It's been three weeks since I completed any structured training or racing and I am in awe of the results.
Back in Whistler after my first season, I was just trashed. Every day for ten days I became more fatigued as my body relaxed. The last time I'd had a "body" vacation was a three week non-road biking stretch in August 2009 right before I entered into my last year of University.
Now, after playing a few days on the mountain bike to stay sane these last 21 days (blown away at just how hard you can go on the dirt), I brought out the Felt F1 for a day of intervals in preparation for the RBC Whistler Gran Fondo and Canadian Sprint Challenge next week.
Energy levels are way up...my power on all the climbs is higher than anything I've done all season...personal bests of two climbs today & my thirty second sprinting power is at an all time high, over 1000 watts! What is happening to me!
For all the local Whistler readers:
@ VO2 Max Intervals (9/10 Perceived Exertion Scale)
Kadenwood: 8.36 (6.9%) (5.47w/kg) * current record @ 7.49 (7/5/11)
Taluswood: 7.14 (6.7%) (5.60w/kg) * new record
Bobsled: 10.42 (7.3%) (5.24w/kg) * new record
1 Full Sprint: 0.28 (3.0%) (15.0w/kg) * new record @ 1005watts