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03-27-20, 10:34 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

Eh, I'm not so sure. I have inexpensive "running...

Eh, I'm not so sure. I have inexpensive "running style" shoes that I would not run in. When I did run I had to get my shoes at a running store to find shoes with the right amount of support for my...
03-27-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 64
Posted By hubcyclist

spd-sl are different from what power meter pedals...

spd-sl are different from what power meter pedals support. The p2 and assioma pedals are look-keo compatible, I believe shimano won't license spd-sl to be used for power meters.
03-26-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14,502
Views: 804,742
Posted By hubcyclist

Followed up my workout with a 7.5 mile ride with...

Followed up my workout with a 7.5 mile ride with my son, his personal best distance so far!
03-26-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14,502
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Posted By hubcyclist

i'm continuing my progression of increased...

i'm continuing my progression of increased interval duration at 120%, this week did Tues and Thurs of Dade -1 on TrainerRoad, which consists of 9x2min at 120%. Nailed it. Next week going to 2.5min...
03-19-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14,502
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Posted By hubcyclist

Amen to that, I hardly do road races (although I...

Amen to that, I hardly do road races (although I have had pretty full CX seasons the past 2 years) but I'd keep training even with no races. Training for me as just been about self improvement, not...
03-18-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4,553
Views: 245,504
Posted By hubcyclist

My son's been killing it, I mentioned in training...

My son's been killing it, I mentioned in training status he rode for 5 miles yesterday and today we went out for a bit with my wife as well, so our first full family ride, but only for like 20 mins....
03-18-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14,502
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Posted By hubcyclist

I'm doing a bit of a progression of 120%...

I'm doing a bit of a progression of 120% intervals. Last week I did a trainerroad workout with 18x1min intervals at 120% on Tues and Thurs. This week I'm doing 12x90sec at 120 and then next week 2min...
03-16-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4,553
Views: 245,504
Posted By hubcyclist

Yeah, it's crazy how just 2 days of really...

Yeah, it's crazy how just 2 days of really focused work got him to finally flip the switch, it was mostly him getting over his anxiety and find his confidence. I took him out today and he was zooming...
03-16-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4,553
Views: 245,504
Posted By hubcyclist

How about some positive news? My son is almost 9...

How about some positive news? My son is almost 9 and hasn't ridden a bike without training wheels. He never really took to using a balance bike or anything else and I try not to push him because I...
03-13-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By hubcyclist

Or as the border crossing signs say "Galiza"...

Or as the border crossing signs say "Galiza" (with Espana crossed out). My family is from a Portuguese border town and all the road signage is defaced in a similar manner. Not relevant to this topic...
03-13-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14,502
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Posted By hubcyclist

what to say about training.. lol I've been...

what to say about training.. lol I've been riding consistently for a couple of weeks, so that's something. I was just looking at my power/HR between an endurance ride today and one Feb 9 (before I...
03-13-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4,553
Views: 245,504
Posted By hubcyclist

geez man, you driving into MA or something? ...

geez man, you driving into MA or something? That's some dedication

I work from home full-time already, so the only current disruption is now I have my son home for 2 weeks, since my wife works in...
03-11-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4,553
Views: 245,504
Posted By hubcyclist

Oh I missed the trainer recommendation stuff, I...

Oh I missed the trainer recommendation stuff, I would have wholeheartedly recommended the first gen Hammer. I've had mine 3 years now and it's been life changing, really accurate (verified with other...
03-11-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By hubcyclist

Can't say I've noticed, but then again I haven't...

Can't say I've noticed, but then again I haven't been looking. I would be curious to know what a coach would do with me that I haven't been doing with stuff like trainerroad. It must be an...
03-11-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4,553
Views: 245,504
Posted By hubcyclist

The way I like to see it, it basically changes...

The way I like to see it, it basically changes how much resistance change one would see, at 0% you've effectively got a dumb trainer, whereas at 100% you really feel the resistance going up hills and...
03-06-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14,502
Views: 804,742
Posted By hubcyclist

Just to answer questions above: I had been doing...

Just to answer questions above: I had been doing 10-12hrs prior to vacation, left with CTL around 80 and TSB -9 and came back CTL 68 and TSB +35. I thought I'd be a bit sluggish for a couple of rides...
03-05-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14,502
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Posted By hubcyclist

accepting the sad reality of what appears to be...

accepting the sad reality of what appears to be 20w reduction in FTP after just a week of vacation. Did 4x5min @ 108% (was supposed to be 7x5). This was 297w, where my old threshold was 295 so that...
03-05-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By hubcyclist

so who's going to start a topic about how they...

so who's going to start a topic about how they don't get indoor cycling and why people should ride outside year round? lol
02-28-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14,502
Views: 804,742
Posted By hubcyclist

The return of crap continues. Tried a zwift ramp...

The return of crap continues. Tried a zwift ramp test, got 272w (I had done sweet spot base with 295 as the target). I haven't done ramp tests in a long time, and I think my rider profile (more...
02-27-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4,553
Views: 245,504
Posted By hubcyclist

just an update on a previous post of getting into...

just an update on a previous post of getting into python to work with bike data. I've made some more headway using Django and fit files rather than Strava at the moment. I'm able to upload fit files...
02-27-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14,502
Views: 804,742
Posted By hubcyclist

got on again for more z2, again went 30mins where...

got on again for more z2, again went 30mins where 65% felt like tempo. Can someone's FTP fall 10w in just a week off?
02-26-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14,502
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Posted By hubcyclist

being back from vacation and a whole week off has...

being back from vacation and a whole week off has resulted in feeling like garbage. Did 3.5hrs monday, yesterday did 30 z2 before bailing and today did 40 of just endurance before bailing. Hopefully...
02-23-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14,502
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Posted By hubcyclist

oof, checked my PMC, last Sunday CTL was 81 TSB...

oof, checked my PMC, last Sunday CTL was 81 TSB -9, today CTL 68 TSB 35. Came back from our trip on Thursday and was supposed to pick up my son from my parents' house Friday but we all ended up...
02-20-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4,553
Views: 245,504
Posted By hubcyclist

Leaving Puerto Rico today. As much as I hate time...

Leaving Puerto Rico today. As much as I hate time away from training it was fun being away from New England in mid 80s weather. I also am afraid of the weight gain lol we went to the Bacardi facility...
02-19-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14,502
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Posted By hubcyclist

No training for much of this week, Iím in Puerto...

No training for much of this week, Iím in Puerto Rico. Didnít help seeing a bunch of cyclists finishing a three day event here yesterday lol a bunch of middle aged dudes with way too nice gear
02-13-20, 01:52 PM
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Posted By hubcyclist

I'm kind of in a weird spot where last week was...

I'm kind of in a weird spot where last week was endurance week at the end of sweet spot base and next week I'm traveling so didn't want to go whole hog into a phase just to have it interrupted, so...
02-06-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14,502
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Posted By hubcyclist

I'm on the endurance recovery week of...

I'm on the endurance recovery week of trainerroad's SSB2 HV plan. Finished the phase with CTL of 83 and TSB of -21

I think I did some quality training but I don't think FTP will be appreciably...
01-29-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14,502
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Posted By hubcyclist

turned 40 yesterday, did 4x20 @ 90%. The cake was...

turned 40 yesterday, did 4x20 @ 90%. The cake was good! I am definitely much fitter at 40 than I was at 30, hoping to keep it up!
01-25-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14,502
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Posted By hubcyclist

4.5hrs today, 188tss 3k kJ on the trainer. If I...

4.5hrs today, 188tss 3k kJ on the trainer. If I wasnít having to get out of the saddle and fidget it would be a lot more tolerable but it wasnít bad. 6% aerobic decoupling. Not sure if Iíll do the...
01-25-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4,553
Views: 245,504
Posted By hubcyclist

Yeah, I have a Pi 3 and a Pi zero, although I...

Yeah, I have a Pi 3 and a Pi zero, although I haven't put them to use for this stuff yet, the Pi is mainly a plex server while the zero has been used as a NES/SNES emulation station. Once I get more...
01-23-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4,553
Views: 245,504
Posted By hubcyclist

I think the API would potentially allow someone...

I think the API would potentially allow someone to do a power curve based on type of bike, since there is an id for the gear used (bike or shoes). I guess first I'd have to figure out how to do a...
01-22-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4,553
Views: 245,504
Posted By hubcyclist

I've been geeking out with trying some...

I've been geeking out with trying some programming. I took a Java semester course as an undergrad in 1999, and while I enjoyed it, I wasn't convinced I had could cut it as a computer sci major (I...
01-22-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14,502
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Posted By hubcyclist

Yeah, there was that one dude a while back that...

Yeah, there was that one dude a while back that made this drift thing a cornerstone of his training "plans" it was so ridiculous and made me never want to post again with the level of training...
01-22-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14,502
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Posted By hubcyclist

for cmh here's some links for you...

for cmh here's some links for you https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/aerobic-endurance-and-decoupling/
https://tailwind-coaching.com/2017/03/30/what-is-aerobic-decoupling/
01-21-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14,502
Views: 804,742
Posted By hubcyclist

Iíll post a link when on a desktop but...

Iíll post a link when on a desktop but essentially for steady endurance rides your heart rate aligns with a certain power output. Aerobic decoupling occurs when the heart rate is going up higher for...
01-20-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14,502
Views: 804,742
Posted By hubcyclist

channeling my inner TheKillerPenguin and did 4...

channeling my inner TheKillerPenguin and did 4 hours of endurance on Sunday. I had 7.5% aerobic decoupling, would have like to have seen it under 5%. I might try to do more of these and try to get to...
01-13-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,959
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm opening a can of worms, but Dr. Coggan does...

I'm opening a can of worms, but Dr. Coggan does not define FTP as one hour power and has gone out of his way on other forums to say that. It's more like 40-70min power. I've done FTP for over an hour...
01-13-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,959
Posted By hubcyclist

I do a lot of sweet spot, Trainerroad bases their...

I do a lot of sweet spot, Trainerroad bases their high volume (9-11hr/wk) base plans on exclusively sweet spot intervals. Without giving too much of their plan structure away, the main gist is that...
01-11-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14,502
Views: 804,742
Posted By hubcyclist

well I committed bike heresy today, mid 60's in...

well I committed bike heresy today, mid 60's in the Boston area and I rode indoors (4x20 ~ 90%), to be fair we had plans for an outdoor family activity, so I also hiked something like 2 miles in the...
01-06-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,616
Posted By hubcyclist

I remain perplexed as to where all these "racer...

I remain perplexed as to where all these "racer boys" exist in Lincoln, having been around town a fair amount, including on my bike (where I guess I'd be the racer boy), I don't really see any. A...
01-06-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14,502
Views: 804,742
Posted By hubcyclist

Been following, it's the kind of training I wish...

Been following, it's the kind of training I wish I could be doing, I do about 10hrs a week of just sweet spot intervals, I'd really like to do more of a hybrid approach of sweet spot on weekdays and...
12-18-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14,502
Views: 804,742
Posted By hubcyclist

I've just found that ramp tests that are popular...

I've just found that ramp tests that are popular these days consistently give me an FTP lower than the workouts I have completed. And I just don't have the mental will to do 20mins lol I think
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12-18-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,583
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm an ERG mode junky and have used it to good...

I'm an ERG mode junky and have used it to good effect for about 3 years. It keeps me honest, and with an 8 speed road bike the thing I hated about training previously was how tough it was to dial in...
12-17-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14,502
Views: 804,742
Posted By hubcyclist

kicking off base 2 today. Since I don't do FTP...

kicking off base 2 today. Since I don't do FTP testing, I bumped myself from 290 to 300 and did a shorter sweet spot workout with 3x10 @ 88, 90, 94% just to get the legs moving after a week of z2 and...
12-16-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,833
Posted By hubcyclist

I dunno, I think there's something to the...

I dunno, I think there's something to the negative TSB thing. I know Joe Friel advocated that TSB of -10 to -30 is the area for productive training, and in my recent experience that's been true. Last...
12-16-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By hubcyclist

So far about 500hrs since 1/1, mainly indoors,...

So far about 500hrs since 1/1, mainly indoors, but notable outdoor rides were 2 solo centuries and a 150mile gravel race, and I raced 11 CX races, 2 crits and 1 road race.
12-16-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 9,890
Posted By hubcyclist

I don't have any personal experience with big box...

I don't have any personal experience with big box bikes, but I encourage everyone to check out a youtube channel called kevcentral. He takes a really balanced look at big box bikes, goes through pros...
12-13-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 17,514
Posted By hubcyclist

Well I think a lot of people just ride around on...

Well I think a lot of people just ride around on zwift and may not do any real structured intervals or plan progression. A steady diet of races probably isn't the best thing from a training...
12-11-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,774
Posted By hubcyclist

So you're just tooling around outdoors, that's...

So you're just tooling around outdoors, that's fine, cycling should be fun, but I ride semi-competitively and for a variety of reasons I ride indoors during the winter. And my point stands, if you...
12-11-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,774
Posted By hubcyclist

What the eff does wind have to do with quality of...

What the eff does wind have to do with quality of workout? Watts are watts, wind just makes you go slower for the same power. Hills are irrelevant too, if I can do 300w on a trainer I can do 300w up...
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