Archive for May, 2011

Injury update and progress

I’ve been making great progress on my recovery this week. As you can see from the videos below, I am able to ride short distances with one arm. I’ve included a bunch of photos if you click the “Read more…” link if you are viewing this on my blog home page. If you are viewing it on the direct link to the post, then you should already see all the photos below. Some might be kinda gross so you are forewarned!

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May 14, 2011 at 1:47 pm 2 comments

Sandy Springs crash, videos, and race report

Summary – racing well, but missed break which lapped the field. I was working hard to stay at the front with 2 laps to go when my front wheel started to slide out on the fast downhill turn #3. I straightened up to stop the slideout, but that meant that I wasn’t going to be able to finish making the turn at 32+ mph. I ended up slamming into the barriers shoulder first at 32.3 mph according to my iBike. Here’s the same explanation in video form at the hospital:

I am incredibly sore on both sides and the back of my neck. Here is a picture showing the bruising and swelling around my neck and where the helmet straps cut into the skin. Same thing on the other side of my neck. Ouch.
bruising around my neck
shoulder swelling
Sandy Springs crash power data annotated
Warm-up, race, and trip to hospital

More videos from the race…

Heartrate and power data…
2011 Sandy Springs power data annotated
2011 Sandy Springs heartrate data annotated
2011 Sandy Springs heartrate data summary

Strava lap data… http://app.strava.com/rides/536484

        MI	FT	MPH	WATTS	HR	TIME
Sandy 	0.6	32	15.3	143	118	0:02:22
Sandy 	0.6	32	14.2	112	117	0:02:33
Sandy 	0.6	32	16.8	136	115	0:02:09
Sandy 	0.8	32	10.3	135	119	0:03:31
Sandy 	0.6	32	25.5	310	150	0:01:25
Sandy 	0.6	32	28.9	423	166	0:01:15
Sandy 	0.6	32	29.3	449	168	0:01:14
Sandy 	0.6	32	28.9	425	168	0:01:15
Sandy 	0.6	32	28.1	386	169	0:01:17
Sandy 	0.6	32	28.5	435	169	0:01:16
Sandy 	0.6	32	28.5	418	173	0:01:16
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.8	401	173	0:01:18
Sandy 	0.6	32	26.7	357	174	0:01:21
Sandy 	0.6	32	28.5	433	173	0:01:16
Sandy 	0.6	32	26.1	354	171	0:01:23
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.8	368	172	0:01:18
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.4	381	174	0:01:19
Sandy 	0.6	32	30.9	518	178	0:01:10
Sandy 	0.6	32	29.7	454	176	0:01:13
Sandy 	0.6	32	26.1	331	172	0:01:23
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.4	384	174	0:01:19
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.4	367	174	0:01:19
Sandy 	0.6	32	26.1	322	172	0:01:23
Sandy 	0.6	32	26.4	354	172	0:01:22
Sandy 	0.6	32	30.1	456	176	0:01:12
Sandy 	0.6	32	26.1	357	172	0:01:23
Sandy 	0.6	32	28.9	452	180	0:01:15
Sandy 	0.6	32	28.9	456	187	0:01:15
Sandy 	0.6	32	26.4	354	182	0:01:22
Sandy 	0.6	32	26.7	363	171	0:01:21
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.1	370	168	0:01:20
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.8	371	170	0:01:18
Sandy 	0.6	32	29.3	407	174	0:01:14
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.1	343	171	0:01:20
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.4	383	171	0:01:19
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.8	361	173	0:01:18
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.8	371	172	0:01:18
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.8	359	172	0:01:18
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.1	353	172	0:01:20
Sandy 	0.6	32	25.2	311	173	0:01:26
Sandy 	0.6	32	25.5	324	172	0:01:25
Sandy 	0.6	32	26.1	323	171	0:01:23
Sandy 	0.6	32	25.8	324	175	0:01:24
Sandy 	0.6	32	26.1	337	175	0:01:23
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.1	349	174	0:01:20
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.1	352	173	0:01:20
Sandy 	0.6	32	28.9	428	175	0:01:15
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.4	363	176	0:01:19
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.8	401	178	0:01:18
Sandy 	0.6	32	28.1	409	179	0:01:17
Sandy 	0.6	32	28.1	405	180	0:01:17

May 9, 2011 at 6:05 pm 2 comments

Videos from Dilworth and Spartanburg

I wrote up my race reports from Dilworth and from Spartanburg. Here are the missing videos taken by my lovely wife:

May 8, 2011 at 7:08 am Leave a comment

Dilworth USA Crits power/heartrate data and quick report

Tough race today. Still not feeling 100% but happy to survive with no cramps and wrist not as sore as the night before. I started midpack and then stayed there for most of the race, drifting towards the back all too often and then fighting my way back towards the front. The key feature of the course was a tight greater than 90 degree turn at the bottom of the hill to take you back up to the start/finish line near the top of the hill. This is the source of all the power spikes in the data — accelerating out of the corner and up the hill. Kristine got some great video, and I will have those uploaded by the morning. Here’s a video of the finishing sprint:

Dist:       33.66 mi (1:16:01)
Energy:    1116.9 kJ
Cals Burn: 1067.8 kcal
Climbing:    1362 ft
Braking:   -262.4 kJ (-23.5%)
          Min   Avg    Max
Power       0  244.9   871  W
Aero        0   94.3   670  W
Rolling     0   48.6    65  W
Gravity  -563    0.4   577  W
Speed     0.0   26.6  35.8  mi/h
Wind      0.0   12.9  33.9  mi/h
Elev      573    607   638  ft
Slope    -6.3   0.00   6.7  %
Caden       4   77.4   111  rpm
HR        120  165.2   178  bpm
NP 333 W; IF 1.111; TSS 156.3
CdA: 0.342 m^2; Crr: 0.0055
168 lbs; 5/7/2011 2:41 PM
79 degF; 1013 mbar

2011 Dilworth heartrate data — lower hr average than normal because of the long downhill

2011 Dilworth heartrate data annotated

2011 Dilworth power data annotated — note the power spikes!

And finally, here are my Strava lap times and the link to the Strava ride file: http://app.strava.com/rides/527470

	        MI	FT	MPH	WATTS	HR	TIME
Dilworth 	0.9	37	25.4	324	153	0:02:15
Dilworth 	1	37	27.4	464	166	0:02:05
Dilworth 	1	37	27.6	471	167	0:02:04
Dilworth 	1	37	27.4	440	164	0:02:05
Dilworth 	1	37	25.8	348	164	0:02:13
Dilworth 	0.9	37	26.3	362	161	0:02:10
Dilworth 	1	37	28.1	445	169	0:02:02
Dilworth 	1	37	27.4	438	166	0:02:05
Dilworth 	1	37	28.8	457	167	0:01:59
Dilworth 	1	37	25.9	393	168	0:02:12
Dilworth 	1	37	27	397	166	0:02:07
Dilworth 	0.9	37	27.6	405	169	0:02:04
Dilworth 	1	37	27.2	386	167	0:02:06
Dilworth 	0.9	37	26.1	381	166	0:02:11
Dilworth 	1	37	26.8	400	168	0:02:08
Dilworth 	0.9	37	25.8	358	165	0:02:13
Dilworth 	0.9	37	27	357	165	0:02:07
Dilworth 	0.9	37	27.2	377	167	0:02:06
Dilworth 	1	37	26.8	422	166	0:02:08
Dilworth 	0.9	37	27.8	377	169	0:02:03
Dilworth 	1	37	25.8	340	167	0:02:13
Dilworth 	0.9	37	27.2	402	167	0:02:06
Dilworth 	0.9	37	26.1	360	164	0:02:11
Dilworth 	0.9	37	25.8	339	165	0:02:13
Dilworth 	0.9	37	24.6	299	161	0:02:19
Dilworth 	1	37	24.5	332	156	0:02:20
Dilworth 	0.9	37	26.6	356	159	0:02:09
Dilworth 	1	37	25.8	343	158	0:02:13
Dilworth 	0.9	37	27	353	161	0:02:07
Dilworth 	0.9	37	25.4	347	164	0:02:15
Dilworth 	0.9	37	26.1	344	164	0:02:11
Dilworth 	0.9	37	27	395	168	0:02:07
Dilworth 	0.9	37	27.8	397	167	0:02:03
Dilworth 	0.9	37	27.2	404	169	0:02:06
Dilworth 	0.9	37	28.5	438	168	0:02:00
Dilworth 	1	37	29.3	475	172	0:01:57

May 7, 2011 at 8:37 pm 1 comment

Spartanburg power/heartrate data and quick race report

Fun, fast course last night in downtown Spartanburg, SC. This was the fifth of seven races of the USA Crits Speedweek. Very smooth race on a short four corner course. The start/finish stretch had a short section of brick cobblestones and a few manhole covers. This was the only part of the course that was rough. Everything else was super smooth, and we flew through 70 laps in 1 hour 15 minutes for an average lap time of just over 1 minute.

I started mid-pack and worked my way towards the front, but got swarmed in turn 3 a couple times and found myself back in mid-pack. Then with about 15 laps to go, UHC and Kenda started to set up the lead-out trains for their sprinters. I was still able to move up and passed people as they came off the front or sat up. By the end, I was able to finish 44th. I was happy to finish because I wasn’t sure if my sore leg was going to cramp up and how my wrist would hold up. Both were fine, and I was happy to get some finishing points for the series.

With no crashes, flat tires, or broken spokes, I was able to record power data on my iBike for the entire race.

Dist:       33.29 mi (1:09:38)
Energy:    1221.2 kJ
Cals Burn: 1167.5 kcal
Climbing:     935 ft
Braking:   -177.6 kJ (-14.5%)
          Min   Avg    Max
Power       0  292.3   965  W
Aero        0   45.1   768  W
Rolling     0   52.4    67  W
Speed     0.0   28.7  36.6  mi/h
Wind      0.0   13.2  40.0  mi/h
Caden       0   79.5   113  rpm
HR        122  178.6   187  bpm
NP 309 W; IF 1.029; TSS 122.8
CdA: 0.342 m^2; Crr: 0.0055
168 lbs; 5/6/2011 6:49 PM
74 degF; 1013 mbar

Spartanburg heartrate summary

Spartanburg heartrate data annotated. Note the high power average towards the end of the race.

Spartanburg power data annotated. Note the high power average towards the end of the race.

Here are the strava lap times, and here is a link to the complete strava data: http://app.strava.com/rides/524615

	         MI	FT	MPH	WATTS	HR	TIME
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.6	477	172	0:01:00
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	31.6	527	173	0:00:58
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	432	173	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.6	450	172	0:01:00
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.6	513	175	0:01:00
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.6	589	179	0:01:00
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	433	180	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	31.1	506	180	0:00:59
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	29.6	524	181	0:01:02
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.8	433	181	0:01:06
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.8	387	177	0:01:06
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	495	180	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.7	402	181	0:01:04
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.6	516	182	0:01:00
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	472	179	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.8	383	175	0:01:06
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	486	179	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.7	414	181	0:01:04
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	31.1	505	182	0:00:59
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.8	459	184	0:01:06
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.7	464	182	0:01:04
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27	306	178	0:01:08
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	29.1	530	179	0:01:03
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	29.6	466	182	0:01:02
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.6	531	183	0:01:00
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	29.6	554	184	0:01:02
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.2	443	181	0:01:05
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.4	399	178	0:01:07
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.8	433	175	0:01:06
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.7	477	174	0:01:04
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	29.1	501	177	0:01:03
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	29.6	492	178	0:01:02
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	543	179	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.7	481	176	0:01:04
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	529	176	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	559	178	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.8	424	178	0:01:06
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	436	179	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	31.1	505	180	0:00:59
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27	396	177	0:01:08
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.4	416	179	0:01:07
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	534	180	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.6	13	27.8	431	182	0:01:06
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	29.1	477	181	0:01:03
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	450	178	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	481	178	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.6	524	181	0:01:00
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	25.8	391	178	0:01:11
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.2	417	178	0:01:05
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	29.6	464	178	0:01:02
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27	442	176	0:01:08
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.2	462	176	0:01:05
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.8	395	179	0:01:06
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.7	492	179	0:01:04
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.4	420	175	0:01:07
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.4	352	174	0:01:07
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.2	458	179	0:01:05
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.6	518	180	0:01:00
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	29.6	476	178	0:01:02
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	27.8	459	179	0:01:06
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.6	527	183	0:01:00
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	29.1	485	182	0:01:03
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	29.6	515	181	0:01:02
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	535	184	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.7	446	182	0:01:04
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	28.7	500	183	0:01:04
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	498	185	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	30.1	499	184	0:01:01
Spart. Lap	0.5	13	31.1	528	185	0:00:59

May 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm 1 comment

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  • @CoachTimHall @briantoone Well, it wasn't NBD :) hardest thing I've ever seen him finish. Last 70 were harder than all other 430. 1 week ago
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Anaerobic Threshold:
Power:315 watts
Heart rate:180 bpm
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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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