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Velo Vol 07-26-20 09:01 AM

Today's facepalm (so far): Going through some old mail and I find a refund check . . . from last September. Now have to see if they'll send another one or give credit. :crash:

WhyFi 07-26-20 09:07 AM

Ick. Yesterday was so sticky that I couldn't really use the (unwrapped) tops of my handlebars because they were too slickery with sweat that just wouldn't dry. While prepping in hopes of a late-morning ride, I noticed that there was still an oily sheen here and there. Puke.

datlas 07-26-20 09:11 AM

Got in a good ride. I was rewarded with a junk email that tells me I am a Strava “Local Legend” on a certain segment.

WhyFi 07-26-20 09:14 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21607631)
Got in a good ride. I was rewarded with a junk email that tells me I am a Strava ďLocal LegendĒ on a certain segment.

:bday:

So, are you done for the week? Asking for a friend. :innocent:

LesterOfPuppets 07-26-20 09:15 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21607622)
Ick. Yesterday was so sticky that I couldn't really use the (unwrapped) tops of my handlebars because they were too slickery with sweat that just wouldn't dry. While prepping in hopes of a late-morning ride, I noticed that there was still an oily sheen here and there. Puke.

Sunscreen sheen?

Someone needs to make extra long bar tape so you can tape flattop bars all the way to the stem.

Velo Vol 07-26-20 09:17 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21607631)
I was rewarded with a junk email that tells me I am a Strava ďLocal LegendĒ on a certain segment.

Incorrect.

WhyFi 07-26-20 09:18 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21607635)
Sunscreen sheen?

Someone needs to make extra long bar tape so you can tape flattop bars all the way to the stem.

No, not sunscreen. I rarely use it (prefer sun sleeves) and it was very overcast/threatening to rain yesterday. Personal oils, I guess? I repeat - ick.

And hard no - my aero handlebars are too pretty to be covering 'em up with tape. :love:

datlas 07-26-20 09:18 AM

Heidi want to Target yesterday evening and asked if we needed anything. Mrs datlas told her to get 3 bananas. She comes home with 3 BUNCHES of bananas! Google tells me we can preserve the bananas from ripening if we wrap each stem individually with plastic cling wrap. Anyone ever try? Does it work? I can post results in a few days.

rjones28 07-26-20 09:18 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21607614)
Today's facepalm (so far): Going through some old mail and I find a refund check . . . from last September. Now have to see if they'll send another one or give credit. :crash:

Try to keep up.

Bah Humbug 07-26-20 09:19 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21607631)
Got in a good ride. I was rewarded with a junk email that tells me I am a Strava ďLocal LegendĒ on a certain segment.

Was the reward the contents of an offshore bank account that they'll wire you just as soon as you send them your SSN?

MoAlpha 07-26-20 09:19 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21607560)
:foo:

Related, I'm looking ahead and starting to get scared about what it's going to take to continue to keep my fatigue above my fitness. It used to be that, if I were going to ride every day, I needed to mosey on many of those rides so that I didn't get too deep in to the red. Now I'm starting to need moderately hard rides on my 'off' days just to keep from crossing the fatigue/fitness streams.

I donít think thereís anything wrong with that. It just means youíre as fit as you need to be. The training models arenít designed for guys who just want to ride their asses off all season. Youíre supposed to hit CTL (fitness) targets and taper for events or take a few days off every few weeks. Whatís your CTL?

WhyFi 07-26-20 09:19 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21607643)
Heidi want to Target yesterday evening and asked if we needed anything. Mrs datlas told her to get 3 bananas. She comes home with 3 BUNCHES of bananas! Google tells me we can preserve the bananas from ripening if we wrap each stem individually with plastic cling wrap. Anyone ever try? Does it work? I can post results in a few days.

I'll take some of the banana bread in another week. :lol:

rjones28 07-26-20 09:19 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21607631)
Got in a good ride. I was rewarded with a junk email that tells me I am a Strava ďLocal LegendĒ on a certain segment.

Kudos

WhyFi 07-26-20 09:19 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21607646)
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. It just means you’re as fit as you need to be. The training models aren’t designed for guys who just want to ride their asses off all season. You’re supposed to hit CTL (fitness) targets and taper for events or take a few days off every few weeks. What’s your CTL?

What number/line is that?

edit:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...949cce535d.jpg

LesterOfPuppets 07-26-20 09:20 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21607641)
No, not sunscreen. I rarely use it (prefer sun sleeves) and it was very overcast/threatening to rain yesterday. Personal oils, I guess? I repeat - ick.

Personal oils, Eeeewwwww.

MoAlpha 07-26-20 09:22 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21607649)
What number/line is that?

Chronic training load, aka fitness.

WhyFi 07-26-20 09:25 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21607651)
Chronic training load, aka fitness.

94 yesterday, 91 atm. See above.

Velo Vol 07-26-20 09:27 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21607644)
Try to keep up.

The important mail should be labeled as such.

Bah Humbug 07-26-20 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21607649)
What number/line is that?

Everyone has their own names... CTL (Chronic Training Load) is fitness, ATL (Acute Training Load) is fatigue. The difference is "form". All of these are the Coggan/ TrainingPeaks terms.

But yes, what he said. The models are designed to allow periodization so that you hit a race or other such event both fit and fresh, and if you try to keep your Strava fatigue above fitness, you'll probably burn out. It's ok to take a whoosah and recover for a week.

https://media.giphy.com/media/o6kIScfjIawE0/giphy.gif

MoAlpha 07-26-20 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21607649)

Big fatigue and fitness numbers, low form, and massive and continuous slope in that fitness. The last thing Iíd worry about is adding TSS!

WhyFi 07-26-20 09:33 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21607660)
Big fatigue and fitness numbers, low form, and massive and continuous slope in that fitness. The last thing Iíd worry about is adding TSS!

My form pre-ride yesterday was beyond green and in to gray, so it was that 3+ hours at 81% that brought it slightly in to the red and now I'm back in the green today. :foo:

MoAlpha 07-26-20 09:46 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21607668)
My form pre-ride yesterday was beyond green and in to gray, so it was that 3+ hours at 81% that brought it slightly in to the red and now I'm back in the green today. :foo:

The green means fitness is increasing week on week, which obviously becomes harder and harder to do. Here my chart:


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d756a40fb.jpeg
Thereís lots of green early in the season, but I canít sustain it and I canít live in the red. Iím too old and just donít recover.

MoAlpha 07-26-20 09:50 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21607668)
My form pre-ride yesterday was beyond green and in to gray, so it was that 3+ hours at 81% that brought it slightly in to the red and now I'm back in the green today. :foo:

Just sent a follow request on Intervals.

genejockey 07-26-20 09:59 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21607684)
The green means fitness is increasing week on week, which obviously becomes harder and harder to do. Here my chart:



Thereís lots of green early in the season, but I canít sustain it and I canít live in the red. Iím too old and just donít recover.

Yikes! I wouldn't want to have to follow all of that stuff. Too much like work, by which I mean literally too much like my work, the stuff they pay me to do - data mining. Lucky for me I can't afford a power meter!

MoAlpha 07-26-20 10:07 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 21607703)
Yikes! I wouldn't want to have to follow all of that stuff. Too much like work, by which I mean literally too much like my work, the stuff they pay me to do - data mining. Lucky for me I can't afford a power meter!

Physiologists goní fizzle. I love my work; itís just an advanced and over-regulated form of play.

genejockey 07-26-20 10:11 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21607713)
Physiologists goní fizzle. I love my work; itís just an advanced and over-regulated form of play.

I'd find myself looking for meaning in the shape of the curves - plug them into Prism and test curve fits.....

MoAlpha 07-26-20 10:17 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 21607721)
I'd find myself looking for meaning in the shape of the curves - plug them into Prism and test curve fits.....

:lol: The data arenít that good.

datlas 07-26-20 10:22 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21607634)
:bday:

So, are you done for the week? Asking for a friend. :innocent:

Yes. Itís all yours. I mean your friendís.

LesterOfPuppets 07-26-20 10:45 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21607738)
Yes. Itís all yours. I mean your friendís.

so all's I need to do is spin an easy century by midnight? Hmmm

LesterOfPuppets 07-26-20 10:47 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21607772)
so all's I need to do is spin an easy century by midnight? Hmmm

Or does the week end at midnight in Turkey? What's that, about 2pm?


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