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Addiction LXXVII

Old 02-01-20, 08:10 AM
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Damn, my favorite whey product is not even on the list (Muscle Milk). I started using it because the Florida State track team where my son competed was using it and winning titles at the time. That was convincing testimony for me. The fact MM isn’t even on the list is perplexing.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
In one of my former lives, Feb. was maple syrup month. Start tapping around the 10th, and ending when the days and nights are too warm for the sap to flow. Nice way to end the winter.
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The town that I lived in for 38 years was named Groveland for the maple groves. One particular grove was still tapping trees til about 1990 when the owner died and the property was subdivide for McMansions.

I still have a couple friends that tap trees using plumbing and what-not unlike the old grove mentioned above which was still taps and buckets.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Damn, my favorite whey product is not even on the list (Muscle Milk). I started using it because the Florida State track team where my son competed was using it and winning titles at the time. That was convincing testimony for me. The fact MM isn’t even on the list is perplexing.

mm whey isolate with added sugar and fat. atleast that’s all it was when I was in college.
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I went downstairs to do fake miles. Wanted to do a group ride for motivation. I could not find one at my level so signed up for one above my level. That was hard. I stayed with them for about 18 minutes, then lost my signal for a second and got spit out the back. I tried hard to bridge back but was redlining it even before the drop. I believe I did over my FTP for 20 minutes. That was hard.

Next time I will pick an easier group.
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Mrs datlas and I heading to the Penn Museum for some Culture. I would rather be riding.
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Busy morning, dogs walked. Food shopping with Mrs. Pirkaus, done. Buy doorway jumper for grandson, done.
Breakfast consumed. Addiction read. Fake miles will ensue later.
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Old 02-01-20, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
We’ve had 20” which is +5” but I still beat my January mileage average.
I really am in awe! What with a 6am-4pm job and then kids to take to activities to, all I can manage is fake miles..
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I went downstairs to do fake miles. Wanted to do a group ride for motivation. I could not find one at my level so signed up for one above my level. That was hard. I stayed with them for about 18 minutes, then lost my signal for a second and got spit out the back. I tried hard to bridge back but was redlining it even before the drop. I believe I did over my FTP for 20 minutes. That was hard.

Next time I will pick an easier group.
Yeah, fake groups for fake miles are almost always average more than the claimed averages on a good day, I can’t fathom what the level above would be
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Thanks, but that won't be til tomorrow.
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Protip: running 90 minutes when you haven't gone north of an hour in six weeks hurts.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Protip: running 90 minutes when you haven't gone north of an hour in six weeks hurts.

I don’t think I could run a mile to save my life.
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Almost as surprising is the fact that we've had no snow as well.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Slow morning. Must be Saturday
Saturday morning interval session down at the shop.
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I don’t think I could run a mile to save my life.
I've occasionally wondered where the inflection point is where I could outrun the NFL boys, especially ones like the Mannings. Then I heard a former Charger say he had it on good authority that Rivers had never run a mile in his life. Just not in the job description.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
PHX snow total: 0' 0"
LOP Friday chin up report: one set of 4, one set of 3
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
The town that I lived in for 38 years was named Groveland for the maple groves. One particular grove was still tapping trees til about 1990 when the owner died and the property was subdivide for McMansions.

I still have a couple friends that tap trees using plumbing and what-not unlike the old grove mentioned above which was still taps and buckets.
I used taps fashioned from elderberry stems, and plastic milk jugs
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I don’t think I could run a mile to save my life.
So you won't mind if I jump over your lifeless body? It's nothing personal, just about survival.
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I've occasionally wondered where the inflection point is where I could outrun the NFL boys, especially ones like the Mannings. Then I heard a former Charger say he had it on good authority that Rivers had never run a mile in his life. Just not in the job description.
The same with Tom Brady, most likely.

Interestingly enough, nowadays most of the most successful QBs are all mobile . . . Mahomes, Jackson, Wilson, Rodgers, Watson . . . . who am I missing? The defensive ends have gotten too athletic to hold off for more than 3 seconds, you better be able to move your ass.
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The same with Tom Brady, most likely.

Interestingly enough, nowadays most of the most successful QBs are all mobile . . . Mahomes, Jackson, Wilson, Rodgers, Watson . . . . who am I missing? The defensive ends have gotten too athletic to hold off for more than 3 seconds, you better be able to move your ass.
I didn't want anyone thinking I was trying to sneak in a dig at him, but yes. And yes, those guys could blow me away over shorter distances... but how are they at the mile? Probably good. 5k? Marathon? At some point even they'll slow down.
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I don’t think I could run a mile to save my life.
I could, but it would involve being chased by someone with a "kitten".
We all know running is stoopid.
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I remember seeing a neck warmer type of contraption being recommended in the past, but can’t find it now (perhaps in a previous Addiction). Any recommendations?
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I didn't want anyone thinking I was trying to sneak in a dig at him, but yes. And yes, those guys could blow me away over shorter distances... but how are they at the mile? Probably good. 5k? Marathon? At some point even they'll slow down.
In general I don't think sprinters are good at long distance competitions. I'm sure they could maintain a jogging pace almost indefinitely, but they would be outclassed in a distance competition. I hated it, myself
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I could, but it would involve being chased by someone with a "kitten".
We all know running is stoopid.
I think I could jog a mile, then I'd have to jump into a vat of magnesium gel to fight the cramps.
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I remember seeing a neck warmer type of contraption being recommended in the past, but can’t find it now (perhaps in a previous Addiction). Any recommendations?
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
I really am in awe! What with a 6am-4pm job and then kids to take to activities to, all I can manage is fake miles..
I've been fully retired for 11 years but my average includes my working years, too. I have no idea how I managed back then though I do remember using lights a lot.
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