Race

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By: Gym Jones

FEB

14

Sunday


Workout:
Valley of the Sun Stage Race
55-minute Criterium in Phoenix, AZ


Workout:
Ride (road bike), 2-3 hours, Fartlek style, include one 30-min sustained effort @ 90% of 30-minute power threshold


Notes:

Race:
Josh: finished with the field so he maintained 4th place overall. While he would have liked to be on the podium, it's his first stage race as a Cat 2 and he earned 14 points, which means he only needs 16 more to upgrade to Cat 1. Then he'll be racing in the same field as the Pros and the real schooling begins. He's doing damned well for someone who began riding two years ago.

Ride:
MFT: 52 miles, 3800' elevation gain. It's actually a 56-mile loop but darkness was falling so I had to call for a rescue. I'd have made it home in time but it's not worth the risk: dressed in black, no one expecting to see bikers on the road, some tired, some drunk skiers and snowboarders driving home, etc. Why spend it on something meaningless when more meaningful things await?

The video is from Friday when we started the session with three Man-Maker races to 10. Weight increased for each successive race. During the final race Chris was using 2x30# DBs and he weighs 145#. I was shocked to see how fast he blazed through it ... shocked.

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