Date: 7 July 2010

I have previously completed the Rollers to Bonsall 200K permanent twice. A brevet is different from a permanent in that it is a scheduled event that randonneurs register for and do together at a set time. A permanent is a “permanent route” that can be completed by a rando by arranging with the permanent owner ahead of time. The permanent can therefore be performed by anyone at anytime, and usually is a single rider or just a few riders. The route for today’s brevet was mostly the same as the permanent, with a couple minor differences.

The permanent dates were 8/31/2008 and 9/7/2009, with completion times of 8:48 and 7:36. In 2008 I had taken a number of wrong turns, and then in 2009 I was prepping for Ironman Arizona, so I tried to ride hard. I have GPS data for the 2009 ride, so I’ll do some comparison with today’s ride.

 

9/7/2009

7/10/2010

Weight

201.4

203.2

Total Time

7:36

7:07

Ride Time

6:52

6:37

Pause Time

:42

:44

Distance

124.1

121.6

Average Speed

17.8

18.0

Normalized Power

241

246

Average HR

120

131

Black Mountain, 0.7 m, 7.2%

5:02

5:00

El Camino Real, 1.6 m, 3.5%

6:48

8:05

Torrey Pines, 1.4 m, 5.3%

8:36

8:06

 

Overall, it looks like I did pretty well today. Last year’s ride was 2 months out from Ironman Arizona, and today’s ride is 3 months out. Things are looking like they will be coming together for me once again.

The ride ended up feeling much like a permanent because I rode alone from beginning to end. It was nice to have the three manned controls where I could chat a little with the volunteers, although my stops at the first two were very brief.

Here is today’s route:

Here are some distribution charts of Power and HR for today’s ride.

Power distribution:

Power distribution by training zone:

HR distribution:

HR distribution by training zone:

What’s on the agenda for tomorrow? I’m doing the Carlsbad Triathlon. I’m not expecting great results, but plan on enjoying the race, and hope to get in another ride afterwards. I have to focus on Kona now more than anything else.

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