Schredder - I have used my Computrainer, but mostly ride on a Kurt Kinetic trainer once I found the two were getting the same results. Over the Summer I also rode a brand new Kinetic trainer for the 4 months that I was building, up in the mountains - all were nearly spot on with the same numbers.
1 year update on Maffetone training...
I also have an use a Kurt Kinetic Road Machine trainer. I've always wondered how the speed, which can be translated to power, compares with other power meters.
schredder - Google "kurt kinetic power curve accuracy"
You'll get some threads that say the KK holds up accurately to their PM's and some that don't.
As usual, the internet fails to clarify ; )
The point of my post was not to hold up my numbers, but to show the change in the numbers while using this training approach - so if the KK and the Computrainer are off 2 - 20% or whatever - the percentage of change that was achieved is the valuable piece of information.
very interesting - just posted on the other mafadone thread..
you push 320 watts with your HR at 132 - as in you can do that indefinitely? Like you can just ride at 320 watts solo - hours on end without exerting yourself at all? Not to be a d!ck, but that's difficult to believe.
if you do near 400w for 20 minutes - I don't care how much you weigh - that is fookin' insane and you should be killing it in cat1/2 races. I'm at 205-07 lbs now and NFW could I even dream of doing something like that.
If those numbers are even close to true - you owe it to yourself to go out and win every race you enter - especially if you're not a 1 or a 2.
.. I am interested though - as I age I sure don't ride 500 mile weeks anymore and prefer to train for less time (I try to spend 15-30 min in the gym vs 2 hrs)
If it will make my experience more valid - let's say my measurements for power were way off, and for example...
My numbers really went from 160 to 240.
Even with faulty base power measurement, the numbers still increased...
It's the percentage of change that I am referring to with this training - 50% if my math is correct.
Ignore my earlier numbers, that is not what this is about - I don't want a pissing contest.
makes sense. your KK power data was precise (repeatable) but not necessarily accurate. doesn't make your % gain any less valid
Congrats on your gains. I'm curious to see what your 20 minute power is. Do you have any pre-maffetone baselines for that, or any other shorter duration interval power data from before you started you could re-test yourself with?
Hey, Huck, unrelated to the Maffetone thing... Why did you decide to use a Kurt Kinetic over your Computrainer? Really curious about this as the Computrainer is a pretty reliable trainer.
cerv - yeah, I have pre-Maf baselines, will report % change +/-
nightfend - I mainly use the KK for reasons in this order...
* Convenience - I train in the garage and don't have access to my computer.
* Feel - I like the feel of the resistance on the KK as opposed to the CT
But it is primarily because I don't have an extra computer for the garage ; )
I use my Computrainer all the time without a computer. I especially like the Erg mode which you can't do with the KK (obviously).
Interesting training program, I must read more.
It would be hard do go that low heart rate outside in the winter,
I would freeze.
I wonder if your prior training for years helped?
My theory is people that have trained and raced for years
don't lose much and don't need too much to get most of it back.
Providing they don't go inactive and get fat.
I also could not help but calculate your watts per kilo pound.
You should get a TT bike and go for it.
What cadence are you training at?
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