Thursday, September 06, 2007

USPRO Road Race Championships Powerfiles

Here we go another round of looking back at some of the numbers from this past weekends championship event. I am missing some data because my speed sensor is no longer working so after not pedaling for so long on one of the decents it would turn off and stop recording data, but the good news is I did get most of the race and all the ascents up Paris Mountain.

Of course the big challenge of the day was making it over the climb and that is where most of the efforts and selections took place. So here we go.

Entire workout (257 watts):
Duration: 3:33:24
Work: 3287 kJ
TSS: 257.2 (intensity factor 0.85)
Norm Power: 315
VI: 1.23
Distance: 0 m
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 984 257 watts
Heart rate: 0 189 138 bpm
Cadence: 29 132 86 rpm
Speed: 0 0 0.0 kph
Pace 0:00 0:00 0:00 min/km
Crank Torque: 0 102.1 27.9 N-m4th Ascent:

First time up the climb wasn't bad. Devine of Discovery set much of the pace up the climb. I felt good and real comfortable sitting in the top 5. Duration of climbs aren't going to match up correctly because I can't match up the distances without the speed working.

1st Ascent:
Duration: 9:04
Work: 215 kJ
TSS: 17.4 (intensity factor 1.073)
Norm Power: 397
VI: 1
Distance: 0 m
Min Max Avg
Power: 182 590 396 watts
Heart rate: 162 179 172 bpm
Cadence: 62 105 88 rpm
Speed: 0 0 0.0 kph
Pace 0:00 0:00 0:00 min/km
Crank Torque: 22.8 80.5 43.8 N-m

The second time up got abit harder as Cruz took the bottom of the climb and Devine being coached by Levi took the second half of the climb and he wanted some what of selection to be made. He talked to him the whole way up. It was harder, but a comfortable hard, if there is such a thing. Once again I sat in the top 5 after being pulled to the front by teammate Clayton.

2nd Ascent:
Duration: 9:58
Work: 246 kJ
TSS: 20.9 (intensity factor 1.121)
Norm Power: 415
VI: 1.01
Distance: 0 m
Min Max Avg
Power: 230 678 411 watts
Heart rate: 143 181 173 bpm
Cadence: 64 112 87 rpm
Speed: 0 0 0.0 kph
Pace 0:00 0:00 0:00 min/km
Crank Torque: 24.1 76.6 45.9 N-m

The third time is when things got interested. It started much like the second climb only harder with Devine taking the first few minutes of the climb and Levi showing most of us why he's a pro tour rider and a top 3 finisher in the Tour De France. Here are the stats from the third ascent, but the one thing that I looked at more where the first 5 minutes before Levi attacked. I was averaging 430 watts for the first 5 minutes of the climb before Levi took off. This is also the ascent that he broke the record by 25 seconds. I was definitely at my max going up this time. Once again Clayton put me right where I had to be at the beginning of it and ready to make the big selection.

3rd Ascent:
Duration: 10:06
Work: 252 kJ
TSS: 21.9 (intensity factor 1.142)
Norm Power: 422
VI: 1.01
Distance: 0 m
Min Max Avg
Power: 135 667 417 watts
Heart rate: 150 186 176 bpm
Cadence: 65 102 84 rpm
Speed: 0 0 0.0 kph
Pace 0:00 0:00 0:00 min/km
Crank Torque: 15.5 85 47.7 N-m

The fourth and final time wasn't to bad till the second half when a few riders started making the pace harder towards the top and over the climb.

4th Ascent
Duration: 10:12
Work: 241 kJ
TSS: 19.9 (intensity factor 1.082)
Norm Power: 401
VI: 1.02
Distance: 0 m
Min Max Avg
Power: 100 601 393 watts
Heart rate: 147 188 175 bpm
Cadence: 55 111 82 rpm
Speed: 0 0 0.0 kph
Pace 0:00 0:00 0:00 min/km
Crank Torque: 11.2 83.1 46.2 N-m

After making it over the top the race was far from over. The closing circuits led to some last minute attacks and chances to escape. I was feeling the effects of the long race at this time and wasn't feeling as spunking as some of the others. I also had to get a wheel change with 10km's to go, and it was around this time when the group split and I was in the back split. Not that it would have made a difference, but it couldn't help. Anyways it was still a good finish and I was excited with the way it turned out.

Thanks for analyzing
Breeze On


jbhancock said...

Congrats on the sweet's cool reading all your updates!

Cx season is coming up. Are you going to do any races???!!!!

Anonymous said...

Howdy partner! This is Kyle W, I'm still out in Lander, WY and doing a little riding. It's going to be in the 0 to -15 degree zone soon and I'm thinking I should start riding the rollers... Any tips?

How have you been doing? Get married? Give me an update