Tuesday the NCC timetrial got canceled due to rain. Instead I did a training ride on Zwift. I used the NY Central Park course to do a cyclocross oriented interval training. This was similar to a training I had done before. The intervals are based on the grades of the course. If the grade is higher then 0% then do an effort of 320 watts or higher, which is 120% of my ftp. If the grade equals to 0% then ride at your ftp and of the grade is negative than take a break with a slow pedal. I was able to keep it up for over 40 mins and stopped once I reached a 100 tss.
Wednesday morning went out for my weekly run, felt good and did my fastest splits on my regular 5k run with a 9.03min/mi pace. What helped as well was the moderate temps.
On Thursday went to the NCC Thursday Night right. Somehow my Wahoo Element was not fully charged and shutdown after 1 hr just before arriving in Northampton. I was able to record the remainder of the ride with Strava on my phone, which also happened to be on fumes.
The climb towards South Ashfield was hard and with 2 other rides we chased the lead group to no avail. After a regroup in Ashfield the descend into Conway was a litte chaotic. Some riders were pullling so hard that more than half of the other riders were blown of the back.
When I pulled of the group in Conway, a rider I did not know asked me if was going to ride the Kingdom Graveleur ride in Vermont. I had heard of the ride organized by Mike. I looked it up that night and turned out it was this weekend. I asked Mike if he still had a spot available, which he did.
So on Saturday I rode the Kingdom Graveleur ride in Vermont, 100 miles (well the route was 99.5) which by itself is an effort. But add 95% gravel roads, 12k+ feet of climbing and some rain at the end of the ride and you have a 10+ hour epic ride with a TSS of more than 350.
Overall a good end of this training block riding with a long endurance effort after 2 intensive rides.
Here the Veloviewer overview