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Monday 23 January 2017, Filed in: General

Grant updates us on his winter training

#team18 rider Grant has been putting in the miles, including plenty of virtual ones on the turbo. Here's a little update on how his winter's going.

"I'm aware that all of my recent posts are focused upon training, but I guess that's due to the time of year.

Base phase complete
I've just finished the base phase of my training for the upcoming year and wanted to make a few notes. Firstly, my latest FTP test came out at 310 watts, which is great as exceeding 300 watts was one of my goals for the season. Hopefully I can push that a little higher as I move into a build phase.

FTP at 310 watts

Some other things that I think have happened, but I don't have such concrete numerical data for:

- Leg speed. This was another training goal of mine, my comfortable cadence is now up near 95 rpm. Hopefully this will translate into needing less food on the bike.
- Pedalling form. It still requires more work, but I'm mashing the pedals less and have developed some ability to kick and pull.
- Positioning. Whilst on the turbo I've been spending some time working on a more aero position. Again it needs more work, but it has definitely improved.

Next up is setting myself some SMART goals for my build phase."

All bodes well for building on later in the year Grant, great stuff!


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