Sunny King and Sandy Springs Heartrate Data

May 4, 2009 at 8:01 pm 1 comment

I’ve included my heart rate data from this weekend’s Sunny King Criterium (May 2) and the Sandy Springs Cycling Challenge (May 3).

2009-05-02 Sunny King Criterium, Anniston Alabama

2009-05-02 Sunny King Criterium, Anniston Alabama

  1. Crazy fast first few laps, mid-pack
  2. Attacking hard to close gap opened by another rider and then move up to near the front through the Start/Finish area
  3. Steadiest part of the race with fast tempo set by Kelly Benefits as they worked to bring back the break. I stayed positioned towards the front of the field
  4. Lots of variation here because of surges in the group, reshuffling at the front, and having to attack to regain position
  5. The insanely fast final two laps
2009-05-03 Sandy Springs Cycling Challenge

2009-05-03 Sandy Springs Cycling Challenge

  1. Low initial heart-rate … not surprising for me after the previous night’s hard race.
  2. Steadily rising heart-rate as I work harder each lap to move farther up in the pack.
  3. Settling in nicely near the front (top 15-20 of the pack)
  4. Attacking through the Start/Finish area to move up to the front of the pack
  5. Attacking to attempt to bridge to Frank Travieso.
  6. Fighting hard for position as the pace gets fast for the final laps with a surprisingly high max heart rate for a “Day 2″ race
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  • 1. ktoone  |  May 4, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    What an awesome weekend of racing! Way to go!! Thanks for keeping it so exciting for me :)

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Anaerobic Threshold:
Power:315 watts
Heart rate:180 bpm
Maximums:
Power:1097 watts (5s)
Heart rate:198 bpm (5s)
AT power estimated by critical power curve in Golden Cheetah, which predicts I should be able to maintain 315 watts for 1 hour.

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