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“Strive for progress, not perfection.” - Weekly Blog #3 - Athlete Feature

“Strive for progress, not perfection.” – Unknown

So another week on the bike, more Zwift, more miles in the legs and a FTP test yesterday before a Free Ride this morning.

Today, is of course Ride London so my free ride on Zwift this morning was done around the streets of London seeming I've had more success in the London Marathon Ballot than I have Ride London! There just was no lap of box hill and no 0630 start time! There was however a 200m sprint down the Mall to which I now have a benchmark at 36 seconds! Ok not great but I am still learning Zwift and I think i started sprinting far too early before I realised the start line was the green dotted line on the 200m mark!

It also turns out that I shouldn't have had the ERG on during the FTP test (FTP stands for Functional Threshold Power, which is commonly defined as the highest average power you can sustain for an hour, measured in watts. FTP is often used to determine training zones when using a power meter and to measure improvement) So after speaking to Gemma I get to do it all again next week!

Garmin Heart Rate graph during the FTP test

So there we are, a shot blog this week as it was another short week of training. We’re hopefully going to start adding in some running this week and see how the shoulder feels as I get ready to go back to work some 5 weeks post Long Course Weekend!

Another Green Week, some more miles in the legs and the weeks until Ironman UK 2020 tick down.....

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