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hubcyclist 08-03-15 07:47 AM

spent friday and sat at my parents on the south coast of MA, took a couple of nice rides to the coast, which of course I can do that easily where I am, but I typically go west, so it was nice. picked up my new to me powertap yesterday, sadly no head unit at the moment to make it work (waffling between a couple of options), but I did order an ant+ usb stick to try out zwift

caloso 08-03-15 10:46 AM

Back to my standard, build-phase 2x30' at tempo. Didn't suck as much as I thought it might.

rideaz 08-03-15 05:21 PM

Spent the past 2 days in Northern AZ mountain biking with the husband. 4 hours yesterday and 2.5 hours today at altitude and a lot of climbing. I hurt all over! Really fun though and a great change of pace, scenery and weather! :)

TMonk 08-03-15 06:08 PM

yesterday:
8mi hike with elevation AM,
beach time with 1hr bodysurfing PM

today:
upper body WO AM,
1 hr lunch ride,
abs work PM

... although I wouldn't really call any of that Training right now - won't be doing that in earnest till halfway through September.

TMonk 08-03-15 06:12 PM

I did my lunch ride today on the fixed gear (42/18t), channeling my inner Mikey. I've been neglecting this thing big time since I start riding with the powertap a year ago. It's a nice, different feel - I dig it.

I like how the fixed gear (relative to SS) really makes you feel the features of the road more. Minute changes in direction (orientation WRT wind), gradient, road surface and momentum are really amplified.

bostongarden 08-03-15 08:50 PM

Did eight 1/2 mile-ish intervals as I might race on Sunday. I'm slow, but recovery and pain tolerance are decent -- 2 out of 3 ain't bad. Had a spooky experience on the way back to the start after #6 ; I noticed a giant tree limb had fallen onto the road -- I probably generated a sonic boom. With a motorist who was blocked, I hauled it off to the side of the road, which felt like an interval unto itself, and then did #7 and #8 . I tried to upload an image, but the process failed. You've all seen plenty of tree limbs I'm sure. I'm glad that the limb fell after I passed through -- what-if stuff ran through my mind for a bit.

mike868y 08-04-15 03:29 AM

recovery rides yesterday and today.

gsteinb 08-04-15 07:19 AM

90 minute PR. Go figure

TMonk 08-04-15 08:31 AM

slept in and missed my 3hr z2 ride. Oops!

hubcyclist 08-04-15 10:39 AM

Did 2x15 @ 246w with my new to me powertap (inside), hopefully will try zwift later today once my usb stick arrives.

cyclingtolose 08-04-15 11:07 AM

Did my first ride on Zwift with my new Power Meter, have just started being able to train with power as of about 2 weeks ago. Can definitely see how Zwift can get addictive, it was a lot of fun watching people pass you, close gaps, and checking out the sprint point as well. Need to get the tension adjusted so that I can put more power out without spinning out in the tough gears, but really was a lot of fun. Ended up going for 1.5 hours instead of the 45 minutes I was going to do.

aaronmcd 08-04-15 01:43 PM

Went out for the usual 4 minute hill repeats today, but after getting a good time on another 3 minute hill on Saturday, decided to just go all out. Got 3:19 on my segment, which is about 10 seconds longer than the Strava segment. But my gps had issues, so didn't get an official Strava time. About 6 seconds off my PR, even with the bad pacing (went out quite a bit too hard I think). Loong recovery and hit it 2 more times at the usual 4 minutes.

globecanvas 08-04-15 01:48 PM


Originally Posted by aaronmcd (Post 18044214)
Went out for the usual 4 minute hill repeats today, but after getting a good time on another 3 minute hill on Saturday, decided to just go all out. Got 3:19 on my segment, which is about 10 seconds longer than the Strava segment. But my gps had issues, so didn't get an official Strava time. About 6 seconds off my PR, even with the bad pacing (went out quite a bit too hard I think). Loong recovery and hit it 2 more times at the usual 4 minutes.

Do you normally only do 3x4?

aaronmcd 08-04-15 02:03 PM


Originally Posted by globecanvas (Post 18044235)
Do you normally only do 3x4?

Haha nooo. Usually 5 or 6. Sometimes 4. Once I had time and energy for 7.

Edit. Uploaded the good data, 3:06 segment time, 9 seconds off PR. Still 10 seconds slower than Fudgy and a whopping 40 seconds slower than the freak KOM by some new cat 5.

hubcyclist 08-04-15 02:48 PM

Well, did my first couple of laps on Zwift, that was pretty fun.Makes the trainer less mind numbing. 229w NP for 35 mins.

caloso 08-04-15 02:51 PM

Lunchtime pyramid intervals. Man, I have some work to do.

TheKillerPenguin 08-04-15 05:39 PM

1.5hrs easy spin.

Last night: 167lbs wayyyy high for me, family reunion eating all day
2 minutes ago: 159lbs. Body, you so crazy.

bostongarden 08-04-15 05:53 PM

Short ride of 32 miles: first few and final few miles were relaxed spinning; otherwise, a bit above tempo when I joined up with a friend who is much faster and a much more accomplished cyclist than me.

Enthalpic 08-04-15 07:00 PM


Originally Posted by Heathpack (Post 18042187)

Disclaimer: I'm a neurologist not a cardiologist.

I thought you were a veterinarian? While I have tons of respect for vets, if you are going to put a disclaimer at all, I would add that.

Ygduf 08-04-15 07:12 PM


Originally Posted by aaronmcd (Post 18044291)
Haha nooo. Usually 5 or 6. Sometimes 4. Once I had time and energy for 7.

Edit. Uploaded the good data, 3:06 segment time, 9 seconds off PR. Still 10 seconds slower than Fudgy and a whopping 40 seconds slower than the freak KOM by some new cat 5.

I ain't even going to look.. Markelz?

Heathpack 08-04-15 07:33 PM


Originally Posted by Enthalpic (Post 18045137)
I thought you were a veterinarian? While I have tons of respect for vets, if you are going to put a disclaimer at all, I would add that.

Ok, sorry veterinary neurologist.

But do you imagine that an MD neurologist has significantly different physiology training or that CV physiology in a dog or a horse is different from a human? Actually logistically, I probably spend way more time thinking about CV physiology than does an MD neurologist because I am the one running my anesthesia (on an intellectual level, I am not literally the person administering the anesthesia) and managing my critical care cases so I make a lot of treatment decisions that an MD neurologist would delegate to an anesthesiologist or a criticalist.

But apologies if my disclaimer was somehow not enough of a disclaimer. ;)

Enthalpic 08-04-15 07:54 PM


Originally Posted by Heathpack (Post 18045232)
Ok, sorry veterinary neurologist.

But do you imagine that an MD neurologist has significantly different physiology training or that CV physiology in a dog or a horse is different from a human? Actually logistically, I probably spend way more time thinking about CV physiology than does an MD neurologist because I am the one running my anesthesia (on an intellectual level, I am not literally the person administering the anesthesia) and managing my critical care cases so I make a lot of treatment decisions that an MD neurologist would delegate to an anesthesiologist or a criticalist.

But apologies if my disclaimer was somehow not enough of a disclaimer. ;)

As I said I have a lot of respect for vets. The multidisciplinary nature of the work is what most impresses me. Still...

Heathpack 08-04-15 08:00 PM


Originally Posted by Enthalpic (Post 18045301)
As I said I have a lot of respect for vets. The multidisciplinary nature of the work is what most impresses me. Still...

Ok, apologies. I have been deceptive and mis-represented myself. Sheesh.

Christobevii3 08-04-15 08:17 PM

For people who do 2x20' builds, if I break that up into say 5x8' does it give similar work? Is it just about time in that zone overall from that workout to get a benefit? I ask this because I live in a very limited area for riding during the week. I can usually get two 8 minute hits in a loop with a couple two minute relaxations between due to the route. Is this ok or should I be looking at something else?

furiousferret 08-04-15 08:20 PM

Legs were super sore, specifically both ankles, which is pretty pathetic. Slept for 4 hours last night, which was more than likely the cause of fatigue. Easy recovery.


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