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07-19-19, 11:01 PM
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Posted By Heathpack

Ugh crazy work week and poor sleep kept me off...

Ugh crazy work week and poor sleep kept me off the bike 4 days this week and then today I couldnít quite muster the gumption to do an actual workout when I got on the bike. Gotta get myself doing...
07-19-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 742
Posted By Heathpack

For me, the Strava estimate of my FTP is usually...

For me, the Strava estimate of my FTP is usually quite good. I think it takes a fair bit of data for Strava to get it right, and maybe itís just that I ride a lot of TT efforts, but Iím impressed...
07-12-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,846
Posted By Heathpack

No, but Iíd be embarrassed if I won a UCI World...

No, but Iíd be embarrassed if I won a UCI World Championship by winning a fondo.

Oh wait, no I wouldnít.

:D
07-11-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,288
Posted By Heathpack

I am a 53 yr old woman and I aim for 2 grams per...

I am a 53 yr old woman and I aim for 2 grams per kg of ideal body weight per day. That’s a lot- 120 gm per day and I have to pay a lot of attention to what I eat to make sure I get enough protein in...
07-07-19, 10:54 PM
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Posted By Heathpack

Rode a bunch this weekend- 40 mile gravel ride...

Rode a bunch this weekend- 40 mile gravel ride with friends on 4th of July, 30 mile group ride on Fri, solo 20 mile climbing ride on Sat. I was planning on an early morning mtb climb today prior to...
07-02-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By Heathpack

I keep things like this short and sweet. I’d...

I keep things like this short and sweet. I’d probably say something like “thanks for everything but I’m not going to continue with you past XXX date.” If he asked why, I’d tell him but I wouldn’t...
07-01-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By Heathpack

I agree with Flatballer, the coach-athlete...

I agree with Flatballer, the coach-athlete relationship is exactly that: a relationship. If you don’t feel like you have a relationship, you should probably move on. Your coach might work well for...
06-20-19, 06:24 PM
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Posted By Heathpack

Found a really cool flowy trail system nearish to...

Found a really cool flowy trail system nearish to our Santa Fe rental house and rode there twice this week. Short rides but I’m feeling surprisingly tired this week. Took today off to noodle around...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 99,867
Posted By Heathpack

#girlpower...

#girlpower (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=girlpower)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 99,867
Posted By Heathpack

She tried to kiss the 3rd place woman when I was...

She tried to kiss the 3rd place woman when I was distracted. #podiumgirl (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=podiumgirl)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 99,867
Posted By Heathpack

Hey all yíall. Iím here in New Mexico for the...

Hey all yíall. Iím here in New Mexico for the National Senior Games. I raced the 5K and 10K timetrials over the weekend and no one is more surprised than me to say I won them both. Good racing for...
06-16-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 126,899
Posted By Heathpack

Based on aerotesting last year at ERO Sport, Giro...

Based on aerotesting last year at ERO Sport, Giro Empires are demonstrably fast shoes. With the general concept being laced shoes are faster than boa shoes.

Ive done all my bike fits at ERO since...
06-16-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,846
Posted By Heathpack

2019 National Senior Games, Womenís 50-54, 1st of 13, won by 50 seconds

My second of two races today and I felt really good. Won by a good margin, this was my fastest 10K time ever too.

We had a slight headwind uphill outbound leg and tailwind downhill return leg....
06-15-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,846
Posted By Heathpack

2019 National Senior Games, Albuquerque, W50-54, 1st of 12

Won it by 14 seconds. Raced pretty well but I think I could have gone harder. I had some tough training rides earlier in the week in which I really was crushed by the altitude, and this led me to...
06-12-19, 06:29 PM
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Views: 706,311
Posted By Heathpack

Pretty anemic 10K race effort for me today out on...

Pretty anemic 10K race effort for me today out on the NSG TT course. Couldn’t get my head into it. Heat, wind, altitude, and short distance- all things that are not really in my wheelhouse. ...
06-12-19, 06:07 PM
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Posted By Heathpack

I essentially ride tests quite frequently, in...

I essentially ride tests quite frequently, in that I do regular 20K TTs and a fair number of long intervals. Iím also totally game for riding a test whenever, just rest up and do it, if for some...
06-11-19, 09:56 PM
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Posted By Heathpack

I’m in Albuquerque prepping for the National...

I’m in Albuquerque prepping for the National Senior Games TTs. Today I did a mock 5K race effort.

Altitude (we’re at 5800 ft) is not my friend. We arrived Sat night and today, day 3 at...
06-10-19, 10:28 PM
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Posted By Heathpack

Way to go TMonk!

Way to go TMonk!
06-06-19, 07:22 PM
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Views: 14,542
Posted By Heathpack

Im there.

Im there.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 99,867
Posted By Heathpack

Hey LesterOfPuppets, I’m in town for this...

Hey LesterOfPuppets, I’m in town for this conference and tomorrow evening mr h arrives with my bikes. Sat midday we leave for New Mexico.

Im thinking of riding around dawn for an hour on Sat...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 99,867
Posted By Heathpack

Enjoy it while it lasts, TMonk

Enjoy it while it lasts, TMonk
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 99,867
Posted By Heathpack

Mini. The macros standards donít fit into...

Mini.

The macros standards donít fit into Earthdog tunnels.

Puppy Love discovered sticks when we were in Big Bear last. Here sheís encouraging me to throw the damn thing already.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 99,867
Posted By Heathpack

Puppy Love is only 11 pounds. Just sayin

Puppy Love is only 11 pounds. Just sayin
06-02-19, 02:47 PM
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Views: 706,311
Posted By Heathpack

BOO YAH. Yesterday mock 5K TT and today mock...

BOO YAH.

Yesterday mock 5K TT and today mock 10K TT, both on the same flat-terrain course at 5100ft elevation up in the Lockwood Valley.

Landed like a feather both days on my exact-to-the-watt...
06-01-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13,719
Views: 706,311
Posted By Heathpack

Through LA on Sunday morning is not bad at all. ...

Through LA on Sunday morning is not bad at all. Going home would be less fun. We have this exact paradigm when I race Fiesta. We leave a little before 4am and the drive with zero traffic is...
05-31-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13,719
Views: 706,311
Posted By Heathpack

furiousferret, Iím confused about the comment...

furiousferret, Iím confused about the comment about FTP. By definition, shouldnít you be able to ride your FTP for a 40k TT? You should do the Piru series, really whatís 110 miles? Each way.

...
05-30-19, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Heathpack

30 min of over/under intervals on the TT bike for...

30 min of over/under intervals on the TT bike for me today. 5 min each at 112%/90%. Felt easy at first and then it felt pretty hard.

:)
05-30-19, 01:43 PM
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Views: 706,311
Posted By Heathpack

yes

yes
05-30-19, 12:20 PM
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Posted By Heathpack

The point of the altitude work is not training,...

The point of the altitude work is not training, my race is in two weeks so the training is effectively all done.

The point is data collection- understanding what kind of power decrement I should...
05-29-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13,719
Views: 706,311
Posted By Heathpack

Oy I’ve been stymied of late weatherwise. I’ve...

Oy I’ve been stymied of late weatherwise. I’ve been needing to get some mock TT efforts in at around 5800 ft. I need a flat course, relatively close to home. Last weekend we were supposed to go...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 99,867
Posted By Heathpack

Billy d eagle pic incredible ...

Billy d

eagle pic

incredible


https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/photographer-captures-image-eagle-symmetrical-reflection
05-25-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,846
Posted By Heathpack

furiousferret, postrace subpoena is a classic

furiousferret, postrace subpoena is a classic
05-23-19, 09:52 PM
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Posted By Heathpack

My TT workout this morning was scheduled as an 8...

My TT workout this morning was scheduled as an 8 min interval at 112% or greater, then two 9 min intervals at 100%. Actually that was yesterday’s workout but had a stressful day at work on Tuesday...
05-23-19, 09:34 PM
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Views: 706,311
Posted By Heathpack

The cape is the best part

The cape is the best part
05-17-19, 09:43 PM
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Posted By Heathpack

furiousferret, Moorea was my favorite island in...

furiousferret, Moorea was my favorite island in French Polynesia.

Drove out to the Piru TT course today and did a single 18 min interval at 107%. Paced it really well.

Beautiful day, to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 99,867
Posted By Heathpack

Im not planning on riding while Iím in Phoenix. ...

Im not planning on riding while Iím in Phoenix. Iím there for a work conference.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 99,867
Posted By Heathpack

Welp. I made an offer on (yet) another...

Welp.

I made an offer on (yet) another timeshare. My offer was accepted. So here we go.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 99,867
Posted By Heathpack

June 4-8. Ships that pass in the night, it seems.

June 4-8. Ships that pass in the night, it seems.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 99,867
Posted By Heathpack

Thanks, it was a solid win. Bit of a confidence...

Thanks, it was a solid win. Bit of a confidence boost, Iím happy wth it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 99,867
Posted By Heathpack

Ima gonna be in town too next month. For a work...

Ima gonna be in town too next month. For a work conference. Not planning on any bikes though.
05-11-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 126,899
Posted By Heathpack

burnthesheep, for most people there is a maybe...

burnthesheep, for most people there is a maybe 10% power difference in TT position vs road position when you go to a new position on the TT bike. TTs are 90% preparation and 10% execution, so much...
05-10-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,846
Posted By Heathpack

Hey I missed the TTT portion of your post, not...

Hey I missed the TTT portion of your post, not sure if you meant TTT or if it was a typo and you meant TT.

But anyway: Iíve really wanted to try a TTT but have never had the opportunity. I just...
05-05-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,846
Posted By Heathpack

May 2019 Piru 20k ITT, Women 1-5, 1st of 6

Iíve intentionally started my last several TTs by racing a 10K pace and then winging it from there, with predictably Ďmehí results. Today I just wanted to go out and pace it right. And I did. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 99,867
Posted By Heathpack

Watch a greyhound lure coursing and you will see...

Watch a greyhound lure coursing and you will see how much faster they are than other breeds of dogs. Super quick turns too. Itís a beautiful thing.

They are generally not good with cats, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 99,867
Posted By Heathpack

Dusted off the Uuni pizza oven yesterday. Takes a...

Dusted off the Uuni pizza oven yesterday. Takes a little practice to master this thing. So of course weíre practicing again tonight. 2 min 30 sec cook time for my margherita.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 99,867
Posted By Heathpack

There goes my retirement.

There goes my retirement.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 99,867
Posted By Heathpack

J Econ Entomol....

J Econ Entomol. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26470083#) 2014 Dec;107(6):2171-81. doi: 10.1603/EC14195.Accuracy of Trained Canines for Detecting Bed Bugs (Hemiptera: Cimicidae).Cooper R...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 99,867
Posted By Heathpack

Too late. Puppy Loveís nosework instructor has a...

Too late. Puppy Loveís nosework instructor has a bedbug dog. Weíre already contaminated it seems.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 99,867
Posted By Heathpack

Jeez. Cuties. Going for a pup, I see, after so...

Jeez. Cuties. Going for a pup, I see, after so many years of adopting. Same thing happened to me this time. Sometimes you just want a puppy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 99,867
Posted By Heathpack

Yep

Yep
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