Run
  • 1h 20m 53s
  • 9.90 miles
  • 08m 10s /Mi

5 mi EZ aerobic WU
3 mi @ Race Pace * EPCAL Bike Path (West) Strava Segment 5th/59
2 mi CD (avg 7:10 pace)

Bike
  • 1h 05m 02s
  • 27.77 miles
  • 25.62 Mi/hr

3R Innsbruckring Flat Race - 5 Laps (44km/27.3mi 385m) (B)
FIRST RACE AS A “B RIDER”
*** 271 AVG/ 303 NP

*** I think my Wahoo Kickr Gen 1 is reading a bit high before it gets warmed up since moving it to the freezing cold garage. I could throw on my Garmin Vector power pedals and record dual power and find out if this is the case; however my Vector pedals are currently in a moving truck!! I also did some googling and some Kickr Gen 1 users have reported an issue. To be sure I'm going to do a Wahoo firmware update, a Wahoo factory recalibration (I'd done Zwift spin down) and then finally when I get my bike with pedals on Friday, I'll throw them on and check via dual-recording.

Run
  • 38m 52s
  • 4.40 miles
  • 08m 50s /Mi

Mobius

Run
  • 59m 04s
  • 7.00 miles
  • 08m 26s /Mi

Z2
AVG HR 123
* Nike Next%

Run
  • 30m 02s
  • 3.28 miles
  • 09m 09s /Mi

easy peasy pace

So after my Zwift race last night, I was just perusing my ZwiftPower profile when I noticed something that literally made me gasp out loud.  I'm now officially a B Rider!!   

It's the very definition of Bittersweet, for me. 

Bitter because just a month ago I was hanging onto the back of the lead C group for dear life trying not to get dropped, and grabbing a Podium due to my sprint.  Bitter because my overall avg Power is still between 2.9 w/kg and 3.1 w/kg -- which is the very definition of upper C group.  C group classification is anything under 3.19 w/kg.   However, 95% of my 20' power averaged over my last three races is 3.24 w/kg -- which officially qualifies me for B rider classification.  I guess this is a way of weeding out riders who push hard in the beginning of a race with a high w/kg and then sandbag and draft the rest of the race to lower their overall w/kg?  Dunno.    

Sweet because this has been my dream for 57 Zwift races over the course of 22 months -- to become a B rider!!  Even if I had started yesterday's race as a B, I would've finish smack dab MOP 7th out 14 B riders.  I'm okay with being a MOP B rider!!  And now over the next 3 to 4 months the focus will be to drop weight and up my FTP more ... and maybe on a good day I can nab a B Podium!  Wouldn't that be amazing.  Love Zwift Racing.  

And all of this makes me a better cyclist for Triathlon.  Pure Awesomeness.   

Run
  • 30m 48s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 54s /Mi

super ez run - trying to save legs for my Zwift race after

Bike #1
  • 08m 53s
  • 2.34 miles
  • 15.80 Mi/hr

Didn't need a long WU cause the Run warmed me up

Bike #2
  • 1h 14m 36s
  • 31.24 miles
  • 25.13 Mi/hr

3R Volcano Flat Reverse 50k Race - 4 Laps (C)
AVG 256W/ NP 273
Max Power Sprint 862W *didn't have sprinting legs left at the end!!

This was my best Zwift Race to date. Best AVG Power and Normalized Power by a long shot. I rode the whole race with a B Group. Got the 1st Place in the C Group by over 2 mins (although it was a very small C field of only 5 riders including me). Little did I know, riding with all B's would be foreshadowing of what was to come!!

Bike #3
  • 12m 45s
  • 3.15 miles
  • 14.82 Mi/hr

CD - Z1

Run
  • 45m 40s
  • 4.92 miles
  • 09m 17s /Mi

nice and ez. Legs felt really good. Finished with the tank still feeling near full - felt like a WU.

Bike
  • 29m 52s
  • 7.72 miles
  • 15.51 Mi/hr

Broke :09 seconds (8.67 sec) for the NYC Forward KOM Sprint and hit another PB of 1433 Watts! Really never thought I'd see that kind of number. Next goal is to try and duplicate this is a Sprint finish during a Race.

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