- 1:22:22, 149 HR (192 max)
- 1:05:20 warmup, 142 HR
- 13:48 test result, 187 HR, 229 watts, 21.7 mph
- 3:12 cooldown, 153 HR
March 1, 2011, Torture Test 4: 13:48, 229 watts
January 6, 2011, Torture Test 3 Part 2: 14:58, 185 watts (tempo ride)
January 4, 2011, Torture Test 3: 14:06, 217 watts
March 25, 2010, Torture Test 2: 13:56, 223 watts
January 28, 2010, Torture Test 1: 14:22, 208 watts
My HR for today's test was a little lower than it's been for previous tests, and I know that's because I was in an easier gear than I normally would've been riding in for the test. But I knew it was a gear I could stay in and that would push me to work hard and keep a faster cadence, so that's what I did. I could've kept a slower cadence and pushed a harder gear, but I think I would've lost my legs about 3.5 miles in.
I'm most impressed with the results that Cali and Parri posted: 13:07, 258 watts; and 13:01, 260 watts respectively. Those are results I aspire to achieve...hopefully sooner down the road rather than later!
The rest of my workout, which I did in the afternoon with half of with half the enthusiasm I should've had, was 3×30sec heavy.