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gsteinb 10-17-15 03:48 PM

it was a bit humbling that the local 1/2 team fielded a full squad at the tour to fred to try and beat me. and beat me they did. I didn't have the heart to tell them I was far less than 100% with banged up ribs, and merely enjoyed that they worked hard to do it.

revchuck 10-17-15 03:50 PM


Originally Posted by rideaz (Post 18246689)
I eat a light breakfast before I ride and consistently do 2.5-3 hour rides on just water.

I'm the same way. In my case, it's one of the few benefits of being old and feeble and having an FTP of 253. I did a 2:33 ride this morning that was mostly in Z2 but also included 3x(5x1') Z6 intervals. TSS was 176, IF was .83 and I produced 1658 kj. I did it on a bowl of Cherrios and two and a half bottles of water. My Z6 is probably @misterwaterfalls' Z3.

Surfer3287 10-17-15 06:43 PM


Originally Posted by globecanvas (Post 18249068)
TSB for the past 7 days:

-28
-26
-21
-10
-19
-28
-38

I actually just checked and I am above 0 for the first time since August 17th. Been hovering at -20-35, with a few dips upward to the teens twice for a rest day now and then.

furiousferret 10-17-15 07:52 PM


Originally Posted by gsteinb (Post 18249882)
it was a bit humbling that the local 1/2 team fielded a full squad at the tour to fred to try and beat me. and beat me they did. I didn't have the heart to tell them I was far less than 100% with banged up ribs, and merely enjoyed that they worked hard to do it.

You should have said something, we probably still had enough in the budget to send domestiques.

scheibo 10-17-15 08:11 PM


Originally Posted by rideaz (Post 18246689)
I eat a light breakfast before I ride and consistently do 2.5-3 hour rides on just water. I know a lot of people who don't eat breakfast but prefer to eat during the ride. Whatever works. I've never bonked so in general I think I have a pretty good handle on it.


Originally Posted by revchuck (Post 18249884)
I'm the same way. In my case, it's one of the few benefits of being old and feeble and having an FTP of 253. I did a 2:33 ride this morning that was mostly in Z2 but also included 3x(5x1') Z6 intervals. TSS was 176, IF was .83 and I produced 1658 kj. I did it on a bowl of Cherrios and two and a half bottles of water. My Z6 is probably @misterwaterfalls' Z3.

I ride mostly fasted (i.e. usually stop eating before ~5pm the day before) and regularly do 1.5-2.5 hour rides/workouts before coming home and eating breakfast. I just can't push myself hard if I feel bloated. Before a long ride I'll eat a normal breakfast first and then maybe be able to do 4-5 hrs without food pretty easily, though I usually start eating a little before that when I go longer because there's a very short window before you start bonking really really hard.

TheKillerPenguin 10-18-15 08:32 AM

I guess like 4-4.5hrs with 4x20 tempo. Waiting for it to warm up because it's still in the 30's and **** that.

Maltex 10-18-15 10:54 AM

220 tss on 3 hours of endurance/tempo with about 30 minutes of threshold intervals mixed in. Tried a kilo type attack at the end of the group ride, got away from everyone except one of the stronger guys on our team who just sat on my wheel and rode away from me as I started to crumble about 100 meters from the sprint point.

furiousferret 10-18-15 11:07 AM

Went out and did 20 miles on the mup. It was nice to get out, but didn't push it...push it real good cus I have relapsed from these illnesses and that's the last thing I want to happen.

Ygduf 10-18-15 01:39 PM

4 hours, 70mi 294tss. one hard 25min climb, otherwise lots of tempo

to add to the previous conversation, I ate 400 calories for breakfast, then did this 4 hours (3300kj) on 470 calories of food. 1 bottle perpeteum and 2 tubes of bloks.

hubcyclist 10-18-15 02:07 PM

40 miles outdoors today, first day out since Monday (on the trainer all week). Z2 ride again, and it was legit flurrying argh!

hack 10-18-15 02:20 PM

easy-ish tempo day. 2 hours, 35 miles, 145 TSS, a couple if light climbs mixed in

mike868y 10-18-15 04:02 PM

like 5.5 hours on the fixed gear? thought i was going to bonk then i spent like $6 on nutter butters and gatorade that got me home.

TheKillerPenguin 10-18-15 04:03 PM

Ugh, so cold and windy.

caloso 10-18-15 08:53 PM

I rode for an hour with the junior this afternoon. He always attacks me on the last corner before the house.

scheibo 10-18-15 09:09 PM

5 hours yesterday with ~1 hour of motivated climbing. 3.5 hours today feeling not as great, kind of expected. Focused on descending both days with promising results, I think actually trying to hit the right lines and minimize braking etc makes a big difference, go figure. Easy tomorrow.

TMonk 10-18-15 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by mike868y (Post 18251604)
like 5.5 hours on the fixed gear? thought i was going to bonk then i spent like $6 on nutter butters and gatorade that got me home.

nice @mike868y that's solid.

I may have to dust off my fg roadie pretty soon

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=483209

added in edit: also, you should post that in SS/FG, you'll get some street cred and shout outs for sure

mattm 10-18-15 10:31 PM


Originally Posted by Ygduf (Post 18251390)
4 hours, 70mi 294tss. one hard 25min climb, otherwise lots of tempo

to add to the previous conversation, I ate 400 calories for breakfast, then did this 4 hours (3300kj) on 470 calories of food. 1 bottle perpeteum and 2 tubes of bloks.

Shoulda ridden with me, my ride was way cooler.

aaronmcd 10-18-15 11:15 PM

Two and a half hours today, relaxed pace group ride. Descending Page Mill Road, a deer comes bounding up from the right and hits me mid leap across the road. Knocks me off my bike, a bit of road rash and the deer hit me right in the helmet so I need a new one. But it's a cool story!

revchuck 10-19-15 05:15 AM

Glad you got off easy, Aaron!

TheKillerPenguin 10-19-15 07:54 AM

Bro!

TexMac 10-19-15 08:22 AM

Sat ussuall 3 hrs group ride. Tempo, Fast, Tempo, Fast plus strong wind. The guys that ride only Saturday's like to push, while racers are trying to take it easy :)

TheKillerPenguin 10-19-15 08:36 AM

Off. 89 / -33. Ate french toast!

globecanvas 10-19-15 08:51 AM

64/-28. One leg jumps on my box today. Missed with one for the first time :/ never did that before I got the special jumping box. Special jumping box is dangerous.

gsteinb 10-19-15 08:56 AM

how high are you jumping single leg?

grolby 10-19-15 08:59 AM

Need to get some Z2 done today. Powers are fading with all the racing and no training, but I've got a mini-block coming up to prep for the last bit of my cross season. Then I can take a break and after that REALLY do some training.

gsteinb 10-19-15 09:02 AM


furiousferret 10-19-15 09:37 AM

http://i.imgur.com/OBsdVDV.gif

globecanvas 10-19-15 09:46 AM


Originally Posted by gsteinb (Post 18253075)
how high are you jumping single leg?


20". It was a failure of attention, not altitude.

mattm 10-19-15 09:54 AM


Originally Posted by aaronmcd (Post 18252411)
Two and a half hours today, relaxed pace group ride. Descending Page Mill Road, a deer comes bounding up from the right and hits me mid leap across the road. Knocks me off my bike, a bit of road rash and the deer hit me right in the helmet so I need a new one. But it's a cool story!

Damn, I've always been thinking that would happen, and I guess there's nothing you can do even if you're "ready" for it.. anyway glad you didn't get too banged up!!

Ygduf 10-19-15 10:22 AM


Originally Posted by globecanvas (Post 18253219)
20". It was a failure of attention, not altitude.

I don't think I could jump up a 6" stair with both legs.


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