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Training Status??? (IV)

Old 12-01-15, 08:12 AM
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no commute today as it's supposed to be raining this afternoon (40F and rain sounds like an incredible way to get sick) and a little too cold this AM to convince me to get out there to train. hit the rollers for a 3*20' set. first time rollering in the new apartment (did it in the basement). no complaints from the people who live on the first floor so that's good.
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Old 12-01-15, 08:27 AM
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I was supposed to take an off day today so I did the same as Mikey, minus the rollering. Tomorrow is trainer time in the morning and probably more driving in *sigh*. I really hate driving my car. Interestingly enough I am in that honeymoon phase with my trainer right now, everything seems so great when I am on the trainer, so easy to hit intervals, no cars. It is gonna get old in about a month and then I will start hating it.
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Originally Posted by dz_nuzz View Post
I was supposed to take an off day today so I did the same as Mikey, minus the rollering. Tomorrow is trainer time in the morning and probably more driving in *sigh*. I really hate driving my car. Interestingly enough I am in that honeymoon phase with my trainer right now, everything seems so great when I am on the trainer, so easy to hit intervals, no cars. It is gonna get old in about a month and then I will start hating it.
hah same. i never listen to music when riding outside so it's kind of nice to have some time to listen to tunes I haven't heard in a while.
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Old 12-01-15, 09:48 AM
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trainer season starts tonight in earnest: 60' with 2x20 tempo
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Old 12-01-15, 10:08 AM
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Cyber Mondayed myself a cheap set of folding rollers. Haven't had a set in over six years, now. Preeetttyy excited about it. So I'll be ready for TRAINING when they arrive.
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Old 12-01-15, 11:53 AM
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5 miles in 20 minutes today. Only 3 minutes slower than my typical commute in. Road pain is way worse than the trainer now though...
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Old 12-01-15, 11:55 AM
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Cold. Not as cold as yesterday, but still pretty damn cold. 2x30' @ 90%-ish
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Old 12-01-15, 11:56 AM
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Slept in this morning, training fail.

Perhaps can redeem something on the rollers tonight..
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Old 12-01-15, 12:41 PM
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36F and raining. This is just about the only weather I won't ride in. I really wanted to ride. Instead I did 2 days worth of aggro strength exercises.

Last year I managed to stay off the trainer until January 13. I'd be really happy to make it that far, or farther.
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cold here, but probably not as cold as caloso.

2hrs featuring 2x30 at 92%. The legs are starting to get a little stiff and sore, but I was able to complete the workout without any difficulty.

Tomorrow: 4hrs mid z2, harder on climbs
Th: 1hr mtb, as easy as possible
F: off
S: 5hrs low z2
Su: 3hrs at the highest pace I can manage.

Next week: Rest!
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Old 12-01-15, 04:26 PM
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Today might have been the coldest I've ridden in. It was somewhere between 28-33 degrees depending if we were in the golf course area or in a neighborhood. I wasn't freezing because I dressed appropriately but I never really warmed up or broke a sweat. It got even colder at sunrise. I'm so envious when I see people's afternoon rides on Strava. This morning at 5am was my one shot at riding.
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Today might have been the coldest I've ridden in. It was somewhere between 28-33 degrees depending if we were in the golf course area or in a neighborhood. I wasn't freezing because I dressed appropriately but I never really warmed up or broke a sweat. It got even colder at sunrise. I'm so envious when I see people's afternoon rides on Strava. This morning at 5am was my one shot at riding.
I rode with ski gloves over my regular cold weather gloves(the regulars are usually good until sub 30) a couple times 2 winters ago. When my hands started going number with that set up I called it a day and hustled home.
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Old 12-01-15, 08:18 PM
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Skipped out of work early, got in 1.5 hours of hammerage.

"cold" out!
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Originally Posted by dz_nuzz View Post
I was supposed to take an off day today so I did the same as Mikey, minus the rollering. Tomorrow is trainer time in the morning and probably more driving in *sigh*. I really hate driving my car. Interestingly enough I am in that honeymoon phase with my trainer right now, everything seems so great when I am on the trainer, so easy to hit intervals, no cars. It is gonna get old in about a month and then I will start hating it.
it really is a ton of quality time, for sure. you may not get so sick of it. i find that when i'm in that in-between season where sometimes i can ride outside and sometimes not, riding the trainer feels like accepting defeat, but once i'm exclusively riding the trainer, it's not so bad.

(i realize you commute but not sure if that is year-round; if so, you may never have that 'resigning myself to ride exclusively inside' breakthrough. )
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Old 12-01-15, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by globecanvas View Post
36F and raining. This is just about the only weather I won't ride in. I really wanted to ride. Instead I did 2 days worth of aggro strength exercises.

Last year I managed to stay off the trainer until January 13. I'd be really happy to make it that far, or farther.
that's the worst. i'd rather have it be a degree or 2 colder and snowing than just above freezing and rain.
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Old 12-01-15, 11:06 PM
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Just set up wider kreitler rollers; the "hotdog" ones I had before were so skinny it got annoying after 30 mins or so.

new ones are about a mile wide!!
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No active rain this morning but it's supposed to rain this afternoon. Drove to work with the intention to ride from the office. Roads were super wet though and it was cold enough (and I was sufficiently unprepared) that after about 5 minutes I was shivering and miserable. Turned around. Should have stuck to my original plan to ride the rollers. Good thing it's only December, I guess. Need to start getting my stuff together again.

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Old 12-02-15, 08:14 AM
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Nashbar has their rollers on sale right now for $120 if anyone was looking to get a cheaper set. I have the same set and they work just fine (haven't used anything else though, so my experience is limited)
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Old 12-02-15, 08:25 AM
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Are they loud? 3rd floor walk up, don't want to piss off the neighbors more than I already do.

Opener type thingies today. Power test tomorrow + volume for like 4hrs total. Then 4hrs Fri, Sat, Sun. Then I retreat for a week and lick my wounds.
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Are they loud? 3rd floor walk up, don't want to piss off the neighbors more than I already do.
I don't think they are that loud...but I also use them on a concrete floor in the garage right now. Not sure how they would be in an apartment.
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violence

doing all the winter **** your old wives' tales say not to.
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Old 12-02-15, 08:57 AM
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Fudgy is coaching you now?!
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Old 12-02-15, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Wylde06 View Post
Nashbar has their rollers on sale right now for $120 if anyone was looking to get a cheaper set. I have the same set and they work just fine (haven't used anything else though, so my experience is limited)
Performance has a folding set for $150, which is what I went for. They had $20 additional off plus free shipping deal on Monday, don't know if that's gone for good or what. Anyway, I figured a set that were easier to throw in the car were probably worth another $30.
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Performance has a folding set for $150, which is what I went for. They had $20 additional off plus free shipping deal on Monday, don't know if that's gone for good or what. Anyway, I figured a set that were easier to throw in the car were probably worth another $30.
I didnt realize they didnt fold up. A few more bucks for a folding set is definitely worth it
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