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Old 03-26-20, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
I reaaaally need to get more structure to my rides period. These days I just get on the trainer and keep spinning, but don’t do much else.

I know it’s not even a comparison to trainer road and sufferfest, but I think I’ll take a better look at zwift’s workout features. They’d gotta be better than just spinning right?
Zwift has a pretty good variety of workouts posted, including several programs tailored to various goals, and the ability to make your own. I did most of an FTP-improving series this fall and winter, which actually improved my FTP (as measured on the trainer). Lately, have been working through the Etape du Tour prep series because they're mostly doable and about one hour, which is my limit after 10 min to warm up and calibrate, etc. One caution is that most of the programs are designed for consecutive days with no real miles, so if you're riding outside and racking up stress that way, you may not be able to bang out the next workout on the following day.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Though as my coach put it, this is not a time to compromise your immune system by being even a bit undernourished. No races anyway - just build your engine and stay healthy.
So what I'm reading here is that the pizza and ice cream diet has a multi-purpose role: keeping me from getting sick and helping to avoid getting blown around when riding on deep dish rims. WIN!
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
One caution is that most of the programs are designed for consecutive days with no real miles, so if you're riding outside and racking up stress that way, you may not be able to bang out the next workout on the following day.
Great to know, thanks.
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...when riding on deep dish rims.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Though as my coach put it, this is not a time to compromise your immune system by being even a bit undernourished. No races anyway - just build your engine and stay healthy.
I don't know whether it's the extra road time, no weights, the anxiety, or what, but I am slowly losing weight and it's probably not a good thing. You really don't want to go into the ICU too light.
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I know, but it riles up the natives and tied in so well with the pizza theme.
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I know, but it riles up the natives and tied in so well with the pizza theme.
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So what I'm reading here is that the pizza and ice cream diet has a multi-purpose role: keeping me from getting sick and helping to avoid getting blown around when riding on deep dish rims. WIN!
I just live to spread good news!

He actually doesn’t want us doing intensity or big durations either, but me having a nervous breakdown won’t help anything. He’s also extra sensitive to this because his wife needed a bone marrow transplant and is permanently immunocompromised.
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Old 03-26-20, 08:30 AM
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I know, but it riles up the natives and tied in so well with the pizza theme.
Deep dish isn’t pizza anyway - it’s a regional abomination from the tundra.
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Old 03-26-20, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Deep dish isn’t pizza anyway - it’s a regional abomination from the tundra.
Soooo, the ice cream and casserole diet?
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Old 03-26-20, 08:44 AM
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He actually doesn’t want us doing intensity or big durations either, but me having a nervous breakdown won’t help anything.
I've heard similar recommendations. Un/fortunately, with the kids' school and activities squashed, I don't have time for the 3 - 4 hour rides, anyway. I mean, I guess I could, but that would mean leaving my wife alone with the kids and she just isn't practiced at keeping them occupied at home; they drive her nuts in short order.

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He’s also extra sensitive to this because his wife needed a bone marrow transplant and is permanently immunocompromised.
Yeah, I can see how that would lead to erring on the side of caution.
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That LAJ guy has got me hooked on “The Wire” and now I don’t go to bed until 11:30 or 12. I have ~50 hours in butt time watching.
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So what I'm reading here is that the pizza and ice cream diet has a multi-purpose role: keeping me from getting sick and helping to avoid getting blown around when riding on deep dish rims. WIN!
Mmmm, deep dish.
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We actually had pizza for dinner last night. It was not deep dish.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Deep dish isn’t pizza anyway - it’s a regional abomination from the tundra.
They need the extra carbs.
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I've heard similar recommendations. Un/fortunately, with the kids' school and activities squashed, I don't have time for the 3 - 4 hour rides, anyway. I mean, I guess I could, but that would mean leaving my wife alone with the kids and she just isn't practiced at keeping them occupied at home; they drive her nuts in short order.
And if I don’t self-medicate with exercise, I’m going to be an absolute wreck. Just trying to not leave myself shelled and vulnerable.
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They just told us they don't expect the peak until June.
With this in mind, my plans for going north this summer are effectively cancelled. T'would be nice if I can get my ticket refunded
This morning they say we peak in August. They must have found a way to flatten the curve
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This morning they say we peak in August. They must have found a way to flatten the curve
At work we were just told this morning to expect to be WFH for “quite a while”. Not sure what it means, and I doubt they know, but they’re buying desks and monitors for people who need them. AG is now told she’s WFH until mid-April, but that’s later than she was initially told and I assume it will be extended again.
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On the upside, I’m finally learning how to ride hard on the trainer - setting power and HR interval records that I had never approached indoors. Maybe I’ll get to do a charity ride in the fall and be one of the guys breaking the wind for hours. Or maybe everyone is in the same boat and all the rides will be stoopid fast.
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As I was writing that, I knew someone was going to crack wise. Glad to see I wasn’t disappointed.
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As I was writing that, I knew someone was going to crack wise. Glad to see I wasn’t disappointed.
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The scroll wheel on my mouse at work just died, so I asked IT for a replacement.

It's a super cheap Amazon Basics one that is absolutely tiny. In the first few moments of using it I'm starting to worry that extensive use will end up causing some cramping issues.

I really don't want to bring my mouse from home, but I don't really use my computer that much there so it might be worth it.
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The scroll wheel on my mouse at work just died, so I asked IT for a replacement.

It's a super cheap Amazon Basics one that is absolutely tiny. In the first few moments of using it I'm starting to worry that extensive use will end up causing some cramping issues.

I really don't want to bring my mouse from home, but I don't really use my computer that much there so it might be worth it.
As with spare bike parts, this is frustrating - I have piles of decent normal mice I don’t need.
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The scroll wheel on my mouse at work just died, so I asked IT for a replacement.
Did IT first tell you to re-start your computer?
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I have been on a departmental Zoom call since 11.

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