Done with the first big block of za plan. I am well into the 20K feet of climbing mark. Some of it slow at certain watts, other portions at vomit inducing intensity. 10 lbs of body weight shaved since the start a month ago. Now begins a nice break.
The powertap has been good. Mechanically it has worked perfectly (knock on wood), and psychologically it has helped me immeasurably. I can see and know precisely when to chill, and when to get it on, full gas. Courses I trained on will never be looked at the same. Before it was: "Oh shit, here's that steep pitch. Just keep spinning the legs fast and don't blow up.", Now it's: "...ramp it up to 450 watts, hold, back it to 350, hold..." and before I know it, I'm out of that section spinning faster coming out of it than I'd ever had before. Fresher...and faster.
Travel this week but it's perfect timing for it. Gonna stay off the bike, maybe run but za plan is kind to me this week. Good food is at the core of my week to keep the body humming.