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Old 05-24-19, 01:25 PM
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ECHO and Stress tests coming up on Wednesday. Been feeling fine, riding 6 to 8 hrs endurance a week. Keeping it mellow, no intensity. Will be interesting.
Good plan, I'm in the same boat for this season at least for a different reason.

Best of luck on the testing, hope it's "Good to Go!"

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Stress went really well, that's the first time I've ever been on a treadmill and got some cool patterns shaved on my chest

Clinically negative, electrically negative, no arrhythmia's (resting ECG still "abnormal" but not an issue). Rules out a lot of concerns. Still waiting on the ECHO but was told nothing is off limits.

Thinking back. When this all started I was going through a tough block, more VO2 work than I've done in a very long time. At the same time I had a huge issue at work. I'm used to dealing with a lot of stress but think I often discount how much of it my body absorbs. I need to be more conscious of that & back training down to lower intensity when work gets insane. This time I had made a conscious decision not to do that, was too much.

Did some Over Unders on the TT bike Thursday. 3x15 SS on tap for Saturday. Have time to tune up for a TT in mid July. Really thinking about getting back on the Track sometime this summer.
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Great news!
Getting thoroughly checked out when "something feels Wrong" is way smart.
As Roseanne Rosannadanna once said: "Well, Never Mind". Seems like you are Good to Go.


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Did 2x20 on the TT Bike Saturday, staying on the low side of SS. Just trying to relax and feel efficient. I can honestly say that is the best I have ever felt Aero. Averaged 23 mph on NP of 202W for the intervals. Wearing regular road helmet & jersey with stuff in the pockets. I had pushed 20 min power up to 260 W (pretty good for me) before backing off in March, so have some potential to go fast I think.

Sunday was a 3 hr progressive ride, came home with a solid 180 TSS for the day. Feel good.

Oh finally got the ECHO results today. Nothing, zip.
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A little testing at race pace Saturday. Tried several TT bar configurations in a stiffer than expected crosswind. Too close to call on performance but hands a little higher did seem to help with control. A longer ride today, around 200 TSS and felt great from start to finish.
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A little testing at race pace Saturday. Tried several TT bar configurations in a stiffer than expected crosswind. Too close to call on performance but hands a little higher did seem to help with control. A longer ride today, around 200 TSS and felt great from start to finish.
Sounds like you are Good to Go for the Castoville TT at the end of the month.
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Sounds like you are Good to Go for the Castoville TT at the end of the month.
Have a great race!

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Thanks! Certainly in a much better place mentally and catching back up physically.
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Thanks! Certainly in a much better place mentally and catching back up physically.
Anyone who hasn't been through a big check on a potential major health issue has no idea of how much of a mental load one gets put under waiting for "the results".
Huge win for you on "Good to Go!", puts being on a podium step in a bike race in the proper perspective.
Now, get out there and have at it!

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The summer challenge, a 20 year old shoulder injury that for no apparent reason has decided to be relevant again. Any rotation is painful, that keep you up half the night kind of ache. I had to widen my pads quite a bit to accommodate. Wider elbows & hands together seems to put my shoulder in a neutral enough position to manage. Can't really shrug though. Did a couple of race pace runs on a 10K out & back and was reasonably comfortable. A few wincing moments on some rough patches, It kept my mind off my legs

20K tomorrow on a course I know well. Should be interesting.
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Not so good. Threw the chain twice on the way out, no idea. Ended half assing almost 20m out and three quarter assed 14:50 back. On the return shoulder discomfort had me out of the pads at least 3 times, wobbling down hills in fear of my life. Honestly not worth the effort.
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Nice try, really.
Coming back from an injury and still pinning on a number and having at it, regardless of the result, is commendable.

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