Friday, January 19, 2007

Fasttandem Challenge Completed.

I took the challenge this past Monday and can say these workouts from fasttandem is tough.
The setup included: my Quintana Roo Kilo on a Cyclops Fluid2 trainer, a water bottle filled with water and 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, and the boom box set to play Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium.

I began the workout with a short 6 minute warm up and then continued into the intervals of trying to spin at 100+ RPM at various gear ratios. To spin with the gears at 53 x 17 for four minutes requires a mind, heart, legs, and lungs of steel. I guess I don't have any of them just yet, because I averaged about 80 RPM during the 53 x 17 four minute interval. Maybe after completing more and more of these workouts I might be able to keep pace, I hope.

The Cateye bike computer reported the following:
Time 57:06,
Max speed 27.8 mph,
Average speed 18.9 mph,
Distance 18.0 miles.

Oh, after the challenge I ran barefoot on the treadmill for an easy 2 mile run.

8 comments:

Colleen said...

Great workout! I love the Chili Peppers!

JeffM said...

I have to get a cadedence meter, that sounds like a great workout!

Lana said...

Great workout! My BT training plan called for some cadence workouts recently that I wasn't able to do either. But hey, the more we do them, the better we get. Great job!

Kewl Nitrox said...

OUCH! 100+ RPM at that gear is indeed super human effort. Hope you get there! :)

Flatman said...

Nice job!

Cliff said...

Papa Louie,

It seems like it has been forever since I visit your blog.

53 x 17, 100+ rpm for 4 min? That's a lot of hurting.

Deb said...

Love that barefoot running! Booked the Boston flight today...it's getting exciting!

Kim said...

Sounds impressive, although I don't understand the RPMS, cadence, watts, power something...I'm just a runner!