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genejockey 11-17-21 11:19 PM

I'm working my way through the Zwift Academy workouts, this time doing them with FTP set at my most recent value. I'm not sure why, but I'm finding them a lot more doable, even at a higher FTP setting. Also, my HR is not only not going quite as high (maybe 4 bpm lower maximum) but also it's dropping a lot farther in the recovery segments - the lowest it got during the 6 minutes between the 2 sets of 3 back in September was 132. Tonight it was 113.

I find it hard to believe I'm suddenly in that much better shape. Maybe I was sick in September/October or something?

MoAlpha 11-18-21 04:28 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22311599)
whats definition of the back of the knee? the pain is underneath my knee cap.

at times I get the sensation my knee wants to pop or it has a moving sensation. Not large movement but I can feel it. Not often and I never noticed it until this started.

Ah, okay. Look up “chondromalacia” as long as you’re googling.

MoAlpha 11-18-21 04:40 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22311660)
I'm working my way through the Zwift Academy workouts, this time doing them with FTP set at my most recent value. I'm not sure why, but I'm finding them a lot more doable, even at a higher FTP setting. Also, my HR is not only not going quite as high (maybe 4 bpm lower maximum) but also it's dropping a lot farther in the recovery segments - the lowest it got during the 6 minutes between the 2 sets of 3 back in September was 132. Tonight it was 113.

I find it hard to believe I'm suddenly in that much better shape. Maybe I was sick in September/October or something?

Breakthrough! I see steps and other apparent non-linearities in my response too.

ls01 11-18-21 04:49 AM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22311036)
Valid point. I'm not significantly concerned with analyzing my fitness in great detail. I know when I'm riding better, and feeling stronger. That's enough for me.

I just try to stay on the same courses, and look at my average wattage. Up is better down I'd bad . Kiss method for dummy. If I'm setting P.r.'s I must be doing something correct.

ls01 11-18-21 04:50 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22311042)
I am at 6340 miles for the year. I think that’s plenty, but if the weather permits I do have a shot at 7K for the year. 6.5 is almost a sure thing. One of the retired geezers I ride with has over 11K, which is impressive for a guy of 76.

Yeah, but what's his average speed?.....

ls01 11-18-21 04:53 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22311162)
I keep seeing these two threads juxtaposed:

"Chain Fell Off Mid-Pack"
and
"Does Anyone Bring A Spare Chain?"

- which, despite what you might think, were NOT started by the same person.

Sock?

ls01 11-18-21 04:54 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22311181)
Never break the chain.

Here is my favorite cover version:

https://youtu.be/jVLNB3d-2cA

effing scrambled! Eff you , you tube!

indyfabz 11-18-21 05:13 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22311393)
Nope. Michelle B is an old rider, who has been riding with us for many years. She is riding a Ti Seven. All the cool kids ride Ti, it seems.

She’s had that bike for decades. Shoes the longevity of ti.

ls01 11-18-21 05:23 AM

5500 ish miles this year. Not to bad for the amount of time I spend at work.

WhyFi 11-18-21 07:27 AM

Well, since we're doin' show and tell with the annual mileage, I'm at 6150, with a few hundred of that coming on the trainer.

WhyFi 11-18-21 07:34 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22311660)
I'm working my way through the Zwift Academy workouts, this time doing them with FTP set at my most recent value. I'm not sure why, but I'm finding them a lot more doable, even at a higher FTP setting. Also, my HR is not only not going quite as high (maybe 4 bpm lower maximum) but also it's dropping a lot farther in the recovery segments - the lowest it got during the 6 minutes between the 2 sets of 3 back in September was 132. Tonight it was 113.

I find it hard to believe I'm suddenly in that much better shape. Maybe I was sick in September/October or something?

I see on Strava that you mention a going to a higher cadence (110+rpm) for the VO2 max intervals - yeah, that's always been the case for me that my best results in that region, and above, have been at higher than cruisin' cadence (which is something that probably would have taken a while to realize with ERG).

indyfabz 11-18-21 07:41 AM

R.I.P. Philip Margo.

Philip Margo, Singer on ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight,’ Dies at 79 – Billboard

WhyFi 11-18-21 07:43 AM

Most of my CPU cycles, during this morning's coffee and tea, have been devoted to ironing out how to tackle a not-insignificant to-do list while the girl is at preschool.

....and then I happened to glance at the family calendar and saw that my wife had added a preschool concert to the day, smack dab in the middle of the morning. :troll:

seedsbelize2 11-18-21 07:59 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22311845)
Most of my CPU cycles, during this morning's coffee and tea, have been devoted to ironing out how to tackle a not-insignificant to-do list while the girl is at preschool.

....and then I happened to glance at the family calendar and saw that my wife had added a preschool concert to the day, smack dab in the middle of the morning. :troll:

What might this entail? I have not a clue.

seedsbelize2 11-18-21 08:01 AM

20 years ago tomorrow we crossed the American/Mexican border for the first time as expats.
:bday:

MoAlpha 11-18-21 08:09 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22311501)
8023 miles and about 466,000’ of vertical for the year. Maybe an 8th of that is fake.

Wait a minute. I checked intervals.icu and have to come clean with the real numbers:

Total miles: 7476 mi; 459195 vertical ft
Fake: 1668 mi; 123146 vertical ft


I misunderestimated the fake miles and there was some walking and hiking in the above numbers.

LAJ 11-18-21 08:18 AM

I just have hours, because I don't run a speed sensor on my trainer. 340 hours so far this year, which doesn't count weights.

WhyFi 11-18-21 08:19 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22311867)
What might this entail? I have not a clue.

Preschool kids, mine included, singing.

MoAlpha 11-18-21 08:28 AM

Training load for the year is 29950.

datlas 11-18-21 08:33 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22311897)
Preschool kids, mine included, singing.

Does it entail earplugs?

Velo Vol 11-18-21 08:33 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22311880)
I misunderestimated the fake miles and there was some walking and hiking in the above numbers.

Now the truth comes out.

Velo Vol 11-18-21 08:36 AM

Map of the Day

18 November 2021

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...31655701f8.png

Trsnrtr 11-18-21 08:38 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22311895)
I just have hours, because I don't run a speed sensor on my trainer. 340 hours so far this year, which doesn't count weights.

I just enter "trainer" in my log. no miles or hours. However, if I subtract my real miles from the miles that Strava says that I have, I get 535 indoor miles this year.

Mojo31 11-18-21 08:40 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22311916)
Does it entail earplugs?

When it's your kid, it's all beautiful.

Surely you remember that.

Trsnrtr 11-18-21 08:41 AM

I'm in the middle of updating the nav system on my wife's CRV. What a convoluted, royal, mess.


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