We begin Time Trial Testing this week. I have created a fun little 15 mile CompuTrainer 3D course that allows us to gauge our current level of fitness. It is important as we begin our winter training regimen to have accurate data on where we stand (or sit) right now. Here are a few links to get the pump primed, a beautiful graph on what type of power-to-weight numbers everybody from the Pros to untrained newbies attain, a thorough look from PowerBar at what it takes to increase your PTW, and a serious discourse on why all this is important from Cycling-Fitness.com.
We will be conducting PTW testing all week at the CompuTrianer Multi-Rider Center in the Bainbridge Athletic Club. This valuable function is free to members and will give you a hands-on sample of the extraordinary functionality of the CT. Once your PTW ratio is established, we go about our normal training protocols and return to the same course 30-45 days later, re-test and guage improvement, a terrific way to stay motivated, focused and on the right path.
Testing times this week are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10-6, Tuesday and Thursday, 6am-9pm, Saturday and Sunday, 1-6. Members may sign up at the front desk, respond vie e-mail to me or call 206.842.1099.
Start your winter training the right way. Get it done.