Trying to write more on this blog, so on Monday's I am going to post about my weekend. Some stuff will be triathlon or endurance sports related and other stuff will just be more about the fun I am haivng.
1. Bike FTP and Run Threshold Tests
I am getting ready for next season a little early and decided to take some time to do a few endurance test. I have never paid much attention to heart rate or FTP but since I am trying to take a more strategic approach to triathlon training this year these tests make sense.
The bike test I did using the 20-Minute Test on Trainer Road. I think the results are pretty accurate, and I definitely have a lot of work to do to improve my FTP.
My run test, was on my typical 3-mile route along the east river. The weather wasn't great, pretty humid, so I am going to do it again and compare the results.
2. Attended the NYC Pickle Festival
It was big dil! Learn it now, I love puns. Had a great time tasting salty treats and exploring the Lower East Side of Manhattan with SB. I think events like this can only happen in NYC, a pickle festival with thousand of attendees anywhere else would seem weird.
3. Started Reading Maximum Overload for Cyclists
Recently I heard the author of this book, Jacques DeVore on a podcast give some helpful advice for getting stronger on the bike. From my first triathlon season I learned a few things, one is, I need to get stronger on the bike. A stronger bike split will mean a stronger overall race so I am trying to soak up as much information to apply to my bike training. This book is a part of that struggle. Expect a book review in the future.