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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 ďfeelĒ my legs develop...

For me, I can start to ďfeelĒ my legs develop some fatigue after about 90 minutes of Z2 and assume thatís 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
Forum: Road Cycling
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...
05-23-20, 05:30 PM
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Posted By procrit

Picked up a Kickr and got Zwift setup. Next weeks...

Picked up a Kickr and got Zwift setup. Next weeks forecast shows rain through the weekend, so I guess Iíll be getting familiar with it. I did a short 15 min ride on it last night, itís definitely...
05-23-20, 04:40 PM
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Posted By procrit

Solid ride though. IF of .9 for 3 hours is a beat...

Solid ride though. IF of .9 for 3 hours is a beat down.
05-21-20, 07:42 PM
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Posted By procrit

Eh, not true. I know someone in the pro peloton...

Eh, not true. I know someone in the pro peloton that doesn't dope and he won a stage in a GT last year. The "everybody does it" is a cop out for the less talented and driven when they get caught.
05-21-20, 09:29 AM
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Posted By procrit

Rest week is going well, just doing a few fasted...

Rest week is going well, just doing a few fasted Z2 rides and letting my TSB get some relief. Sleep is solid and I feel good overall. I'm definitely going to be ready to do some work on the next...
05-17-20, 06:36 PM
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Posted By procrit

Legs felt good today and I did the local hammer...

Legs felt good today and I did the local hammer ride. 75 miles, 240 TSS. Ready for a rest week!
05-15-20, 03:47 PM
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Posted By procrit

I put a plan together for the potential road...

I put a plan together for the potential road race. CTL ramp rate of ~4 per week, peak TSB to -25 to -30 at the end of a training block, blocks are 3 weeks on / 1 week off. 12 weeks of base with some...
05-15-20, 10:52 AM
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Posted By procrit

Well dealing with life and stress can be part of...

Well dealing with life and stress can be part of the training process, so maybe it's not so off topic? Either way, glad you are doing well work wise, it's always great to hear positive stories. And...
05-15-20, 08:40 AM
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Posted By procrit

I'm a small business owner with two mortgages,...

I'm a small business owner with two mortgages, family, IE lots of overhead, and this whole covid 19 thing has quadrupled my overall stress levels. Not from a "I'm afraid of the virus" standpoint...
05-15-20, 08:29 AM
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Posted By procrit

I'm rethinking my training plan. Any major...

I'm rethinking my training plan. Any major intensity gives me a lot of fatigue, and with a CTL in the 40's I just don't think I'm ready. I'm going to take the next 12 weeks and just focus on...
05-14-20, 12:34 PM
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Posted By procrit

Its easier in general for me to do intervals,...

Its easier in general for me to do intervals, indoors or out, when I have an actual race to prep for. All about the mental state.
05-14-20, 09:03 AM
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Posted By procrit

Went out for some FTP work today without any...

Went out for some FTP work today without any breakfast or coffee, and it was awful. One interval in and I was mentally done. Wattage was slightly off as well, I just didn't have "it" today. Just...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 08:25 PM
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Posted By procrit

I still wouldn't buy from them from just the...

I still wouldn't buy from them from just the customer service and quality control standpoint. Either you stand by your products or you don't. Clearly they don't and will keep sending out the...
05-12-20, 12:02 PM
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Posted By procrit

The new bike also has longer cranks (175 vs what...

The new bike also has longer cranks (175 vs what I normally ride 170-172.5), so that could be some of it too. Either way, the bike is definitely not going to work. My other two bikes are shorter on...
05-12-20, 08:45 AM
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Posted By procrit

I think that's what caused my knee issue today. ...

I think that's what caused my knee issue today. I slid the seat all the way forward and up a bit, but too much pressure on my wrists and legs...
05-12-20, 08:43 AM
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Posted By procrit

I have played with the seat position quite a bit....

I have played with the seat position quite a bit. Sliding back definitely takes some pressure off of the hand, but i feel like I'm reaching way forward. Sliding it forward gets my upper body in a...
05-11-20, 07:38 PM
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Posted By procrit

Iíll try to get some extra sleep tonight and just...

Iíll try to get some extra sleep tonight and just be as fresh as possible for tomorrow. Itís interesting, my legs donít feel that great just sitting around the house, like Iíll stand up and my quads...
05-11-20, 03:14 PM
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Posted By procrit

Quick question, It's been a while and I can't...

Quick question, It's been a while and I can't remember. I'm into my third week of the second block of training and my TSB has gone pretty far negative, around -40 to -45 this past week. How far...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 12:42 PM
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Posted By procrit

I would stay far away from bikes direct. Their...

I would stay far away from bikes direct. Their frames are garbage. I bought one years ago that had full dura-ace, and all high end parts, etc, but the rear drop out was not aligned properly with...
05-11-20, 08:42 AM
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Posted By procrit

I bought a new bike (slightly larger), and...

I bought a new bike (slightly larger), and overall it feels better, but my wrists are having a hard time. It has a 3cm longer reach to the hoods, which I'm sure is what is causing some minor wrist...
05-07-20, 08:57 AM
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Posted By procrit

I didn't even think of that. Density altitude was...

I didn't even think of that. Density altitude was 1000 ft on Tuesday, and -100 ft today... Looking at the numbers that is worth almost .5 mph, which means even with just 4 more watts, today's time...
05-07-20, 07:57 AM
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Posted By procrit

Tested the 38's today, I'm not sure I'm any...

Tested the 38's today, I'm not sure I'm any faster, but it's hard to say. I beat my TT time from Tuesday by a handful of seconds but I also pushed a few extra watts. Wind was definitely more...
05-06-20, 05:55 PM
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Posted By procrit

Well, I just tried 38's (40 in the drops), and...

Well, I just tried 38's (40 in the drops), and it's actually pretty comfortable. My jacket size is 38-40. I'll have to take some pictures to see what it looks like, but it "feels" good. I guess proof...
05-06-20, 03:16 PM
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Posted By procrit

Ah ok. I'm going to try some narrow bars and see...

Ah ok. I'm going to try some narrow bars and see how it works. Worst case I'll go back to 44's, but I think 40 (or possibly narrower) may get me more aero.
05-06-20, 01:15 PM
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Posted By procrit

I've started to work on mine as well. I know...

I've started to work on mine as well. I know I'll have my power back soon, but being able to put that down while being aero and reasonably comfortable is something else.

What width bars are you...
05-06-20, 10:26 AM
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Posted By procrit

27 mph is REALLY fast for 320w.

27 mph is REALLY fast for 320w.
05-05-20, 02:15 PM
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Posted By procrit

Certainly easier than trying to break through a...

Certainly easier than trying to break through a plateau!
05-05-20, 01:06 PM
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Posted By procrit

I took a 10 year break from all riding and went...

I took a 10 year break from all riding and went from 160-165 lb and a 350w 20 min power to 190-192 lb and a 250-260w 20 min. Two months in, I'm down to 179.0 this morning and my 20 min power is...
05-05-20, 09:06 AM
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Posted By procrit

Road the quarantine TT from last weekend with a...

Road the quarantine TT from last weekend with a different bike, aero wheels, race tires, skin suit, and a better position (shoulders tucked in, elbows dropped and tucked while on the hoods vs riding...
05-04-20, 05:06 PM
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Posted By procrit

Favero Assioma Duo.

Favero Assioma Duo.
05-04-20, 03:18 PM
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Posted By procrit

Well I just ordered a 53/39 165mm to try, along...

Well I just ordered a 53/39 165mm to try, along with 38cm ergo bars to get my front end a little tighter.
05-04-20, 07:44 AM
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Posted By procrit

What do you guys think about going with a shorter...

What do you guys think about going with a shorter crank? I rode 170's when I raced last, which felt better than 172.5 (which I currently have), but I'm debating on trying some 165's to open my hip...
05-02-20, 11:55 AM
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Posted By procrit

Did a social distance TT in the middle of a long...

Did a social distance TT in the middle of a long ride today. Just dialed it up to 300w and made it the 10 miles. I was on a very aero unfriendly bike and got beat by a guy doing 30 less watts (had an...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By procrit

I think the 45 is closer to a 10.5 than an 11. ...

I think the 45 is closer to a 10.5 than an 11. Make sure you bring cycling socks to test fit, cotton socks felt fine in a 45.5 for me, but with thin cycling socks it was definitely too big.
05-01-20, 07:50 AM
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Posted By procrit

I bought a $850 used CAAD 10 as a backup /...

I bought a $850 used CAAD 10 as a backup / trainer with sram red, and I'll be damned if it doesn't handle better than the $4000 carbon bike I've been riding. Outside of being a little rougher on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 12:49 PM
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Views: 1,002
Posted By procrit

Same. I also wear 45 in both Shimano and Sidi. ...

Same. I also wear 45 in both Shimano and Sidi. The toe box in the Shimano is larger and more comfortable though.
04-30-20, 11:52 AM
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Posted By procrit

Dropping weight for cycling seemed to make my...

Dropping weight for cycling seemed to make my running exponentially faster. Not sure what your weight is, but if you don't mind getting really skinny your run times will drop.
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