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12-23-22, 04:54 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Howdy! All good here. I have a full time job and...

Howdy! All good here. I have a full time job and time is crazy limited, which is why I've been absent. Still riding lots (never as much as I'd like). Still, most hours since 2017.

All good on your...
12-23-22, 12:22 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

It is a cool metric, but I would caution against...

It is a cool metric, but I would caution against leaning on the data too heavily. I easily break the W* algo when I give enough of a **** to go all out. You may be holding yourself back unnecessarily...
06-30-22, 01:56 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Talent! I've attended zoom talks while riding but...

Talent! I've attended zoom talks while riding but never worked on anything that requires active attention.
06-23-22, 01:41 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

For repeatability at duration x, I typically just...

For repeatability at duration x, I typically just go reallllly hard but not all out hard relative to what I know I can hold at duration x.

For building max power at duration x, I go as hard as I...
06-20-22, 11:15 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Two weeks ago I took a rest week. Last weekend, I...

Two weeks ago I took a rest week. Last weekend, I set a 40min flat ground PR @ 4.8. Pretty stoked. I was pacing for 1hr via RPE but my lower back started aching, so I pulled the plug at a nice round...
05-19-22, 10:39 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Power seems back to normal, which is quite nice....

Power seems back to normal, which is quite nice. Did 1x30 at an honest but not eye watering pace last night and it was a few notches lower on the RPE scale than similar efforts over the winter. The...
05-11-22, 07:10 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Max sprint power is back up to 1177w (PB is...

Max sprint power is back up to 1177w (PB is 1230). Also hit 1020W for 15 seconds today, which is far and away a personal best.

I tilted my saddle down a bit yesterday and the issues I posted about...
05-02-22, 05:08 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Raced saturday. Started a breakaway 1.5hrs in, 4...

Raced saturday. Started a breakaway 1.5hrs in, 4 bridged up after a few minutes. Got completely raked over the coals until we were caught like 15 minutes later - simply couldn't recover from my...
04-17-22, 03:18 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Spring refuses to remain sprung. high 40's low...

Spring refuses to remain sprung. high 40's low 50's yesterday with rain. I did 3hrs and went as hard as I needed to to avoid hypothermia. Burnthesheep would be proud of my stay warm watts. Bigly east...
04-11-22, 11:55 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Yesssssirrrr that's how you do it

Yesssssirrrr that's how you do it
04-05-22, 10:50 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

My first race of the season is Saturday, and it...

My first race of the season is Saturday, and it is looking like 50ish degrees and rain. May DNS if the weather forecast stays this way - it just sounds unpleasant. Of course if I do no show I will...
03-21-22, 10:40 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I get it. There's a spring crit series going on...

I get it. There's a spring crit series going on but it's 2hrs each way and the race itself is 50 minutes. I did a zwift race yesterday instead.
03-18-22, 11:26 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Do em all! I would kill for 3 races in one day.

Do em all! I would kill for 3 races in one day.
03-17-22, 07:11 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

lol. 689 - not huge but good number for me.

lol. 689 - not huge but good number for me.
03-16-22, 04:02 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

New 1min PR - best ever by 30 watts!

New 1min PR - best ever by 30 watts!
03-10-22, 08:57 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

It really is amazing how much things have...

It really is amazing how much things have progressed since like 2015. Riding inside is sometimes, dare I say, fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 09:51 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I think you'd notice the difference. 303s are...

I think you'd notice the difference. 303s are certainly not slow wheels.
03-07-22, 09:24 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

3hrs Friday with a Zwift race 4hrs Saturday...

3hrs Friday with a Zwift race
4hrs Saturday with a 10min FTP effort after 3k kj just to make sure I could do it
4hrs yesterday with a Zwift race timed so that the ending would come at 3k kj...
03-01-22, 07:15 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

CTL hit 91 yesterday, up from 62 just before...

CTL hit 91 yesterday, up from 62 just before Christmas. TSB winds up neutral at about 86 CTL. I don't put a ton of stock into the PMC in general at this point, but I definitely have a lot more depth....
02-28-22, 07:22 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Legend

Legend
02-11-22, 12:22 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

41:16 up the alpe du zwift yesterday, which is...

41:16 up the alpe du zwift yesterday, which is good for a new PR power wise and time wise. A few ant+ dropouts likely cost me 10ish seconds. I actually felt like I could keep going without issue,...
02-09-22, 10:13 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Multiday power outage and waiting on Direto belt...

Multiday power outage and waiting on Direto belt led to me taking a slightly early rest week. Openers today and I guess FTPish type thing tomorrow.

Also - new belt has made the Direto much quieter...
01-29-22, 10:21 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I can generally maintain TSS if I'm sleeping and...

I can generally maintain TSS if I'm sleeping and eating properly. If I'm stressed out I tend to hit a wall and TSS naturally needs to be reduced. It's really so specific to your own circumstances I...
01-28-22, 08:33 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

US distributor is sending me one for free! Gotta...

US distributor is sending me one for free! Gotta love Elite.
01-27-22, 09:32 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Long live the rim brake! Love my SL5.

Long live the rim brake! Love my SL5.
01-26-22, 09:04 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Dude I can't imagine writing a PhD dissertation,...

Dude I can't imagine writing a PhD dissertation, masters level was enough work!
01-25-22, 03:25 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I just graduated from my master's program a month...

I just graduated from my master's program a month ago and I am taking full advantage of what is likely to be at least a few months of downtime.

2021 was a real struggle - I wrote my master's...
01-25-22, 11:56 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Made the Zwifty break on Saturday. Failed at...

Made the Zwifty break on Saturday. Failed at sprinting and caboosed across the line. Fun workout though.

Vol + Tempo/Threshy Sunday. I basically do tempo up epic kom and threshy up to the radio...
01-24-22, 04:48 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Sounds like standard issue post-rest week groggy...

Sounds like standard issue post-rest week groggy legs. Glad Covid didn't knock you on your butt!
01-16-22, 12:04 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Yesterday I bested my all time 30min power while...

Yesterday I bested my all time 30min power while pacing for 45min (by 1 watt). Up 8 watts and down a bunch of RPE from when I last did this during finals in December. No substitute for volume I guess.
01-09-22, 11:21 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

5 hours today too! Sleeping and eating well is...

5 hours today too! Sleeping and eating well is doing wonders. I did not realize how ******g stressed out I was in grad school (along with all the other life stuff that has gone on).

That said my...
01-08-22, 11:46 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I input the weight that makes me look most pro.

I input the weight that makes me look most pro.
01-06-22, 02:36 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I admire your patience/persistence with your TT...

I admire your patience/persistence with your TT setup. I keep telling myself I will take the time to dial my position in and then never do...
01-06-22, 02:17 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

One of my fav workouts is 1x20 -> 50-60min tempo...

One of my fav workouts is 1x20 -> 50-60min tempo -> 1x20. The last 20min feels like death. It is glorious.
01-05-22, 09:47 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

VOS is like the least punchy course ever. IMO you...

VOS is like the least punchy course ever. IMO you are prob fine focusing on longer intervals for the TT and keeping volume high.
01-04-22, 03:33 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I got in 17 hours last week, which is the most...

I got in 17 hours last week, which is the most I've done in a week in about 2 years. And on Sunday, I was able to do 20min at ftp sitting at -24tsb the day after a 3200kj ride. While I do not pay...
01-01-22, 11:01 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

My understanding is the newer variations of the...

My understanding is the newer variations of the Direto have noticeably better road feel than the one I have. $600 seems like a really good deal.

One other thing to keep in mind - Direto is noisier...
12-31-21, 11:21 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Elite Direto circa 2018. I quite like it - it has...

Elite Direto circa 2018. I quite like it - it has been hassle free over approximately 700 hours of use and was a very good value at the time I bought it. However, it does not have the same inertia...
12-26-21, 10:47 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

+1 glad you're back and getting thrashed!

+1 glad you're back and getting thrashed!
12-24-21, 11:05 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Grad school is DONE. After a few months of...

Grad school is DONE. After a few months of irregular 5-7hrs/night, I am sleeping again. RPE is way, way lower for efforts. It's like magic!
12-21-21, 10:32 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

^ Concur

^ Concur
12-15-21, 09:34 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I don't think I've ever beaten you in a race...

I don't think I've ever beaten you in a race actually. You are a master wheel surfer. Get your upgrade and do Hilltowns next year - I need revenge.
12-14-21, 01:14 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I wish I cared about anything as much as...

I wish I cared about anything as much as burnthesheep cares about 300w.
12-14-21, 09:35 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I think it's more of a flex to end it slightly...

I think it's more of a flex to end it slightly early. 6 hours is just another Tuesday for TMonk, why try for the round number?
12-14-21, 08:11 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Congratulations, you are now an honorary east...

Congratulations, you are now an honorary east coaster.
12-13-21, 01:51 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Preach!

Preach!
12-09-21, 09:08 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsBipoG22Nw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsBipoG22Nw
12-08-21, 03:50 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Loving the good vibes. Congrats everyone!

Loving the good vibes. Congrats everyone!
12-08-21, 09:51 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Last grad school class is tomorrow! Also received...

Last grad school class is tomorrow! Also received a fellowship! Stoke level is high.
11-28-21, 11:14 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

School and internship are kicking my ass....

School and internship are kicking my ass. Treading water. 3 weeks and I am freeeeeeeeeeeeee
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