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Old 09-15-20, 01:20 PM
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Fiesta TTT and did 2x20K. We knocked 1 minute off our 40K best total and each 20K was within 5 seconds of each and 23 mph. Fiesta had typical crosswind so not really fast conditions.

Riding outside was like smoking a couple of packs of cigarettes due to the air quality. Hopefully, it will improve. Improving 1 minute for 40K is the equivalent of shaving ones legs. So it goes.
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My lame team members post up almost every week about a Tues or Weds ride. Several of them recently bought tri/TT bikes. I post up on Sunday for a Wednesday evening TT bike cruise. 10mi TT, intervals, drop and regroup.............crickets.

At lunch just been grabbing about 45min of SS in this glorious weather. Flatter out this way. So fast. Averaging over 23mph per ride on so-so pavement. Fun times.
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3x20ish around FTP. Pretty sure I had a 4th in me but cadence was getting stupid low.
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Cancelled my ride plans on Z, may try to sneak out for 30-45 min of quick MTB at the local open space park (Florida Cyn). Had some work to catch up on.
I got home early enough to do a second 0.5 hr MTB ride, ha!

Digging these off season vibes. Going with the flow and not "stressing it" are things that take some practice for me . Gonna play some piano in a bit, maybe do some chores-type stuff at a non-rushed pace. This entirely distasteful (-ly sized) pour of Washingtonian Syrah should help.
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This is for you TMonk
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hehe yeah that's a fun one. I have a theory that he actually does know how to play piano better than he lets on!
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His piano music sounds like the jazz equivalent of Arnold Schoenberg’s compositions.
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3R Zwift "San and Sequoias" race, about 30 min. About 4.2 w/kg for the duration, huge negative split due to the harder (undulating) nature of the second half of the course (Sequoias) with it's rollers and mini climb. Ordinarily I would double-up and go for some segments or do another race, but I took my time getting started and now I think I might just get into work a bit sooner. Ahhh... the off season.

Some crazy dude rode OTF at the onset and held ~6.0 w/kg to win solo (crazy, also suspicious...). Another rider shot off with a couple miles left and held it to the line, lower total avg w/kg and w than me so he's doing something smart. I took up the normal sprint a bit early from 0.5 mi and held it for 3rd, 20 something A's, 100-something total starters.
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Old 09-16-20, 10:49 AM
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Same flattish windy lunch TT bike spin. Tempo outbound. At the turnaround I saw my time and was like "screw it, hammertime". Hit it hard the 5mi back and hit my 10mi TT PR with just road kit and training wheels. Looks like my 10mi target power can now be right close to 280w. That's some good stuff. Especially since hitting the PR on not super fast pavement and not race kit.

So, good stuff. I'm going to say skinsuit, 90mm/disc, and TT helmet would give me a single mph also. So, gotta give it another go soon.

My TT bike training rides are starting to get comments on Strava.....like "is that for real?".
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oh boy, today was a tough one for me, it was a vo2 type workout 4 sets of 3x2.5min at 118%, got through the first set but I could tell from the last interval that the intensity was going to be a lot to sustain for 3 more sets, dropped the intervals to 113%, but cracked at the end of the 2nd set, then dialed it down to 320w (110%) and did the last 2 sets. I'd love to have finished it the way it was designed, but I'm happy to have been able to adjust and still get in a great workout. I think in some other times I'd just abandon it completely and fill in TSS with something easier. I'm already dreading next week with 3min at 120%, I think I'll be starting it with the target dialed back! lol
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Topped off yesterdays lunch ride with giving the road bike some love after dinner. 30mi. Rode tempo the whole time and managed 21mph at about 60ft per mile elevation. I got the green lights where it mattered where a hill feeds into an uphill while riding out of town. Then was able to ride mostly nonstop the rest of the way. Surprisingly few riders out. Traffic was mostly good. Got back home before dark but took the light anyway.

The old crap Stages power meter said like 205 or 210w AP for that.....lol, no. 21mph would be closer to 225w for that route. Whatever, just hate how it throws off my TSS.
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Old 09-17-20, 02:08 PM
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I've been doing the 16/8 (8pm to noon) intermittent fasting for about two weeks now and I've lost 5 pounds. I thought I would be miserable in the mornings, but it hasn't been too bad. The main challenge is that we tend to eat fairly late, so sometimes we're pushing up against my 8pm cut-off. I'm going to keep at it for at least another 5 pounds.
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Old 09-18-20, 05:17 AM
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I've been doing the 16/8 (8pm to noon) intermittent fasting for about two weeks now and I've lost 5 pounds. I thought I would be miserable in the mornings, but it hasn't been too bad. The main challenge is that we tend to eat fairly late, so sometimes we're pushing up against my 8pm cut-off. I'm going to keep at it for at least another 5 pounds.
5 pounds in two weeks is huge. I'm trying to lose 1-2 pounds a month right now lol.
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I've been doing the 16/8 (8pm to noon) intermittent fasting for about two weeks now and I've lost 5 pounds. I thought I would be miserable in the mornings, but it hasn't been too bad. The main challenge is that we tend to eat fairly late, so sometimes we're pushing up against my 8pm cut-off. I'm going to keep at it for at least another 5 pounds.
I've been doing IF at some level since med school. Lately things have been a bit all over the place but I lost almost 15-20 lbs this spring because of IF and also likely stress from being in the hospital during peak covid here in nj.

Sitting at like 165 now and I'm hoping to get back down to 155-160. Id like to end up staying at 160 but hoping to go down first so I can add a bit of mass when I start lifting again. 5lbs upper body muscle should be easy when I touch the weights again vgiven that I've only done yoga since March lol.
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The sky is finally starting to clear up around here, so I'm going to try and get some miles in outdoors next week, maybe even test on my favorite strip of road.
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Tropical storm about to hit and rain on us for 3-4 days. Guess Iíll have to ride the stupid trainer lol.

Set PRs for a 10í then a 5í effort at the end of a solid z2 ride yesterday. Iím down 10% weight wise, and my power is up 50+ watts for both since March, 5í just broke into the Coggan cat 2 range. I have another 5kg to go weight wise and Iím certain another 30-40 watts, so Iím thinking it may actually get to the cat 1 bracket. Maybe I donít have to race masters after all haha.
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Have had this cough on and off for months now. It seems sinus/congestion related. I donít have any real COVID symptoms, just this sort of annoying cough - it annoys my wife more than me - and taking cough syrup for a couple of days seems to knock it out for a few weeks.

Anyway, I skipped my Friday and Saturday workouts as a result.

Iím sure the weather change is a factor in this too. We went from 80s/90s to 60s overnight. Had to dig out pants to wear again.
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Most days I don't even bother anymore.
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3x10' today. Wish it was a 1x30', taking a break then mentally regrouping for another one is the hard part.
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6 hours 50 minutes. 121 miles including 3x20 km TTTs and 264 TSS. And watched the TdF every night.
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1x29 + 1x12. Basically just pedaled what felt correct up some climbs in a not all-out fashion. Data gels with the 3x20's I did on Monday and what GoldenCheetah pegs my threshy at as well. Good data, gains keep coming.

Thing I'm trying to figure out is my legs *always* die before my lungs do. It seems like if I can figure that part of the equation out I'll find some relatively easy watts. Maybe as simple as adding in another easy day between harder workouts. Or it could be because my last structured vo2 workout was in March. But threshy is so much more fun...
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Thing I'm trying to figure out is my legs *always* die before my lungs do. It seems like if I can figure that part of the equation out I'll find some relatively easy watts.
Let me know if you figure it out, I have the same problem. Even doing 5x5s has my legs are dying well before I feel like my lungs are at their max. Had trouble even getting within 5 beats of my MHR last set of intervals. Tried low cadence, high cadence, same thing.
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Thing I'm trying to figure out is my legs *always* die before my lungs do.
What's your ftp and what are the wattages you are doing your FTP intervals at? What sort of intervals are your legs giving out on?
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What's your ftp and what are the wattages you are doing your FTP intervals at? What sort of intervals are your legs giving out on?
I would wager my FTP is between 355 and 360 but I really haven't tested this year. GoldenCheetah says 360, but when I do ftp by feel I tend to settle in around 357-358. Earlier this week my 3x20 were just below 360, yesterday my by feel 1x29 was 352 with a higher NP due to rolling uphill, tight turns, and such, but I could have done more.

I wouldn't say my legs give out per se, it's just obvious that they fatigue more quickly than my lungs do. For example, 3x20 day didn't really feel like much aerobically but my legs were not so happy by the last interval. So I am trying to figure out how to get legs and lungs to fatigue at roughly the same rate, but maybe that's not really possible.

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