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09-14-20, 12:32 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Not a great week for me either. Weird fever...

Not a great week for me either. Weird fever thing during the night after lifting on Tuesday had me hesitant to push myself, felt fine after. AQI discouraged me from riding outdoors, but I also ran...
09-11-20, 09:50 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

Had a good 3 day weekend of riding for Labor day....

Had a good 3 day weekend of riding for Labor day. My vo2max work got pushed to Friday. Came in a little hot trying to hold 115%+ for 5x5. Ended up finishing 4 and a half roughly. Got a good long...
09-03-20, 06:02 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

I tried 17/7 for a week or two, but the timing...

I tried 17/7 for a week or two, but the timing was bad as life was particularly stressful just then. It made me cranky and anxious.
08-31-20, 10:15 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

Did a power test up Alpe du Zwift using Kolie...

Did a power test up Alpe du Zwift using Kolie Moore's protocol: https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/the-physiology-of-ftp-and-new-testing-protocols/

Avg for the 49:30 minutes was only 10w under my...
08-19-20, 10:24 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

They got it last week! I think they're going for...

They got it last week! I think they're going for the short lap tomorrow
...
07-26-20, 04:27 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Thats a lot of horsepower! (Which I believe is...

Thats a lot of horsepower! (Which I believe is pretty much the main factor in a zwift ttt?) Good luck!

Do you have to actually use a TT bike?
07-26-20, 10:01 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

You're giving me some hope for today's workout. ...

You're giving me some hope for today's workout. Lifted weights a day late on Friday, rode 3 hours yesterday and then had some beers and a little bit of rum with the neighbors last night. 4 drinks...
07-23-20, 07:31 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

I did 4x4 last night at the high cadence. It's a...

I did 4x4 last night at the high cadence. It's a new kind of suffering for sure. Power was relatively low by the end but the lung burn was real. My max heart rate seems to have dropped off a lot...
07-22-20, 11:35 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

And a good taxi driver would likely beat an f1...

And a good taxi driver would likely beat an f1 driver through the city. Does that make the taxi driver a great racer?


If someone gets to cat 1 on 8 hours a week of training, it's possible that...
07-22-20, 11:00 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

I don't think that's a fair conclusion. Many...

I don't think that's a fair conclusion. Many don't go pro because they already have jobs they like and cycling is a hobby.
07-22-20, 10:49 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

I don't think it's being sold as such. The...

I don't think it's being sold as such. The takeaway for me was more that specifically Vo2max intervals can benefit from high cadence because studies showed that when doing maximal aerobic effort,...
07-19-20, 03:38 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

First week back to real training slightly...

First week back to real training slightly derailed by work emergency that had me up til 4am.

Still, got about 7 hours in. Skipped a weight session and a z2 session, moved my vo2max session to...
07-11-20, 11:16 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

I started from one of the entrances in my...

I started from one of the entrances in my neighborhood near the Genesee side and then went past the driving range and onto the other side to Balboa and back
07-09-20, 06:37 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Hah, I'm flattered :lol: I also find them fun on...

Hah, I'm flattered :lol: I also find them fun on flat roads, it feels like floating down the road somehow.

Got a pair of trail running shoes in today and went for a run through Tecalote, about 5...
07-08-20, 03:24 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

I'm starting to be more convinced that it is,...

I'm starting to be more convinced that it is, just from looking at other sports like rowing. The "get sorta quick fast" plan (the popular one I've seen for rowing is the Pete Plan) is a lot more...
07-04-20, 02:27 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Longest ride in a while for me yesterday, 60...

Longest ride in a while for me yesterday, 60 miler partially with friends. No power meter on the Venge yet but pace was laid back. No breakfast other than coffee, and a muffin 30 miles in with coffee...
06-08-20, 09:51 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

I've been finding zoom calls with friends that...

I've been finding zoom calls with friends that are also riding with you helps the time pass much quicker as well.

Not that I have time for 2+ hour rides right now..
06-04-20, 08:59 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Photo by Richard Lee, me and TMonk doing some...

Photo by Richard Lee, me and TMonk doing some work at Murrieta last year...
05-27-20, 11:32 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

I'm going to try to introduce some structure back...

I'm going to try to introduce some structure back into my 'training.' Subscribed to trainingpeaks for a year so I could use their calendar to plan my workouts.

So far the tentative plan is to keep...
05-10-20, 05:08 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

To be honest, if you have a genuine interest in...

To be honest, if you have a genuine interest in it you could probably surpass a lot of the folks I work with pretty quickly. I work with a number of engineers who don't seem to care to learn...
05-10-20, 08:15 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

I imagine it'd be somewhat similar to how I'm...

I imagine it'd be somewhat similar to how I'm feeling right now trying to learn the Colemak keyboard layout. My job is very typing heavy. I managed about 5 minutes of trying to do it Colemak-only...
04-12-20, 08:33 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

Well thank you for that, at least. I love...

Well thank you for that, at least.

I love bike racing and all, but if not doing so will keep even 1 person from dying needlessly, cancel my **** for the whole decade fam.
04-09-20, 03:10 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Tell us more about what we're looking at here. ...

Tell us more about what we're looking at here. Does the kickr core move side to side, or is it just the front end?
03-30-20, 04:17 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

I'm not a fan of any of the worlds other than...

I'm not a fan of any of the worlds other than Wattopia tbh, I only join them if I want to roll with a friend that's already doing it. London's box and leith hills are OK but I get annoyed by the...
03-29-20, 10:52 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

Try them and let us know!

Try them and let us know!
03-29-20, 09:00 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

I tried my first Zwift race last night. I...

I tried my first Zwift race last night. I entered the C category because I didn't want to go too hard, figured once we get up to speed I could just cruise at z2 and not contest the sprint. What I...
03-26-20, 11:19 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

I have a squat rack with pull up bar and bench,...

I have a squat rack with pull up bar and bench, barbell with bumper plates, dumbbell handles, and a basic pulley with rope handle, so I can get all the major full body compound lifts in and some...
03-25-20, 04:32 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Matt Brant (SDBC) is my Zwift handle, give me an...

Matt Brant (SDBC) is my Zwift handle, give me an add.

Schedule is erratic though, with the kid and WFH stuff. Going to try to get back to my 5 AM rides though, that fell off after daylight...
03-12-20, 08:39 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

I've been doing short z2 rides on the trainer a...

I've been doing short z2 rides on the trainer a few times a week, and using running and rowing for intensity, and throwing in a bit of strength training as well. It seems to be working surprisingly...
03-11-20, 01:04 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Let me know what you end up doing. I'm already...

Let me know what you end up doing. I'm already pretty used to long trainer sessions but rocker plate still seems neat. My worry would be storage, wife is getting antsy about how much stuff is in the...
03-10-20, 02:47 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

I just got the Kickr last night. Going to...

I just got the Kickr last night.

Going to swap the cassette as it was super noisy for me, my RD may be a little out of whack though, or just not a good match to my chain or something.

I rode it...
02-11-20, 11:31 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

I did it last year, so here are my thoughts: ...

I did it last year, so here are my thoughts:

Totally doable on a road bike. Gravel/CX bike is overkill unless you want to be extra comfy on the rocky sections, but you'll pay during the 90+ paved...
02-10-20, 09:43 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

Im pretty sure I rode with you on Zwift for a bit...

Im pretty sure I rode with you on Zwift for a bit the other day. Do you have belgian waffle ride in your name?

FWIW I ran tubeless schwalbe pro one 28mm last year and I believe it was plenty. I...
01-29-20, 01:31 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

happy birthday, and #goals...

happy birthday, and #goals (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=goals) !

My z2 heart rate/power is slowly coming back. Doing my z2 rides right at 130bpm, was able to...
01-22-20, 08:02 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Rode 7.5 hours last week, been getting more...

Rode 7.5 hours last week, been getting more regular on Zwift and now that we're getting into a routine with the baby it's getting a lot easier. Been getting 3-4 short lifting sessions per week. Im...
01-01-20, 09:37 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

Koms are cool if you think cycling is only about...

Koms are cool if you think cycling is only about who can exercise the hardest.

How about strategy and skill?
12-10-19, 11:57 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

Sorry I've been MIA for a bit - got a 3 week old...

Sorry I've been MIA for a bit - got a 3 week old now! I pretty much stopped any sort of training after a pretty bad Intelligentsia (results wise, it was still a fun trip). Warning - Excuses Ahead:...
10-10-19, 05:26 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

I've done this a half dozen times in crits, never...

I've done this a half dozen times in crits, never once crashed though. Had a bad one at intelligentsia where my rear wheel came probably a foot off the ground, still saved it though!
09-18-19, 12:25 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

So overall just a so-so season in terms of goals....

So overall just a so-so season in terms of goals.

Got lots of racing in though, and had fun! Only crashed once.
07-16-19, 10:26 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

I get this sometimes, for me it's often either...

I get this sometimes, for me it's often either lack of hydration or too much caffeine
07-16-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 59,293
Posted By wktmeow

Dude that sucks, sorry you're out for...

Dude that sucks, sorry you're out for intelligentsia :(

Also, we can be broken acromion buddies now!
07-03-19, 09:21 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

I'm not sure I fully agree. Yes, there's plenty...

I'm not sure I fully agree. Yes, there's plenty of time for the muscles to recuperate, but the endocrine response from other life events can't be ignored. If you're stressed out and your cortisol...
06-28-19, 11:04 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

It's the stoplights. Assuming you went up and...

It's the stoplights. Assuming you went up and down the coast TMonk? 200w on Fiesta is an easy 20+ mph avg. But you add constant stops in and it drops a lot for me.
06-25-19, 03:53 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Agreed, it's the aerobic engine. I think many...

Agreed, it's the aerobic engine. I think many racers do too much intensity and don't focus on the lower end aerobic base enough. Even 2x20s imo are typically done too hard by many (probably because...
06-06-19, 04:12 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Can I just say I think it's super cool that those...

Can I just say I think it's super cool that those two photos look to be taken at almost the exact same time?
06-03-19, 08:37 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

I've never done that race but always wanted to...

I've never done that race but always wanted to give it a shot. I should have done it as a 3. I probably wouldn't have survived that, either. Those roads are part of my favorite loop in the bay area!
05-30-19, 02:15 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

Yea my garage is a hot mess right now haha....

Yea my garage is a hot mess right now haha. That's just a headboard leaning against the back of the Civic, we'll be taking it and the rest of the bed up to father-in-law's house so I don't have to...
05-16-19, 11:08 AM
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Posted By wktmeow

105%-110% is what I aim for, but with a full 8-10...

105%-110% is what I aim for, but with a full 8-10 min recovery in between, not the 2 minute rest protocol. Then if I'm feeling good, I'll blow out the last interval. My best this year was ~113%
05-15-19, 01:58 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

8 minute intervals for me as well, burnthesheep....

8 minute intervals for me as well, burnthesheep. They're hard, definitely one of my least favorite durations. I've been trying to start them fairly conseratively and seeing how I feel for the last...
05-11-19, 08:29 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

4 hours z2 today with a few sprints. Good news...

4 hours z2 today with a few sprints. Good news is I hit my best 5s for 2019. Bad news is its still a little lower than previous years.

Also I'm loving the little cardio boost from BWR! Never...
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