So, I looked around for a coach. I think I can improve 10% but what I was doing wasn't getting me any better. A knowledgeable coach should be able to get me on the right track. I had one guy in mind, in that he regularly wins overall at the Tour de Gruene. But in asking my Bicycle Sport Shop Road Club captains who they would recommend, their first choice was David. We got together and I have started training. Of course, it is more involved than that, but we will skip the intricacies for the time being. The new era I'm actually referring to is the entrance of a power meter into my cycling world.
|Stages Power Meter|
Fortunately, there is now on the market a relatively inexpensive (operative word: relatively) and reliable power meter that works off the left crank arm. Thus, it is interchangeable between my bikes. It has just been delivered, and I'll at least get a baseline reading down before racing in two weeks. In my cycling world, focus shifts from HR to watts.