Looking at my power files is instructive for me because they tell me definitively when I'm fast. If my numbers are a little anemic it doesn't necessarily mean I'm not fast - only that I wasn't fast today. Maybe I was fast yesterday or will be fast tomorrow. Fast is like believing in God - just because you don't see it, you can't disprove its existence.
Looking at my power files is instructive for you because you can see when you're faster than me. All those weak numbers that tell me nothing still prove to you that you could lay down some serious hurt on my ass. It's very efficient, really. Because of this blog, otherwise useless power data suddenly has value.
I think that's why most people come to this blog - not to see how well I'm going, but to see how much faster you are than I am. Boy have I got a treat for you. It's a file that's even better for your self-confidence than one of my power files. If you want to feel faster than me, this will do the trick:
A rest week followed by an unexpected week of no riding for work reasons, then getting smashed by a car. Throw in a week of vacation and the return of pumpkin scones at Starbucks and you have one chubby Cat 3. And I have some motivation. I know I've said that training for next season starts in November, but mine starts today. Immediately. Now. I'll be petitioning to make Trade Zone the Crit Champs next year. I'll be ready early.