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10-15-20, 09:55 AM
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Posted By procrit

A few days of easy riding and today I felt good...

A few days of easy riding and today I felt good enough to do a 20' effort during my endurance ride just to feel it out. I definitely didn't go 100%, but I still set a 20' power record by ~15w,...
10-14-20, 01:54 PM
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Posted By procrit

Ugh. Got a bad cold for 3-4 days, finally...

Ugh. Got a bad cold for 3-4 days, finally recovered, got a few good days of training in then picked up a bad sinus infection that kicked my butt. Finally back on the bike but just taking it easy. ...
10-01-20, 08:35 AM
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Posted By procrit

I hit a milestone today too, down 20lb since...

I hit a milestone today too, down 20lb since March. About 3 lb a month. 14 to go until 72 kg. That would in fact be the lightest I've been since Jr High, and almost 50lb less than my heaviest when...
09-24-20, 03:49 PM
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Posted By procrit

My Oct-Dec looks crazy. Literally 4 weekends...

My Oct-Dec looks crazy. Literally 4 weekends "open" between now and 2021. I've shifted my training schedule to just Mon-Fri, including a longer ride or two mid week as well. I can still get them...
09-23-20, 01:03 PM
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Posted By procrit

Has anyone tried the Osymetric or Absolute Black...

Has anyone tried the Osymetric or Absolute Black oval chainrings?
09-22-20, 09:37 AM
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Posted By procrit

One thing I've noticed is that the heavy rims...

One thing I've noticed is that the heavy rims with lots of spokes and draggy tires makes power numbers easier to hit on flat roads. It feels kind of like going up a hill where you can maintain...
09-21-20, 05:46 PM
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Posted By procrit

Sounds like you need to channel Jens Voigt and...

Sounds like you need to channel Jens Voigt and just tell your legs to shut up lol.
09-21-20, 03:41 PM
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Posted By procrit

Have you ever done a 3 minute critical power test?

Have you ever done a 3 minute critical power test?
09-21-20, 09:51 AM
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Posted By procrit

Even during 20' intervals some portion of your...

Even during 20' intervals some portion of your power is going to be produced anaerobically. Maybe only a 5%, but that 5% is most likely what is causing your legs to "fail". Improving vo2 and...
09-21-20, 05:12 AM
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Posted By procrit

What's your ftp and what are the wattages you are...

What's your ftp and what are the wattages you are doing your FTP intervals at? What sort of intervals are your legs giving out on?
09-20-20, 04:05 PM
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Posted By procrit

3x10' today. Wish it was a 1x30', taking a break...

3x10' today. Wish it was a 1x30', taking a break then mentally regrouping for another one is the hard part.
09-20-20, 06:38 AM
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Posted By procrit

Tropical storm about to hit and rain on us for...

Tropical storm about to hit and rain on us for 3-4 days. Guess I’ll have to ride the stupid trainer lol.

Set PRs for a 10’ then a 5’ effort at the end of a solid z2 ride yesterday. I’m down 10%...
09-18-20, 05:17 AM
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Posted By procrit

5 pounds in two weeks is huge. I'm trying to...

5 pounds in two weeks is huge. I'm trying to lose 1-2 pounds a month right now lol.
09-14-20, 09:50 AM
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Posted By procrit

I'm more of a put head phones on and black out...

I'm more of a put head phones on and black out during the workout. Turning my brain off is one of my favorite things to do, whether it's cycling, meditation, or sleep.
09-14-20, 09:46 AM
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Posted By procrit

Put in a 2800 kJ endurance ride Saturday, legs...

Put in a 2800 kJ endurance ride Saturday, legs felt great, no problem recovering from it. I hit the forest Sunday on the dirt bike for 3 hours, mostly single track / technical stuff, and my body is...
09-11-20, 08:26 AM
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Posted By procrit

We are blessed and cursed with lots of flat open...

We are blessed and cursed with lots of flat open roads. Great for time trial efforts, bad for practicing climbing ha.
09-10-20, 06:49 PM
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Posted By procrit

I made a strava loop a couple of days ago that is...

I made a strava loop a couple of days ago that is around 45-50’ going full gas, about a 10’ warmup to get to the start point from my house. 3 turns that require letting off, otherwise the rest you...
09-10-20, 01:00 PM
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Posted By procrit

6 days of training in a row with around 600 TSS...

6 days of training in a row with around 600 TSS total. Most I've done in a long time, and definitely some of the most I've done without feeling run over as well. If anything my legs felt like they...
09-10-20, 12:44 PM
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Posted By procrit

It's the same around here. Kids are lazy and...

It's the same around here. Kids are lazy and glued to their screens. It's pretty sad.
09-09-20, 02:11 PM
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Posted By procrit

All of you guys on the west coast stay safe! ...

All of you guys on the west coast stay safe! Those fires are no joke.

I popped a rib out of place wakeboarding, got it popped back in place, then got in a small car wreck and it popped back out...
08-24-20, 08:50 AM
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Posted By procrit

You guys ever doubt your training towards the end...

You guys ever doubt your training towards the end of a training block when work outs gets hard to complete, sleep suffers, legs feel tired, etc? I swear my brain tells me "welp, I over did it this...
08-24-20, 07:04 AM
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Posted By procrit

So you would let off and get dropped because you...

So you would let off and get dropped because you thought the numbers were too high?
08-08-20, 07:25 PM
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Posted By procrit

Could be a good bit. How many watts were you...

Could be a good bit. How many watts were you doing?

My Caad10 with gatorskins and training wheels is a good 1-2 mph slower than the Scott Foil with Aeolus 5s and gp5000s. Somewhere in the 30-40...
08-07-20, 02:33 PM
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Posted By procrit

If you determine doing something professionally...

If you determine doing something professionally as making enough money to live and raise families, there's probably only like 30% of the the US that are working "professionally" at all lol.
08-05-20, 02:21 PM
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Posted By procrit

So I made cat 2 in a season and a few races,...

So I made cat 2 in a season and a few races, forced upgrade actually as I was busy trying to help get my buddies points, I started in my late 20's so there was no "phone call". Just started winning...
08-05-20, 08:03 AM
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Posted By procrit

How many did you do? Were you really just in the...

How many did you do? Were you really just in the vo2 zone or pushing well into the neuromuscular region? Those shouldn't give you dead legs unless you were already overtrained...
08-05-20, 08:01 AM
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Posted By procrit

Don't laugh, but I just figured out how to get...

Don't laugh, but I just figured out how to get strava segments on my wahoo LOL. Found a good one to hit after my 90' endurance ride and broke my 10' power record and almost matched my 5' power...
08-04-20, 06:41 PM
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Posted By procrit

My favorite days are the long endurance rides...

My favorite days are the long endurance rides too. Looking forward to some big weeks this winter.

I felt amazing on the ride this morning. Starting to see a glimpse of fitness. One day at a time.
08-03-20, 09:20 AM
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Posted By procrit

Huge ride this weekend for me, 215 TSS, 82 miles....

Huge ride this weekend for me, 215 TSS, 82 miles. My local club grouped passed me going the opposite direction about an hour into my planned z2 solo ride. I spun around quickly and started chasing,...
07-29-20, 10:50 AM
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Posted By procrit

Cat 5's tend to go out way too hard, just hang on...

Cat 5's tend to go out way too hard, just hang on at the beginning and let them burn themselves out. Try to establish and keep a front-ish position early on (top 5-10) to avoid the yo-yo's and...
07-29-20, 10:26 AM
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Posted By procrit

This is similar to baseball right now too. If you...

This is similar to baseball right now too. If you can throw 85-90 mph and run fast you can probably get a college scholarship. Good coaches and can mold raw talent and athleticism. A buddies...
07-29-20, 10:03 AM
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Posted By procrit

5' power is up about 30-40 watts (325 vs 364) and...

5' power is up about 30-40 watts (325 vs 364) and 20' power is up 25+ watts since May (288 vs 315). My biggest struggle is getting proper recovery / adequate sleep. If I get 6 hours a night I...
07-14-20, 10:50 AM
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Views: 1,896
Posted By procrit

Well, curious mostly but I'm wondering if would...

Well, curious mostly but I'm wondering if would be beneficial to add in an extra long day during the week and not just on Saturday or Sunday. Seems most online stuff is geared towards "time...
07-14-20, 10:42 AM
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Posted By procrit

Pretty much same with me. I usually start at 6am...

Pretty much same with me. I usually start at 6am if I'm going to go long, not just so I have more time with family but after 10 am it's just too hot right now. We hit 106 yesterday haha.
07-14-20, 10:39 AM
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Posted By procrit

Time constraints? Boring? Just don't want to?

Time constraints? Boring? Just don't want to?
07-14-20, 09:24 AM
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Posted By procrit

Long Rides

How many long rides (3+ hours) do you guys do per week? If only one, is it due to time constraints or something else?
07-09-20, 01:21 PM
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Posted By procrit

Right. Where it's more like 80/0-5/15-20 for...

Right. Where it's more like 80/0-5/15-20 for sessions it's more like 90/0/10 for time in zone. I'm definitely not doing a pure "polarized" plan, but it's a lot closer than what I was doing, which...
07-08-20, 09:10 PM
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Posted By procrit

For me, I can start to “feel” my legs develop...

For me, I can start to “feel” my legs develop some fatigue after about 90 minutes of Z2 and assume that’s about my minimum. My coach has given me 90-120 min z2 rides during the week and I usually...
07-08-20, 01:50 PM
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Posted By procrit

Looking back my old self directed training over...

Looking back my old self directed training over the first few months back on the bike, I had a time in zone of around 50% endurance, 35% tempo, and 15% FTP+. The last 4 weeks my coach has my time in...
07-07-20, 12:03 PM
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Posted By procrit

Had a great week last week, and really strong...

Had a great week last week, and really strong rides Friday and Saturday. I felt amazing. Took Sunday and Monday off and got lots of rest, only to hop on the bike early this morning and my legs felt...
06-27-20, 08:44 PM
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Posted By procrit

Started to bonk around hour 3 today. Really weird...

Started to bonk around hour 3 today. Really weird feeling, I started getting cold and my heart rate steadily dropped and power became impossible to maintain. I had one gel along for the ride and 15...
06-26-20, 04:07 PM
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Posted By procrit

FTP intervals and 3 hours of endurance...

FTP intervals and 3 hours of endurance tomorrow... easy day lol.
06-26-20, 12:21 PM
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Posted By procrit

I have a hard time being honest with myself as to...

I have a hard time being honest with myself as to how I feel, and I tend to over train and get to the point where I "need" a break, get sick, can't sleep, etc. Two steps forward, one step back. After...
06-23-20, 01:46 PM
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Posted By procrit

Spent a week in the mountains and coming back to...

Spent a week in the mountains and coming back to sea level feels great. FTP / VO2 power numbers feels about 10-15w higher than a month ago, but even so, still a long way to go. I also hired a...
06-05-20, 09:59 AM
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Posted By procrit

4.5x bodyweight deadlift is crazy! You could set...

4.5x bodyweight deadlift is crazy! You could set records in your weight class with that.
06-05-20, 09:57 AM
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Posted By procrit

90% sure my issues have been from switching to a...

90% sure my issues have been from switching to a crappy generic claritin. I switched back to the name brand and took a couple squirts of steroid nose spray, and I feel MUCH better. No headache, no...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 07:56 AM
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06-04-20, 07:19 AM
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Posted By procrit

If your training, diet, and weight are not...

If your training, diet, and weight are not optimal, upgrading your bike doesn't make much sense. When my FTP was 4.6-4.8 w/kg, I could win races on my aluminum frame / non-aero bike with 32h...
06-03-20, 08:51 AM
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Posted By procrit

So I didn't end up taking a break because I still...

So I didn't end up taking a break because I still felt pretty good and my power numbers still looked good, and I did my heaviest week of training yet week 5 of this training block. I rested Monday...
05-26-20, 12:50 PM
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Posted By procrit

I did a 90% effort today right after I ate lunch....

I did a 90% effort today right after I ate lunch. I caught a horrible cramp on my right side (rode too soon after I ate) about 10 mins into the interval and called it quits at 60 mins from not being...
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