Sundays have taken a whole new meaning. I’ve been to Colaba countless times but never like this. The freedom of going in whichever lane you find interesting leads you to newer places and Mumbai has lots to offer. There’s so much art, culture, character and nature that you can just stumble upon. 90 kms never seemed like 90 thanks to this wonderful city 😊😊 Today’s route was Versova - Juhu - Bandra (Pali Hill, Chapel Road, Reclamation) - Mahim - Dadar - Worli (Koliwada and Seaface) - Peddar Road - Warden Road - Napean Sea Road - Walkeshwar - Grant Road - Mohammed Ali Road - Colaba - Sassoon Docks - Navy Nagar - Cuffe Parade - Nariman Point - Worli - Mahim - Bandra (Linking Road) - Vile Parle - Versova.
German amateur cyclist 🇩🇪 ••••••••••••••••••••• New weekend, new race day, new try. After an uncomfortable night from Friday to Saturday and a resulting unwanted weight loss, I felt pretty empty until I went to bed on Saturday. I'm still trying to replenish the carbohydrate stores and electrolytes to get started with the good legs from the last race. Unfortunately stomach cramps put a stop to my calculations and I could not get my full performance. Well, try it! Look for yourself ...
Until the next race weekend! Your capitano ... ••••••••••••••••••••• Neues Wochenende, neuer Renntag, neuer Versuch. Nach einer unangenehmen Nacht von Freitag zu Samstag und einer daraus resultierenden ungewollten Gewichtsabnahme, fühlte ich mich ziemlich leer bis ich am Samstag ins Bett ging. Ich versuche dennoch die Kohlehydratspeicher sowie die Electrolyte etwas aufzufüllen, um mit den guten Beinen vom letzten Rennen an den Start gehen zu können. Leider machten mir Magenkrämpfe einen Strich durch die Rechnung und ich konnte nicht meine volle Leistung abrufen. Naja, versuch habe ich es! Schaut selbst...
Bis zum nächsten Rennwochenende! Euer Capitano... 🎥 @technik_bado@fitnessbado
How to make a cyclist happy: just give him/her a nice road and some friends 😁
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My Problem w/ Team Subweb’s Comparison between Men’s and Women’s Racing
☀️On August 6th Team Subweb’s Scientific Research Team published a study in The International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance comparing the intensity and load of elite road racing between men and women. The study analyzed heart rate, rate of perceived exertion, and power output within 3024 male and 667 female race files over four consecutive years. The study concluded that the less volume and absolute load in female racing than male racing (due to less race days, shorter stages, shorter stage races) resulted in females spending a higher percentage of their time at high intensities.
🤔While this finding intuitively makes sense (less race time = harder races) and may indeed be true, we must be careful in using heartrate as a metric to gauge intensity. During training/racing blocks in which cyclists are battling extreme fatigue, it is much more difficult to raise and maintain a relatively high heart rate. On the other end of the spectrum, extreme freshness results in a higher average heart rate than normal. Therefore, presuming that a significant portion of the male race files came from grand tours (three-week grueling stage races) we can assume that many of the male heart rate files are suppressed by fatigue. The longest female stage race (The Giro Rosa) is only 10 stages long (an undeniable inequality), meaning that the female riders have relatively less race files under severe stage race fatigue. The study acknowledges the shortcoming that heart rate zones are based on arbitrary percentages of max heart rate, however it further needs to address the fact that men’s longer stages and races lead to suppressed heart rates. A male/female comparison of one day races could resolve this issue as presumably males and females enter one day races at equal levels of freshness.