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09-13-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By Dreww10

Trust me, because I'm there right now: if you...

Trust me, because I'm there right now: if you truly overtrain, you'll know it. Again, I don't believe my "overtraining" was actually the result of training too much, but of mentally burning the...
09-11-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By Dreww10

Overtraining = exercise addiction?

As posted about previously, I've been down for nearly a year and a half with "overtraining," or more accurately, HPA Axis dysfunction. With more than enough time for self-reflection and research,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By Dreww10

Vittoria Corsa's: do the sidewalls not last?

I've got a set of Corsa's never pumped over 100 psi, close to a year old but zero wear on the treads, and the sidewalls in both are bulging. Is this pretty typical for these tires? I love how they...
07-26-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,852
Posted By Dreww10

I don't agree. But then, I come from a...

I don't agree. But then, I come from a motorsports background. There, if weather impedes, a winner is declared and the the finishing order is determined either by the most recent lap or most recent...
07-26-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,852
Posted By Dreww10

If anything, the cancellation gave Julian a...

If anything, the cancellation gave Julian a chance at staying on the podium. Whether he closed the gap going down or not, he was going to get stomped on the final ascent and lose even more time....
07-25-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,093
Posted By Dreww10

Do the next two stages offer opportunities to put...

Do the next two stages offer opportunities to put 90 seconds into JA? It seemed as though they could drop him on the steepest of climbs, but he gains it back on the descent, so they'd be targeting...
07-24-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,521
Posted By Dreww10

Stage 17, a group of 33 riders take a near...

Stage 17, a group of 33 riders take a near 20-minute breakaway to the finish. Can someone explain why a GC contender, or a guy that's 6, 8, 10, 12 minutes off the lead doesn't sneak into that break...
07-18-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,521
Posted By Dreww10

If Ineos could simply be taken out of the race,...

If Ineos could simply be taken out of the race, it would be a barn-burner all the way to Paris. At this point, no one can possibly predict who will claim the third step on the podium. Unlike Ineos...
07-17-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,039
Posted By Dreww10

I'm by no means a e-biker, but the price of this...

I'm by no means a e-biker, but the price of this thing piques my curiosity. For that kind of coin, you can buy a very nice (new) motorcycle if you're a road guy, or a dirt bike if you're a...
07-15-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,521
Posted By Dreww10

Did you watch today's stage? It was a sprint...

Did you watch today's stage? It was a sprint stage and ended up with significant GC ramifications. If flat stages mattered more to the GC, you'd see flat stages get a little more wild.

And yes, it...
07-15-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,521
Posted By Dreww10

I get it, they latter two aren't racing this...

I get it, they latter two aren't racing this year, but most years they are.
07-15-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,521
Posted By Dreww10

The TdF is too predictable

Year in and year out, the Tour (at least in regards to the GC) is the most predictable sporting event on the planet. We always know which team is going to win, and it's generally one, maybe two,...
07-14-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,784
Posted By Dreww10

I'm not disagreeing, however, my research (which...

I'm not disagreeing, however, my research (which I have plenty of time for these days) has shown clear relationships between serotonin and mitochondria, chronic fatigue, unexplained muscle soreness,...
07-07-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,784
Posted By Dreww10

Not sure if you're still around the BF, but this...

Not sure if you're still around the BF, but this post and your follow-up are precisely what I've been looking for.

I've been battling OTS for 14 months now. Initially I could still ride for a...
07-07-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,186
Posted By Dreww10

I suppose there are different ways of looking at...

I suppose there are different ways of looking at it, but it seems like a TTT on stage 2 (in which Ineos is usually the odds-on favorite to win) is a mistake that takes the excitement out of the race...
05-17-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,247
Posted By Dreww10

Slightly off-topic, but noticed Ineos has been...

Slightly off-topic, but noticed Ineos has been almost exclusively using rim-brake F12's all week, even on fast descent stages. Maybe I'm a fan of that team after all.
05-12-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,475
Posted By Dreww10

Mitochondria is certainly a plausible...

Mitochondria is certainly a plausible theory...it's unfortunate that there is no easy way to test for it, though. Given I haven't incurred any symptoms in other organs, it isn't likely to be a...
04-25-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,475
Posted By Dreww10

Hematocrit 43.2% (range is 38.0-48.0) ...

Hematocrit 43.2% (range is 38.0-48.0)

Cardiologist did refer me for an echocardiogram, but at $2,000, I decided to cancel out other things before doing that. He felt pretty confident my heart is...
04-24-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,475
Posted By Dreww10

I don't do any other disciplines, so I couldn't...

I don't do any other disciplines, so I couldn't say. I can take walks, for what that's worth.
04-23-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,475
Posted By Dreww10

Updating this thread. Around the first of...

Updating this thread.

Around the first of the year, sensing I wasn't going to accomplish anything by continuing to ride, I took a full month off, tried to ride once, took another month off, rode...
04-08-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By Dreww10

That's the plan. BTW, the speed/HR you quoted was...

That's the plan. BTW, the speed/HR you quoted was my former ability, not current. I can't even walk to the kitchen at less than 100 bpm now.
04-07-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By Dreww10

Circling back around after several more weeks off...

Circling back around after several more weeks off and the first really significant bout of fatigue (non-active) since OTS set in almost exactly 10 months ago.

As noted, after riding off the cliff,...
02-28-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By Dreww10

Is there any precedent for the body for being...

Is there any precedent for the body for being more de-trained after OTS than typical took-six-months-off de-trained? In other words, OTS doesn't rob your body of its fitness more than being...
02-27-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By Dreww10

35. 34 at the time of onset. No issues at...

35. 34 at the time of onset.

No issues at all with the shoulders. In fact, I've been doing consistent upper-body lifting (no bench/squat/deadlift so as to not tax any systems) and have made some...
02-27-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By Dreww10

You're absolutely right on the person to person....

You're absolutely right on the person to person. I know I have overreached at times over the years, but have never had an issue getting my HR up....not even when I went into this full-bore OTS.
02-27-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By Dreww10

As always, appreciate your insight. ...

As always, appreciate your insight.

Honestly, the more I think about it, the less inclined I am to think it's de-training, no matter how much I wish it were. After riding off the cliff, I...
02-27-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By Dreww10

Have an appointment to have one run. My symptoms...

Have an appointment to have one run. My symptoms (and all the signs that I ignored leading up to it) are right in line with OTS. But the heart rate part has been seemingly unique to my case.
02-27-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By Dreww10

When it first happened, I ran out and got a new...

When it first happened, I ran out and got a new battery. Happened again and I bought a whole new monitor and battery. They were all consistent, unfortunately.
02-27-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By Dreww10

Overtraining and HR?

As noted in a prior post, I've been for about 9 months battling what is believed to be an overtraining condition that has persisted despite all efforts to recover. One of the more alarming signs, and...
12-10-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,280
Posted By Dreww10

Cramping may be about fitness, but I'm fully...

Cramping may be about fitness, but I'm fully confident it's also highly genetic. As I've noted in previous posts of my own, I have spent six years training well beyond the point of cramp onset, both...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-18, 10:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By Dreww10

Oakley ARO5 and sunglass compatibility?

Anyone with this helmet found a brand/style of sunglasses that will hold firm in the vents? They and their store staff claim it works just fine, however online reviews and my own testing confirm that...
10-16-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,463
Posted By Dreww10

Forgot all about this thread, but a lot of...

Forgot all about this thread, but a lot of interesting responses. Seems most of the growth is in either large metros, or in year-round warm weather climates, both of which make sense. I do think...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 965
Posted By Dreww10

I've had the 40s and 55s....they've been great...

I've had the 40s and 55s....they've been great wheels, but hub isn't as easy to service as others.
10-11-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,475
Posted By Dreww10

All bloodwork is normal. Awaiting cortisol...

All bloodwork is normal. Awaiting cortisol results.
10-11-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,475
Posted By Dreww10

I checked my resting HR in the very beginning,...

I checked my resting HR in the very beginning, when I was feeling fatigued and lethargic 24 hours a day, and it was normal (about 45 bpm); haven't checked it lately but I'd suspect it's increased now...
10-10-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,475
Posted By Dreww10

I mean no discredit to your thoughts and...

I mean no discredit to your thoughts and experiences, because you've been a wealth of knowledge here on the forum, but all of my reading on the subject of overtraining says its evidenced by an...
10-09-18, 10:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,475
Posted By Dreww10

Five months along, this issue unfortunately...

Five months along, this issue unfortunately hasn't resolved itself. Haven't had my cortisol levels checked yet, however, I haven't developed any syndromes or diseases in this timeframe that I'm aware...
08-24-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,475
Posted By Dreww10

Discovered one alarming issue: my testosterone...

Discovered one alarming issue: my testosterone level is 308, nearly 400 points below average for a 35-year old and below the average of that for a 100-year old. But, it's still considered inside...
08-22-18, 11:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,475
Posted By Dreww10

Having a full battery of tests run over the next...

Having a full battery of tests run over the next few days, including testosterone, cortisol, Vit D, and others. Should help get to the bottom of it.

I feel as though I've read before of cases...
08-09-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,475
Posted By Dreww10

So I've noticed some definitive improvement in...

So I've noticed some definitive improvement in the last few days, but certainly have a long way to go. What struck me as particularly odd, and I understand this wasn't the best of ideas, but I did a...
08-02-18, 09:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,475
Posted By Dreww10

Been a little over a week since my OP and still...

Been a little over a week since my OP and still no sign of improvement. I've deliberately slowed down and ridden only on flats to keep my intensity in-check. My HR for a given pace (about 16 mph) is...
07-29-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,475
Posted By Dreww10

I have not, however, I've had no illness-like...

I have not, however, I've had no illness-like symptoms -- just fatigue, leg soreness, and constantly feeling tired regardless of sleep volume.
07-27-18, 04:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,475
Posted By Dreww10

So is the general consensus this isn't adrenal...

So is the general consensus this isn't adrenal fatigue or overtraining, based on HR response? Coming up on 9 weeks and no improvement has me a bit concerned about the underlying issue. What really...
07-25-18, 10:51 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 13,569
Posted By Dreww10

It would be an exciting race if Sky wasn't there....

It would be an exciting race if Sky wasn't there. The other contenders and their teams have jibbed and jabbed one another quite well, and would probably be even more animated were Sky not there...
07-25-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 13,569
Posted By Dreww10

Perhaps there are dynamics to stage racing I just...

Perhaps there are dynamics to stage racing I just don't understand from the comfort of my couch, but year after year, the GC is decided in the last couple of miles on one stage early in the Alps and...
07-23-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,475
Posted By Dreww10

Not to get too far off-topic, but as noted in...

Not to get too far off-topic, but as noted in another post a few months back, I expend more salt than anyone I have personally ever witnessed, be it cycling or running. So my sodium experiment has...
07-23-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,475
Posted By Dreww10

Nothing that I can really pinpoint. Despite my...

Nothing that I can really pinpoint. Despite my age (34) I suffer greatly from slow recovery, muscle soreness, and early onset cramping, and nothing nutritionally has ever had any real effect on it....
07-23-18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,475
Posted By Dreww10

About 3-4 weeks before this occurred I had a...

About 3-4 weeks before this occurred I had a complete set of blood tests run and all checked out normal. When I returned two weeks ago, a more specific list of bloodwork was done as it related to...
07-22-18, 11:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,475
Posted By Dreww10

Is this adrenal fatigue/overtraining?

So eight weeks ago I headed out for a training ride to do some sweet spot work. Ten miles in, my body bonks in a way I've never experienced before. It legitimately felt like I had skipped eating for...
07-18-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,270
Posted By Dreww10

Another thought to consider: it's really no...

Another thought to consider: it's really no secret, and track and field has proven that African-Americans are incredible athletes, and yet, here in the U.S., cycling is perhaps the last sport...
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