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01-09-21, 12:36 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Oh yes, I have had that discussion with her...

Oh yes, I have had that discussion with her before. We had another one when she told me what happened...
01-09-21, 11:30 AM
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3 laps of Paris! It was cool to have pre-race...

3 laps of Paris! It was cool to have pre-race starting line butterflies at least, even if I was stationary in my basement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkvdAznoFqY
01-09-21, 11:26 AM
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Bro tomorrow's our 1 year anniversary! Or was....

Bro tomorrow's our 1 year anniversary! Or was. We're def getting divorced now.
01-08-21, 11:24 PM
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Tried my first zwift race. 3 minutes in wife...

Tried my first zwift race. 3 minutes in wife plugged a space heater into the wifi power strip and tripped the circuit. By the time internet was back on, Zwift calculated me at 20 seconds behind. It...
01-05-21, 03:35 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Def lucky! I have a pretty great vo2 hill a short...

Def lucky! I have a pretty great vo2 hill a short warmup from here but it is a bit stair steppy. In general I have lots of climbing around, but rarely steady or the perfect length.
01-03-21, 02:04 PM
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I actually like that about Zwift, and don't use...

I actually like that about Zwift, and don't use erg mode for the same reason. How often do you find the 100% perfect interval hill outdoors? Around here the answer is never.
01-01-21, 12:20 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Have you seen that Black Mirror episode 15...

Have you seen that Black Mirror episode 15 Million Merits? It be like that.
01-01-21, 12:15 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Already at the end of S6 of Deep Space 9, which...

Already at the end of S6 of Deep Space 9, which means I've got like 2 more weeks before I have to find a new show. Torn between Voyager and less nerdy stuff. Life is hard.

Trainer's not so bad....
12-17-20, 12:41 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I guess I'm gonna keep hammering out ftp ****...

I guess I'm gonna keep hammering out ftp **** since it is working and makes the trainer suck less. The traditional base approach seems super dumb right now. What am I gonna do, like 5 blocks of base...
12-17-20, 12:38 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

We got somewhere between 18 and 24 inches I...

We got somewhere between 18 and 24 inches I think. I spent a couple of hours shoveling a path from our front door to the street. Then a neighbor took pity on me and finished off my driveway with his...
12-12-20, 12:46 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

1x15 + 1x20 Thursday. 2x40+ yesterday. Probably...

1x15 + 1x20 Thursday. 2x40+ yesterday. Probably 3x20+ today with accelerations? Then tomorrow mindless spinning. Progressing well.

All trainer which kinda sucks, but I am flying through Deep Space...
12-08-20, 11:31 AM
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Meh, it is a confluence of factors that are...

Meh, it is a confluence of factors that are resulting in doing less volume than I typically like to do. Fortunately focusing on quality seems to be working for me. I am going to step up the volume a...
12-08-20, 10:25 AM
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I haven't been above 70 since February. I think...

I haven't been above 70 since February. I think I'm at 60 right now?
12-06-20, 03:28 PM
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I am skeptical. I hope I'm wrong though! ...

I am skeptical. I hope I'm wrong though!
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^Meant for all the race directors
12-06-20, 02:22 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Nice work. And if you peak and fade in January...

Nice work. And if you peak and fade in January it's low risk anyway. Not like there will be any racing before like June at this rate!
11-29-20, 06:36 PM
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Was going to use the thanksgiving break to begin...

Was going to use the thanksgiving break to begin ramping up for next year (assuming we have a race season lol). But life happens. Probably get in about 10hrs this week. Still, able to do 3x20 indoors...
11-18-20, 10:12 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

For real that's rad.

For real that's rad.
10-31-20, 07:46 PM
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Still roofing. Should be complete by the end of...

Still roofing. Should be complete by the end of this coming week. Riding after carting **** to the dump trailer sorta feels like doing intervals after squats. **** is rough! Basically just treading...
10-24-20, 09:36 AM
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Planned a rest week around replacing my roof, but...

Planned a rest week around replacing my roof, but stripping shingle and carrying it to a dumpster isn't exactly chill (shocking)! Probably have 3 more days to go. I haven't done this sort of work...
10-10-20, 09:10 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Don't know if you stretch, but I find doing so...

Don't know if you stretch, but I find doing so helps a lot with my knee and hip flexor issues.
10-09-20, 07:22 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I guess I did a breakaway practice thing today?...

I guess I did a breakaway practice thing today? It was 2x20 with 50min of tempo sandwiched between.Pretty fun "workout".
10-04-20, 08:08 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Jelly of your sprint! It'll win you races.

Jelly of your sprint! It'll win you races.
09-22-20, 05:38 PM
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I remember when open pros were the training wheel...

I remember when open pros were the training wheel hotness and Ksyrium Elites were for racing...
09-21-20, 04:14 PM
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Yep, a bunch of 3-4min max efforts in the books....

Yep, a bunch of 3-4min max efforts in the books. I mean I can taste blood after doing that sort of thing, but it's never my lungs that make me slow down, it's my legs.
09-21-20, 12:36 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Well, the thing is this is across the power...

Well, the thing is this is across the power curve, I used FTP as the example because I'm doing a lot of FTP lately. With tempo it obviously takes longer but still happens, vo2 is the same deal -...
09-21-20, 08:50 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I would wager my FTP is between 355 and 360 but I...

I would wager my FTP is between 355 and 360 but I really haven't tested this year. GoldenCheetah says 360, but when I do ftp by feel I tend to settle in around 357-358. Earlier this week my 3x20 were...
09-20-20, 08:50 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

1x29 + 1x12. Basically just pedaled what felt...

1x29 + 1x12. Basically just pedaled what felt correct up some climbs in a not all-out fashion. Data gels with the 3x20's I did on Monday and what GoldenCheetah pegs my threshy at as well. Good data,...
09-15-20, 09:56 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

This is for you TMonk...

This is for you TMonk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTQEVXLAfc4
09-15-20, 04:49 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

3x20ish around FTP. Pretty sure I had a 4th in me...

3x20ish around FTP. Pretty sure I had a 4th in me but cadence was getting stupid low.
09-10-20, 06:06 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

No data (during ride) life is rad. Highly...

No data (during ride) life is rad. Highly recommend.

Wisdom tooth pulled today. Not the worst pain ever but not pleasant. I'm already sick of potatoes and apple sauce. Hopefully can play bikes...
08-23-20, 08:11 PM
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I taped over my Garmin's display and looked at...

I taped over my Garmin's display and looked at the file post-ride, compared it to how I felt when I was doing the effort. I'll probably take a hybrid approach on this for a while, ride with data...
08-23-20, 05:29 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I've been toying around with not using power on...

I've been toying around with not using power on rides just to see what happens, because I think I've gotten used to being able to do x watts for y minutes and when I get close to what I know my PB...
08-23-20, 09:11 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

When paired with a smart trainer Zwift is a legit...

When paired with a smart trainer Zwift is a legit game changer. I say yes!
08-21-20, 01:22 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

PHP all the way. I need my curly brackets.

PHP all the way. I need my curly brackets.
08-15-20, 10:08 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I am at the tail end of a block and my legs are...

I am at the tail end of a block and my legs are behaving as one would expect, which is to say I don't really know if they'll be good or not on the day or even at certain points during the ride. I did...
08-15-20, 09:50 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Elite Direto! I broke my first Direto but...

Elite Direto!

I broke my first Direto but they replaced it for free. Second one has operated flawlessly.
08-08-20, 07:35 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Ahh I was just poking fun at the sl7. My bike has...

Ahh I was just poking fun at the sl7. My bike has Aeroflys and the rims are aeroish so I would guess I'm really not losing all that much, I think most drag associated with aero vs non aero bikes is...
08-08-20, 06:14 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Managed 24.4 for 2hrs doing a very, very flat...

Managed 24.4 for 2hrs doing a very, very flat tempo ride going back and forth on a 6.5mi stretch of road. The route was basically for the novelty, I don't think I've even broken 24 for a solo hour...
08-08-20, 11:59 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

2x30ish yesterday. Dump truck cut me off 5...

2x30ish yesterday. Dump truck cut me off 5 minutes in but then I got to draft off it doing 40mph which was really fun. Goldencheetah is pegging my CP at an all-time high in raw and w/kg terms. GC's...
07-28-20, 08:02 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Protip: doing a TT after a 9min close to max...

Protip: doing a TT after a 9min close to max effort will not go well.
07-26-20, 04:22 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Today is the last day of my rest week. Did an...

Today is the last day of my rest week. Did an 8min effort at what felt like 10-12min effort pace to see if I am recovered, and I am. Think I'll do the local ITT on Tuesday. Debating whether to do it...
07-25-20, 08:55 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

My 05 TL just turned 180k! Still on its first...

My 05 TL just turned 180k! Still on its first clutch :O
07-22-20, 03:10 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Get drunk?

Get drunk?
07-22-20, 09:51 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Kolie coached me for a bit and still coaches some...

Kolie coached me for a bit and still coaches some teammates and friends of mine. He definitely knows his science. Prepare to suffer, is my only suggestion.
07-22-20, 09:48 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I appreciate the perspective, thanks (you too...

I appreciate the perspective, thanks (you too gsteinb )!
07-20-20, 03:58 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

16.5 last week. Saturday and Sunday were in the...

16.5 last week. Saturday and Sunday were in the 90's but I was able to do back to back 5hr rides without much issue.

Question - I am bad at making sure I am fresh enough coming in to races and...
07-14-20, 03:45 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

That's exactly what we did. The money definitely...

That's exactly what we did. The money definitely came in handy when it came to buying a house. We also had a nice honeymoon that did not leave us in a financial hole. We're going to have a bbq...
07-14-20, 10:57 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Very little of what any of us are doing right now...

Very little of what any of us are doing right now is going to matter when racing starts up again next year. I'd say just do whatever you enjoy doing, and do it reasonably consistently.
07-14-20, 10:41 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Are you just curious or are you trying to figure...

Are you just curious or are you trying to figure out what to do with training?
07-12-20, 10:45 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

That's a real bummer, heal quick! Also since...

That's a real bummer, heal quick!

Also since fudgy doesn't hang around here anymore I'll go ahead and reset your days since last crash counter.
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