Yesterday was a bank holiday here in Germany, so I could finally go for a bit of a longer ride with the power meter on. I have stopped putting it between the bars at the moment, so I am just wearing my Suunto Ambit 2 as a watch and recording my data, and occasionally checking what I am doing, rather than fixating on it all the time!
So I have been informed that my last FTP test was probably unrealistically high (325w FTP). Lots of suggestions were made, and one that was worth testing was if the head unit being used affected the results. I did a ride with my Garmin 705 in my back pocket whilst wearing my Suunto Ambit 2. I rode normally for a couple of hours or so, and uploaded both of the rides. The result was that they were essentially exactly the same, with the Garmin showing 1w less. I saw that on one occasion the Garmin had lost the signal from the 4iiii Precision, whereas the Suunto hadn’t so that even explained that small difference. My watts were just as high as before. Continue reading “First 4iiii Long Ride – New FTP test (kind of)”
On Monday me and Katja went for a 11.2km run. It was really humid and there were so many bloody flies, it wasn’t a very enjoyable run but was 11.2km at 5:27/km at 122HR. A quite easy start to the week.
Tuesday I rode with my new powermeter for the first time. I had written a bit about that already, so won’t go over it again. It was blowing a gale though, as it always seems to be at the moment!
On Wednesday I ran with Katja again, it wasn’t so horrible weather, but hella windy, which also wasn’t ideal. When we were done with the 11.5km loop, I cycled to the swimming pool for a swim. More accurately, I cycled 8km towards the swimming pool, before realising that I didn’t have my goggles. I know already from experience that without goggle, I am screwed as no one brings 2 pairs, and the pool doesn’t sell/rent or lend any out, so pretty pissed off with myself, I cycled home. Continue reading “End of week 20 – Mannheim relay marathon and 4iiii FTP questions!”
My powermeter has arrived! Woohoo! I ordered a torque wrench too which should be here tomorrow, so then I can make sure I have it 100% properly installed. I plan just to ride with it over normal routes this week, and then maybe next week try an FTP test to set my zones. I really hope I don’t mess up the installation, as long as it is as easy as described, it should be all good!
To normal business, today I’m going to run with Katja straight after work, then eat and head straight to swim training. I might swim with the group tonight, as long as they don’t have too much crap planned! Continue reading “Start of week 20 – 4iiii Precision powermeter is here!!!”