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09-09-18, 10:31 AM
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Posted By johnybutts

I've been getting 6-7 hrs per week in on the...

I've been getting 6-7 hrs per week in on the trainer. This past week, work really cramped my style and forced me into a rest week with only 4 hrs total. I also have started eating carbs again, and...
07-16-18, 08:07 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

I've been working my way back into a healthy...

I've been working my way back into a healthy lifestyle. Went on the keto diet about 2 months ago and have lost about 22 lbs. Starting to ride again over the last couple weeks. Primarily using zwift,...
12-24-17, 08:16 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

Get. Back. On. The. Bike. ...

Get. Back. On. The. Bike.

Work/School/Marriage has made for a very busy 2017. I'll graduate in May and start a new role around that time as well. Hope I can make time for the bike.
12-18-17, 08:41 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

My wife was laid off from a nice O&G job 2.5...

My wife was laid off from a nice O&G job 2.5 years ago. She worked some part time gigs and went back to get a masters degree in that time. Last week she got a offer from her dream company. A miracle...
04-30-17, 02:32 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

Sounds like I need to use the SRM for my power...

Sounds like I need to use the SRM for my power output. I'll have to see how that works with the feedback modes.
04-30-17, 01:32 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

almost 3 hours of riding last week - big work...

almost 3 hours of riding last week - big work assignment screwed me up.
almost 7 hours this week - largest week so far this year.

Still just aiming for consistency and weight loss.
04-30-17, 08:32 AM
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Posted By johnybutts

I guess I could. My thinking was that the Kickr...

I guess I could. My thinking was that the Kickr is new and recently factory calibrated, while the SRM is probably 7 years old and been through all sorts of ****e. I'm not married to either. Can the...
04-30-17, 08:13 AM
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Posted By johnybutts

I just got a Kickr to replace an old fluid...

I just got a Kickr to replace an old fluid trainer. Previously power came from my SRM but now using the kickr power. Unsurprisingly there's a very depressing difference in those numbers. Somehow I...
04-27-17, 08:04 AM
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Posted By johnybutts

Question for y'all. Does anyone here have...

Question for y'all. Does anyone here have experience with the Zwift or TrainerRoad training programs? I'm thinking about just signing up for one of them and using it as my coach. My goal is basic...
04-25-17, 06:43 AM
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Posted By johnybutts

Turn that AC up. I will ride outside on the...

Turn that AC up. I will ride outside on the weekends once school is over and I have my weekends back. For now though, it's weekday evenings, when we're running the AC anyways.
04-24-17, 08:18 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

Here in Houston, traffic has gotten noticeably...

Here in Houston, traffic has gotten noticeably worse since I started riding. With the city's sprawl, you have to ride further and longer to get to the decent roads. I'm not worried so much about the...
04-24-17, 06:33 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

Just cleaned all the salt out of my bottom...

Just cleaned all the salt out of my bottom bracket. Crank is spinning much smoother. Hoping for some free watts.
04-23-17, 08:57 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

I worked my day job about 75 hrs last week and...

I worked my day job about 75 hrs last week and only managed to find 2.5 hrs on the bike.

I ordered a new Kickr to treat myself tho. Probably going to order a new CAAD at some point too.
04-17-17, 07:11 AM
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Posted By johnybutts

5 hrs last week for 390 TSS. Just aiming for...

5 hrs last week for 390 TSS. Just aiming for consistency here.
04-13-17, 07:41 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

I remember my time in academia - never again.

I remember my time in academia - never again.
04-13-17, 07:34 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

I got in: 3.5 hrs two weeks ago, 5.0 hrs...

I got in:
3.5 hrs two weeks ago,
5.0 hrs last week
and 3 hrs so far this week.

Almost every ride is high SST/low FTP 1 hr long ride. I'm seeing my watts begin to come up, but I'm soo soo very...
03-27-17, 03:06 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

Got in 6 hours last week. Did a mediocre 20' test...

Got in 6 hours last week. Did a mediocre 20' test for 210W = 200W FTP at 193#.

Just got to keep on being consistent.
03-22-17, 07:08 AM
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Posted By johnybutts

I traded in my 2003 Camry with 180k mi for a CPO...

I traded in my 2003 Camry with 180k mi for a CPO 2014 camry. It's by far the nicest car I've ever had. I also put a huge premium on low maintenance.

Not super practical for racing, but I'm not...
03-20-17, 12:37 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

I put in 6 hours on the bike last week. My goal...

I put in 6 hours on the bike last week. My goal for this week is another 6 hours. Consistency, slow improvement, and weight loss are my goals. Currently about 180 FTP and 194#s. Heaviest I've been in...
03-13-17, 03:59 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

I put in 4.5 hrs last week. That's my best...

I put in 4.5 hrs last week. That's my best showing since last June.

Someday I'll be fast again.
06-18-16, 09:36 AM
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Posted By johnybutts

2:30 ride time for 40 mi. Dropped from the group...

2:30 ride time for 40 mi. Dropped from the group ride at mile 20. I think my nutrition was off after last night's workout, plus city riding sucks with all the traffic lights. stop go stop go stop go...
06-17-16, 06:57 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

Wed and Thurs off. Just finished up 3x20' @ 94%...

Wed and Thurs off. Just finished up 3x20' @ 94% on TrainerRoad - Eclipse. Ready for some group rides tomorrow in the 105F heat index.... Ride start should be at 5:00am.
06-14-16, 07:02 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

Looks like cyclingtorrents is down, hope it...

Looks like cyclingtorrents is down, hope it doesn't stay that way....


1:00 on TrainerRoad - Monitor

6 x 6' @ 93%
06-13-16, 03:47 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

I'm a 4. It will probably be a couple more weeks...

I'm a 4. It will probably be a couple more weeks before I get out there. Trying to work up some fitness still.
06-12-16, 09:03 AM
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Posted By johnybutts

Seriously. Back to the trainer today, although I...

Seriously. Back to the trainer today, although I got about 100 TSS mowing the lawn this morning.... judging by the sweat I rung out of my shirt.
06-11-16, 11:56 AM
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Posted By johnybutts

80mi this morning, for 4:15 ride time, 295 TSS...

80mi this morning, for 4:15 ride time, 295 TSS and 2050 kJ.
06-10-16, 04:43 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

Cool beans, hope to see you out at the crits...

Cool beans, hope to see you out at the crits someday.


45' on Trainerroad - Carter.

I'm getting a little tired of trainer rides.
06-09-16, 07:04 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

1 hr on Trainer Road, Antelope. Was supposed to...

1 hr on Trainer Road, Antelope. Was supposed to be 1:30, but it hurt.
06-09-16, 02:17 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

Htown?

Htown?
06-08-16, 06:27 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

1:30 on Trainerroad Holt Hill

1:30 on Trainerroad Holt Hill
06-06-16, 08:53 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

1 hr TrainerRoad - Goddard

1 hr TrainerRoad - Goddard
06-06-16, 02:49 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

Did 2 hrs of super easy recovery around town with...

Did 2 hrs of super easy recovery around town with my lady friend yesterday. Put the week at 9 hrs for my largest week so far.
I've noticed some of my belly pudge has shrunk but have not noticed any...
06-04-16, 04:00 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

3 hrs on the trainer doing trainer road while...

3 hrs on the trainer doing trainer road while watching 2014 tour of Flanders.
06-03-16, 08:01 AM
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Posted By johnybutts

Agreed. But I guess they have a lot of workouts...

Agreed. But I guess they have a lot of workouts to name... Kinda like city streets... eventually you run out of good name.s
06-02-16, 08:15 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

1:30 on trainer road - Baxter.

1:30 on trainer road - Baxter.
05-30-16, 03:30 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

Well, took last week super easy - only 2 hrs...

Well, took last week super easy - only 2 hrs total. Drove up to the hill country for the weekend with the girlfriend and did a bunch of hiking.

Got back this afternoon and did 1:45 on the...
05-24-16, 06:13 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

Thanks for the input. I signed up for TR and have...

Thanks for the input. I signed up for TR and have completed 2 workouts, seems like a pretty solid program.
05-23-16, 05:44 AM
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Posted By johnybutts

Last week: 7:45 Ride time 124 mi 558 TSS...

Last week:

7:45 Ride time
124 mi
558 TSS
4070 kJ

5th week of consistent training, haven't seen a ton of power progress, but I am feeling much better on the bike. Just need to keep this up...
05-22-16, 04:40 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

2 hrs on zwift today. Im thinking of...

2 hrs on zwift today.

Im thinking of converting to trainerroad. Anyone have an opinion on it?
05-17-16, 03:07 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

I got up early and rode 1:15 before work on...

I got up early and rode 1:15 before work on Ziwft. Got in 7 hrs last week, aiming for more this weke.
05-11-16, 09:20 AM
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Posted By johnybutts

I had 2x 7hr weeks in a row - coming from 0...

I had 2x 7hr weeks in a row - coming from 0 training. My legs are tired, but my main goal is losing weight, so I am trying to keep up the calorie expenditure. Once I'm down another ~10 lb, I'll worry...
05-11-16, 09:18 AM
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Posted By johnybutts

Good luck shovel.

Good luck shovel.
01-09-16, 12:48 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

3x15' @ 90%, 1:45 on the trainer for 100 TSS.

3x15' @ 90%, 1:45 on the trainer for 100 TSS.
01-06-16, 09:57 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

1hr on zwift with 2x20' @ 90% FTP CTL up to...

1hr on zwift with 2x20' @ 90% FTP

CTL up to 20!
01-05-16, 06:42 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

30 minutes and 50 TSS on zwift. have a dinner...

30 minutes and 50 TSS on zwift. have a dinner party - so limited time.
01-04-16, 10:01 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

1:20 on zwift. did 2 x 20' intervals, treated the...

1:20 on zwift. did 2 x 20' intervals, treated the second one as a quasi-test and hit 213W for the 20'!!! highest in a long while. Setting my FTP at 200W now.

CTL: 18
01-03-16, 04:53 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

1 hr on zwift; I've been trying to hit SST on all...

1 hr on zwift; I've been trying to hit SST on all these rides

brings me to 5 hrs and 350 TSS for the week. caught a cold a few days ago and took 2 days off the bike. I'm still aiming to work up to...
12-30-15, 08:50 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

1 hr on Zwift. Getting stronger every day. still...

1 hr on Zwift. Getting stronger every day. still weak af
12-29-15, 10:58 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

1 hr on Zwift. New 20' best at 195 W

1 hr on Zwift. New 20' best at 195 W
12-28-15, 08:03 PM
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Posted By johnybutts

1 hr on Zwift for 78 TSS. CTL:12 ATL: 31 ...

1 hr on Zwift for 78 TSS.

CTL:12
ATL: 31
TSB: -13
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