Tuesday, October 12, 2010
2011 Training Goals
There are basically 3 metrics that I'm concerned with during my cycling training. They are: body weight (lbs), Functional Threshold Power (FTP) (watts) and w/kg (pronounced watts per kay-jee). Of the three, the most important is w/kg.
Althought I haven't raced Battenkill before, I have talked to athletes that have and I've also seen the Battenkill elevation profile. Based on that, I already have a good idea of what my w/kg needs to be in order to be competitive in the 50+ Masters Race I'll be racing in. I'm guessing to hang my w/kg needs to be close to 4.0. That's only because there are some pretty decent climbs where I know the men will separate themselves from the boys (or should I say the FAT boys).
As extra motivation, and a daily reminder, I've made up a graph of these 3 training metrics and I've plastered it to my refrigerator door. It's a daily reminder of where I am and where I want to be (my goals) in April 2011. I know if I can meet my goals...barring any mechanical failures during the race..I WILL BE competitive in my Masters age group. Even if I'm NOT competitive during the race...I won't be disappointed because I know I'll already have met my goals. The rest is just icing on the cake.
So, go ahead, make a chart/graph like mine and plaster it on your refrigerator door with your 2011 goals. You'll think twice about grabbing that 2nd/3rd beer or quart of ice cream.
Power ON! Coach Rob
Posted by Rob Muller at 1:49 PM