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The Challenge Ahead

One of the benefits of obsessively collecting data whilst riding is the ability to analyse amd compare past and present performance and make informed decisions about my training strategy.

Below is a comparison of my mean maximal power output for last season vs my current performance this season. I'm down across the board, something I am more than aware of when I ride.

This chart will help me quantify that. So, every month I'll share this chart and lets see what improvements take place (or don't) and figure out why and adapt training going forward. BTW, it is true to say that I haven't collected a lot of data so far this season and yes, by performing more rides I'll collect more favourable data etc -- The bottom line, however, is that my performance is down by well over 20% across the board.

At least I know what I'm capable of and can set a realistic target -- to get the dotted line above last season in every respect.

November 2007 - The only way is up!

Its probably worth noting that last season's power data did not include Etape, Alpe D'Huez or Ventoux, where I suspect some of my best data was generated. It is purely training data.

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