Changed my 36t XX1 chainring from my cyclocross to my Liteville for todays training with Fløyen MTB. Don’t think my heart rate belt was 100% as the heart rate was a bit high today but had me thinking about that it is you can ride mentally looking at numbers. Rode up to Krohnegården and when my clock showed 182 in heart rate I didn’t push more. Looked like this when me and John waited for the others (swedish, 27,5″, 36t and all that):
Did 1,5 lap there on the changed course (put a lot of dirt in the start of a section so unrideable). Leaving Krohnegården Eirik broke his chain and without chaintool he rolled back home. Back in the city John left us complaining on a knee. Went up Fløyen and felt pretty good using 36-32 on the climb. Decided after Skansemyren that I should keep that gear all the way up and here came the heart rate numbers again. After I fought myself around the last turn on the steepest part my clock showed 192 in heart rate. Never been over 194. So rised and pushed on some more, a couple of gears extra and had to sit down a little before I could rise again. Topped 199 in heart rate. 🙂 If my clock had showed like 182 instead of 192 I wouldn’t have stood up and pressed more, than just tried to get up but a record gives motivation to press harder 🙂
On the top Ole left us and me and Mikael thought of going up to Brushytten but changed half way. Rode Fløyen Rock Garden as Mikael never managed the hole before, but did today so all smiles 😉 Wasn’t my day and did a lot of small mistakes, got down 5th best time but not as happy as Mikael. Before going down we took Stand and Deliver and I tried a new line, was pretty good but needs a bit more practice to go faster than on the normal line.
Great training before the CX world Cup in Rome that is today. More about that when the men has raced (starting 15.00). But can say that Marianne Vos can race classy.