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09-15-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Carbonfiberboy, I have never been an exceptional...

Carbonfiberboy, I have never been an exceptional athlete by any measure - but I am old :-)

Hermes, your description of the training cycle reminds me of something that Arthur Lydiard (distance...
09-11-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I am not a racer in the sense of having a season....

I am not a racer in the sense of having a season. I tend to focus on a single event annually and that is my A race, B race, C race, etc. I just like to 'perform my best' in those rare races that I...
09-09-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By DaveLeeNC

pdlamb - that is an interesting observation. My...

pdlamb - that is an interesting observation. My view was that a weekly/hard climb of maybe 45 minutes would be a wonderful addition to my normal training for either type of event (if I had the...
09-09-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Training for Multiple Goals

I have decided that I really need the occasional 'formal test of some kind' to keep me motivated on the bike. This is getting more difficult as I am now on the wrong side of age 70. This year was to...
09-04-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,458
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, I had hoped to ride 6 gap again this year....

FWIW, I had hoped to ride 6 gap again this year. But I will not be doing that kind of travel in these circumstances. I had a training plan that would address the 6gap terrain while training in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By DaveLeeNC

There is one situation that I run into often that...

There is one situation that I run into often that is much 'worse' than this. One of the golf courses that I play regularly crosses a relatively busy 2 lane road. The club and the state have argued...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By DaveLeeNC

And This is How to Fall Off Your Bike

It is 4 stop signs between my house and the "open road". On any day there is a 90% chance that I will be the only vehicle at any of these stop signs so a rolling stop through them is my norm. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,258
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I don't think there is a setting that truly...

I don't think there is a setting that truly avoids this behavior. Auto sleep can make that behavior a non-issue for some. In my case this device is now only used as my trainer computer. In good...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,258
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Now that I think about this, the 'right answer'...

Now that I think about this, the 'right answer' is probably a tad more complicated that it appears at a glance. I think that most folks would want the unit to stay on if it was on when you started...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,258
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I have an older 520 that has been relegated to...

I have an older 520 that has been relegated to indoor trainer use only. But I would guess that four times or so I have encountered a dead 520 for the reason stated by the OP. If there is a reason for...
08-12-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,227
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Having been active all my life and always a heavy...

Having been active all my life and always a heavy sweating type, my guess is that my system simply adjusted to being dehydrated on a regular basis.

I do on rare occasions suffer from cramps, but...
07-31-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,227
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I hit age 71 later this year. How late in life do...

I hit age 71 later this year. How late in life do I have to wait here :):)

dave

ps. I am not arguing that you are necessarily wrong. I really don't know. I do however know from my serious...
07-31-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,227
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Kind of targeting 3% seems reasonable. And I have...

Kind of targeting 3% seems reasonable. And I have long been aware of the fact that I sweat at about 2x the rate that I can absorb water. But I don't do the regular really long rides that seem your...
07-31-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,227
Posted By DaveLeeNC

jpescatore That is very interesting and useful....

jpescatore That is very interesting and useful. Thanks. dave
07-29-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,227
Posted By DaveLeeNC

To me that means that you sweat 5 to 6x as much...

To me that means that you sweat 5 to 6x as much at 143 vs. 163. That seems surprising. I have weighed as little as 153 but got pretty tired of trying to convince my friends that I was not seriously...
07-29-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,227
Posted By DaveLeeNC

"Routine Dehydration"

I am a heavy sweater type guy where 4 pounds of water lost per hour is not unusual at all for me. My ride yesterday was typical other than the fact that I carefully weighed myself (no clothing)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 398,079
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I did a little riding through Camp Mackall (Ft....

I did a little riding through Camp Mackall (Ft. Bragg area of NC) today. There are a double handful of miles that are quite flat by local norms, typically very well shaded, pretty much zero traffic,...
07-19-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 539
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Need a Five Second Ride

I am not really training for anything right now (the Pandemic killed those plans). But I am trying to keep my fitness at a reasonable level and 10 hours of weekly saddle time is one loose measure of...
07-19-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Thanks for the reminder - I see that option every...

Thanks for the reminder - I see that option every time I turn the device off but it is not something that I had ever tried out.

dave
07-19-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Not Quite What I Intended (Garmin 1030 'Experiment')

Went for a walk this morning with my wife and she was curious about the distance of the route. I gave this no second thought and just started my Garmin 1030 and put it in my pocket assuming that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,281
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I had an interesting Strava experience once (a...

I had an interesting Strava experience once (a number of years ago). There was a 3-4 mile segment that I rode regularly but had very few riders in this area of low density Strava-types. I noticed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,250
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I always have a cotton washcloth in one hand and...

I always have a cotton washcloth in one hand and a spare in a jersey pocket. Not fancy but I have not found a better solution. I sweat buckets. dave
07-11-20, 05:47 PM
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Views: 3,979,893
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Does this count as listening to Bach?...

Does this count as listening to Bach? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u0XXpVGUwk

dave
07-01-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,228
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I rode a solo century at age 66 at 20.1 mph...

I rode a solo century at age 66 at 20.1 mph (elapsed time, not just riding time). I probably could have done that again the following year but knee issues nixed that as a trial. I hit age 71 this...
06-29-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,213
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Thanks for the tip. This sounds exactly (in the...

Thanks for the tip. This sounds exactly (in the context of running) like what I was thinking about. And the rationale is even the same where in my case (knee issues) I have to kind of 'meter out'...
06-28-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,213
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Even when I was training for something, those are...

Even when I was training for something, those are not the metrics I used. But WKO5 does have projected CTL, TSB, and ATL capability (that I have never explored).

dave
06-27-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,213
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I have mis-stated a bit here (above). The paper...

I have mis-stated a bit here (above). The paper that Drew Eckhardt referenced was using a 3 zone system where the top is zone 2 is in the vicinity of ftp (anaerobic threshold). So my referenced...
06-27-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,213
Posted By DaveLeeNC

wko5 is my primary analysis platform. On occasion...

wko5 is my primary analysis platform. On occasion I find Golden Cheetah a bit more convenient. dave
06-27-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,213
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, the article Carbonfiberboy linked talks...

FWIW, the article Carbonfiberboy linked talks indirectly to my question where it clearly states that a single day of 'excess fatigue' is not typically a reason to insert a rest day. Not exactly an...
06-27-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,213
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Drew, I really was not trying to describe my...

Drew, I really was not trying to describe my training habits. It was just a description of the effort required to get to the referenced fatigue level. FWIW, in my world (where tempo is 76%-91% of...
06-27-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,213
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Carbonfiberboy - thanks for the interesting link ...

Carbonfiberboy - thanks for the interesting link

srode1 I clearly remember the days (1970's and 80's) when I was a serious runner (2500 miles per year). Many times I would be having a 'terrible...
06-26-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,213
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Maybe that is the case. But before the Pandemic...

Maybe that is the case. But before the Pandemic when I thought that I would be riding the Six Gap Century again this year, I decided 2 things.

1) I needed to do (as in simulate) more long climbs...
06-26-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,213
Posted By DaveLeeNC

OK, I think I got it. If the purpose is training...

OK, I think I got it. If the purpose is training to ride a hard century ride where your training will not involve actually riding 100+ miles (maybe not optimum but hardly unusual), then you will be...
06-26-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,213
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Then let let me make a slight alteration to my...

Then let let me make a slight alteration to my previously stated question.

Is there any value to PLANNING on having the occasional training ride where you know that you will be tired from the...
06-26-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,213
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Thanks for the comment. Just to be sure that my...

Thanks for the comment. Just to be sure that my question is clear, it is not a question of continuing a workout once you are tired (other than recovery rides, I would think that all workouts involve...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,894
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Here is the link (...

Here is the link ( https://www.velonews.com/training/qa-dr-michael-roshon-chief-medical-officer-for-usa-cycling/ ). Note that it is Roshon (not Roshen - hence my search frustrations).

dave
06-26-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,213
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I am getting a good feel for what I can and...

I am getting a good feel for what I can and cannot do WRT my training and fatigue. But what I do not have a feel for (and don't know how to assess) is the value (if any) to fitness by occasionally...
06-25-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,213
Posted By DaveLeeNC

The Value of "Training While Tired"

I am in the process of altering my prior training habits where I would just let my natural schedule dictate when I took a day off. 4 consecutive training days, 9 days, I would just take a day off...
06-22-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,087
Posted By DaveLeeNC

You are definitely ahead of me, despite being...

You are definitely ahead of me, despite being 7'ish years older. I had a rest day on Friday and rode around 2 hour slightly aggressive tempo rides Sat/Sunday (went after the risers when I felt like...
06-17-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 28,064
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, I have occasionally posted into threads...

FWIW, I have occasionally posted into threads where the discussion moved to "you cannot control an uncontrolled weight problem with exercise" because that is not the case for me personally. My...
06-16-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 28,064
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I have no idea why you find my routine...

I have no idea why you find my routine "ludicrous". It is what I do and what I do is not some "who ever heard of that before" kind of thing. Around here it is common, I believe. I do it because I...
06-16-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 28,064
Posted By DaveLeeNC

My experience in gaining or losing weight is...

My experience in gaining or losing weight is extensive. The only permanent solution for me ('permanent' meaning something that lasts more than a year) is serious exercise. 10+ hours per week on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,940
Posted By DaveLeeNC

This is going to sound odd but the best...

This is going to sound odd but the best device/aid that I have found to help me deal with sweat is a Garmin Varia rear-facing radar. Keep in mind here that I 'generate sweat from my eye sockets' so...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Your Eddington Number

I ran into the concept of the 'Eddington Number' yesterday. I am surprised that I have never heard of it. See https://swinny.net/Cycling/-4687-Calculate-your-Eddington-Number . In a nutshell it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,940
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I don't think anything on my body gets wet faster...

I don't think anything on my body gets wet faster in hot weather than my gloves where sweat runs down my arms and into my gloves (and brifters). Irritating. BTW, I am a 4 pounds of sweat an hour kind...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,940
Posted By DaveLeeNC

FWIW, I continue to struggle with this problem. I...

FWIW, I continue to struggle with this problem. I fought it for a long time thinking there was a solution along the lines of a Halo, bandana, or something like that.

Finally I came to realize...
06-09-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,087
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Thanks for the info, CFB. And I agree 100%...

Thanks for the info, CFB.

And I agree 100% in your perspective that as we age and take more time off than 'just training rest' would dictate, we risk permanently losing a level of fitness that...
06-09-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,087
Posted By DaveLeeNC

CFB, I am curious about your HRV process. The...

CFB, I am curious about your HRV process. The last time I looked into that I discovered that I did not have a HR Strap that could do that measurement adequately. From what I can tell data...
06-07-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,087
Posted By DaveLeeNC

My problem is that my limitations are changing...

My problem is that my limitations are changing faster than I can assimilate them. dave
06-07-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,087
Posted By DaveLeeNC

Riding Changes, Aging, and Days Off

It wasn't that long ago that I could just let rest days happen when personal circumstances made riding difficult. 2 or 3 years ago if nothing came up and I ended up riding 9 days in a row - no big...
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