Okay, I am already signed up for the Perry Roubaix and I hope you guys all come up and race. I am probably going to be racing the weekend before it in Albany as well.
Now, the reason for the advice. I know I am not overtrained as my heart rate if anything has lowered over the past three months. The problem is my legs, as soon as I start putting the heat to the pedals, they ache and burn like fire. It's not lactic acid (I think). More of a deeper searing pain, it's truly my limiting factor right now. Heart rate is not an issue, my legs just don't work. They have been this way for say a month now. I am finally past the heavy strength building part of my leg workout now. Ended up with the last week with 8 plates aside on the leg press for 6 reps followed by plyometric jumps for 10 reps. Three to four sets of those, followed by leg extensions and leg curls then 30 to 45 minutes on the spin bike with three sets of four minute intervals at 95% of mhr (or in other words till I slobbered) Again, the heart rate was'nt the problem, It was the muscle pain when came to completing these. Last week I dropped weight down and did sets of 40 reps followed by jumps, then the spin bike, My need of advice, is......will this leg pain pass? Thinking back of previous training, knowing me, I typically lost power after a hard effort and just tried to survive from there which is why I am trying to be stronger. My wattage is around 220 for a 45 minute ride at 130 to 140 bpm, again , the legs hurt by the heart rate is comfortable. I can hold 400 for around two to three minutes (have'nt really tried to hold it longer or go harder as I am still working on base mainly) So for Silk, the question would be last year you said something about holding 280 for like an hour or two, what percentage of heart rate was that? I know I am stronger now, the 220 at an aerobic heart rate is very good for me, two years ago this time of year that number would be around 170-180 on the same trainer, so I am know I am stronger. Today was two and half hours of cold wet miserable outside hill riding and it sucked, my legs hurt, at times I felt very fast, at other times I wanted to park it halfway up the hill, total climbing was just over three thousand feet according to the Garmin. Oh, the Somec is good for about two miles per hour faster average up climbs that are say half a mile long, but I do not like those Speedplays.
Okay guys, I know ya'll want to hear about Amsterdam, New Years eve was crazy, this past Saturday night was crazy, lots of beer that's for sure and that's all I am saying! Ghana sucked, I did not take the Malaria pills so I am hoping I don't get it. Now I am trying to get serious. Current weight.......188. I am on a diet, now please give me some advice and sign up for the race!