"Are you pedaling then briefly coasting frequently or is your power dropping to zero a problem with your power meter?"
Busted. I answered truthfully that I was pedaling then coasting as I watched the scenery go by. His response was:
"More pedaling and less coasting next time please :)"
This made me think about what I was actually doing and why. There is riding and there is training - they are not necessarily the same thing. I was riding when I should have been training. I did this ride on a 4 mile loop that I went around a bunch of times. Yes, I could have checked out the scenery during my warm up lap or in my cool down but when it was time to train I should have been riding with a purpose. I will claim the invention of the term "purposeful cycling."
This week's plan was posted and includes a similar workout, extended a little longer with the comment "try not to coast." I am sure my mindset will be dialed in to purposeful cycling mode. I'm sure that'll make him happy and soon will become the norm.
Just like it was before.
Oh wow. If it makes you feel any better, I'd be busted too. Love me some coasting! Ha!
I like it...riding vs. training. There is a time and a place for each. But you shouldn't be riding when you need to be training!
Some high school friends posted on FB that they rode 40 miles this Sunday. A lot of miles for them. Their time wasn't revealed. I did 50 on the same day. I averaged 17mph (typically 16mph) with 2000 feet of climb.
They rode their bikes
Go out and train my friend
I am jealous. I would love to have a coach...and a power meter :)
Love how accountable both hold you.
Good luck with the next workout.
I guess I pretty much "ride" most days, but since I live in a pretty hilly town - it isn't too far from "training". Good reminder though that sometimes time in the saddle just isn't enough.
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