recovery week but with TeamODZ’s annual Tour of Sufferlandria (ToS)(Main goal is raising money for the Phinney Foundation and Parkinson’s patients) cycling challenge beginning on Saturday it was very abbreviated recovery. I planned a cycling fitness test for Thursday and admittedly went too hard on Wednesday during the Espresso Lap on my weekly Coffee Ride. Regardless, I had the best fitness test from a mental perspective ever. The test consisted of all out efforts of various lengths to ascertain my strengths and weaknesses along my power curve. My 5 second, 5 minute, 20 minute and 1 minute power were all tested (in that order) in the same hour. The week ended with the beginning of the ToS. Saturday and Sunday were busy with family and I bookended the weekend with some intense workouts.
This week’s sole focus is the ToS cycling challenge. It should be noted that this is not part of my training plan but a fun cycling challenge TeamODZ rider’s have been participating in for years. The next few days have strength, yoga and mental skills thrown in alongside the daily cycling workouts. It’s a long hard slog of a week or workouts but its all for a good cause!
After this week I’ll build a recovery week that slides into workouts again at the end of the week.