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05-20-24, 09:00 AM
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Posted By procrit

Tough week for work and training, but I got in...

Tough week for work and training, but I got in two good anaerobic sessions and some weight training. I did a 1' test with some fatigue in the legs on Saturday and almost hit 10 w/kg. Hoping to blow...
05-13-24, 07:15 AM
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Posted By procrit

10 hours last week. Had a good anaerobic session...

10 hours last week. Had a good anaerobic session Wednesday, managed ~380w NP for 20'. Saturday was a 3 1/2 hour hard group ride with 5x sprints at the end, hitting 1300+ watts for all but the...
04-22-24, 05:27 AM
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Posted By procrit

Decent recovery week with some testing this...

Decent recovery week with some testing this weekend. Broke my 5í power a few weeks ago, and managed to add another 18 watts to it on Saturday. Sunday I went for a long ride, and 1500 kJ in I went for...
04-12-24, 07:41 AM
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Posted By procrit

[QUOTE=TMonk;23210771]Sweet Do they happen...

[QUOTE=TMonk;23210771]Sweet Do they happen regularly?
/QUOTE]

We have two crit series, I think a total of 14 races. Not as much as I'd like, but at least we have something!
04-10-24, 09:42 AM
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Posted By procrit

I was on the struggle bus Monday after doing 6...

I was on the struggle bus Monday after doing 6 hours between Saturday & Sunday, plus coaching a little league game Saturday, and doing 8 hours of yard work on Sunday. I honestly felt sick Monday, but...
03-27-24, 04:55 AM
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Posted By procrit

I wish I was adjusted to the time change already...

I wish I was adjusted to the time change already so I could train at 6am again. My legs don't want to work 100% that early just yet.
03-26-24, 11:25 AM
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Posted By procrit

Today I was rewarded with breaking my all time 5'...

Today I was rewarded with breaking my all time 5' power record and making the 400w club, with gas left in the tank. If I could only get my 20' power to that level...
03-13-24, 10:33 AM
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Posted By procrit

50' of O/U 2' @ 360w, 8' @ 290w, back to back to...

50' of O/U 2' @ 360w, 8' @ 290w, back to back to back, with another hour of endurance.

My 20/30/60/90 min power are all at record levels over the last two weeks, though I'm still seeing lower HR...
03-12-24, 02:46 PM
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Posted By procrit

Easy endurance spin for an hour. Just enough to...

Easy endurance spin for an hour. Just enough to move the legs around and it felt amazing. Cannot wait to see where this next block of higher intensity takes me...
03-11-24, 07:27 AM
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Posted By procrit

The guy who went down in front of me lost teeth,...

The guy who went down in front of me lost teeth, chipped his hip bone, broke a clavicle, separated his shoulder, damaged both wrists, etc. I was very lucky considering we went down at the same...
03-05-24, 11:51 AM
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Posted By procrit

Yep, the race started with a climb almost right...

Yep, the race started with a climb almost right out of the gate. We broke a lot of people within minutes... Looking back, I should've just saved my legs for the climbs and never tried to bridge. This...
03-04-24, 07:42 AM
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Posted By procrit

This past weekend was really tough... Day 1 I...

This past weekend was really tough... Day 1 I started near the back and was going to feel out the first 5-10 miles but a break formed within 500m from the start and surprisingly stayed away. I had a...
02-28-24, 03:12 PM
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Posted By procrit

I ended up traveling the last two days and I...

I ended up traveling the last two days and I decided to go with 8' intervals vs 15' due to having a little fatigue from all the driving and flying and didn't create any issues with recovery. Legs...
02-26-24, 08:54 AM
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Posted By procrit

Saturday 2 1/2 hours of MTB with lots of shorter...

Saturday 2 1/2 hours of MTB with lots of shorter punchy efforts, picked up some PR's and a top 10 along the way.
Sunday 3 hours on the road with 2x45' @ tempo, plus another 90 mins of MTB with the...
02-22-24, 10:23 AM
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Posted By procrit

3x15' @ 320-340w over a 2 hour workout, and felt...

3x15' @ 320-340w over a 2 hour workout, and felt like I had another 1 or 2 left in me. My legs actually felt a little weak to be honest, but I was able to repeat those efforts without any issues. ...
02-22-24, 10:03 AM
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Posted By procrit

Nice find. I'm now taking anywhere from...

Nice find. I'm now taking anywhere from 150-300mg, so below the RDA max. I tried 500-600mg a couple of times but had to back down a little for reasons you mentioned.
02-19-24, 01:19 PM
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Posted By procrit

I'm going to do my best! My new teammates are...

I'm going to do my best! My new teammates are heavy hitters, so I expect I'll be working for them, but if my legs show up on race day who knows!
02-19-24, 09:10 AM
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Posted By procrit

I keep finding small holes in my recovery...

I keep finding small holes in my recovery strategies, and trying new things to plug them. I'm already maxing out my sleep, having consistent carbs in the diet really helped, reducing/removing...
02-12-24, 02:40 PM
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Posted By procrit

Dang. I somehow got a minor quad strain doing...

Dang. I somehow got a minor quad strain doing sprint intervals... it's slowly getting better, but being 3 weeks out from the race I'm not real excited about it. Good news is my endurance is really...
02-05-24, 08:38 AM
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Posted By procrit

4 1/2 hr solo ride yesterday, mixed in some long...

4 1/2 hr solo ride yesterday, mixed in some long tempo intervals and finished off with an 8' FTP effort plus a short sprint that took a 4 yr old Strava KOM. Super fun ride, I felt great the entire...
01-29-24, 09:46 AM
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Posted By procrit

Done with base season. Now we freshen up and...

Done with base season. Now we freshen up and work on top end power, while maintaining as much endurance as possible. It may not play out how I expect, I guess time will tell!
01-17-24, 08:11 PM
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Posted By procrit

Easing into the week with three trainer sessions...

Easing into the week with three trainer sessions in a row. Tomorrow is a rest day mostly because of work and kids sports, but plan on riding Fri-Sun. 6 1/2 weeks till the first race of the...
01-17-24, 08:06 PM
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Posted By procrit

That's nuts.

That's nuts.
01-15-24, 08:44 AM
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Posted By procrit

Finished out the week with around 6 hours of...

Finished out the week with around 6 hours of cycling, an hour of run/walk, and an hour of motocross. A good break from the 12-15 hour week of road cycling.

There was another unfortunate death...
01-09-24, 09:32 AM
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Posted By procrit

Got up extra early and rode at 5am, did 90 mins...

Got up extra early and rode at 5am, did 90 mins w/ 2x15' at FTP. My legs were not awake and not happy with what I was doing to them at that hour. And as it turns out, my 8am meeting got cancelled...
01-08-24, 08:14 AM
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Posted By procrit

I ended up recovering hard on Friday and by...

I ended up recovering hard on Friday and by Friday night I was feeling pretty good. Woke up Saturday feeling like a new man, and hit the road for almost five hours and felt solid even at the end of...
01-04-24, 04:57 PM
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Posted By procrit

It's crazy how much a bad night of sleep can...

It's crazy how much a bad night of sleep can change things. I had a similar problem two nights ago, my whole family was trying to decompress from vacation mode and had a hard time sleeping. My legs...
01-03-24, 01:05 PM
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Posted By procrit

Today was a total cluster. I left the house at...

Today was a total cluster. I left the house at 530am with an intention of cycling to work (37 miles). I got about 3 miles down the road and I ran over a nail that ripped my tire open. Unable to...
12-29-23, 09:44 AM
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Posted By procrit

12+ hours with a newborn is serious work! ...

12+ hours with a newborn is serious work!

We are headed to the ranch today, sitting at 11 1/2 hours over the last 3 days after riding mtb with the family yesterday afternoon. Iím going to bring...
12-28-23, 06:11 AM
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Posted By procrit

Legs are feeling a little of that hour of high...

Legs are feeling a little of that hour of high tempo and the 22 hours of riding Iíve done in the last 10 days but RHR and HRV are still looking good, sleep is great too. Today is 3 more hours on the...
12-27-23, 02:01 PM
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Posted By procrit

On the diet note, I'm trying to figure out a...

On the diet note, I'm trying to figure out a simple formula for calculating how many carbs I should eat per day as a minimum. Right now I'm thinking something like: 250g + (hours of training * 120)....
12-27-23, 01:45 PM
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Posted By procrit

If I ever run into issues again I'll have to...

If I ever run into issues again I'll have to remember this. When you have tendonitis or inflammation in the joints it can certainly your curb enthusiasm to train. Four hours & 5,600' of elevation...
12-27-23, 06:16 AM
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Posted By procrit

Four hours with a quick 15í ftp effort yesterday,...

Four hours with a quick 15í ftp effort yesterday, today is 3 hours planned with a tempo effort sandwich in the middle of zone 2 on the front and back end.

Carbs are literally the biggest game...
12-24-23, 02:40 PM
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Posted By procrit

Almost 4 hours of riding today, bringing the...

Almost 4 hours of riding today, bringing the weekly total to 14 hours! I had a stomach issue yesterday which kept me from eating the carbs I really needed for the ride, and my legs definitely felt...
12-22-23, 02:18 PM
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Posted By procrit

Usually before, sometimes both before and after....

Usually before, sometimes both before and after. Itís not super deep stretching, and I find the foam rolling and mobility to help me warm up and get blood flowing. I can say for sure itís made a huge...
12-22-23, 12:53 PM
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Posted By procrit

3 more hours today, that makes 10 total in 4...

3 more hours today, that makes 10 total in 4 days. I'm going to take a day off tomorrow and cross my fingers that it doesn't rain Sunday...
12-21-23, 03:08 PM
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Posted By procrit

lol

lol
12-21-23, 06:20 AM
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Posted By procrit

Two more hours of endurance today. Trying to get...

Two more hours of endurance today. Trying to get in some volume before the rain hits this afternoon as the forecast shows wonít let up until monday.

Edit: Threw in a couple of 4-5í vo2 intervals,...
12-19-23, 11:02 AM
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Posted By procrit

Woke up feeling great today, but tempered my...

Woke up feeling great today, but tempered my enthusiasm and only hit a quick 2 hour zone 2 ride. I feel really relaxed today too, which is a good sign I'm recovering after a couple of nights rest in...
12-18-23, 11:53 AM
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Posted By procrit

2 1/2 hours yesterday put me up to 12 hours for...

2 1/2 hours yesterday put me up to 12 hours for the week, which isn't bad considering I traveled for four days, but I'm definitely feeling the lack of recovery from late nights, restaurant diet, and...
12-16-23, 01:32 PM
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Posted By procrit

4+ hours today in the hills. The sort of ride...

4+ hours today in the hills. The sort of ride that makes you remember why I love it. I really need to drive out that way more often.
12-12-23, 09:29 AM
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Posted By procrit

Big ride cancelled due to work schedule, but...

Big ride cancelled due to work schedule, but managed a 25 mile ride with a 20í test. Officially +15w since my last test in November.
12-09-23, 02:34 PM
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Posted By procrit

My top end power went missing today on the group...

My top end power went missing today on the group ride. I just couldnít put down the power and was on the struggle bus the last hour or so. I had two off nights of sleep which probably didnít help,...
12-07-23, 05:49 PM
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Posted By procrit

Everyone attaches a proximity sensor to the front...

Everyone attaches a proximity sensor to the front of their bike with a timer that is enabled when you within 10-12í of another rider. That total time gets added to your bike split.
12-05-23, 08:18 PM
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Posted By procrit

2 1/2 hours of zone 2 today. Gradually working up...

2 1/2 hours of zone 2 today. Gradually working up to two longer days per week, with one mid week and one on the weekend. Tomorrow is TBD. I had a huge day at work today, and Iím feeling a bit...
12-03-23, 04:47 PM
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Posted By procrit

Thatís great!! Given the added stress and less...

Thatís great!! Given the added stress and less sleep, you probably right-sized your training load by decreasing volume and it shows! And this is only temporary, once Lilly is a bit older youíll be...
12-03-23, 01:19 PM
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Posted By procrit

Finished the week out with 10 hours. I hit 320w...

Finished the week out with 10 hours. I hit 320w for 20í about two hours into the group ride today, and still had solid legs the last 90 mins. Now iím trying to get my appetite up to refuel for...
12-01-23, 11:14 AM
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Posted By procrit

2 hours total with a tempo effort (275w @ 150...

2 hours total with a tempo effort (275w @ 150 bpm). Kind of a tough day though, barometer dropped a lot, temperature got warmer, very wet roads and foggy, and I had a bit of a headache for some...
11-30-23, 01:48 PM
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Posted By procrit

1 hr zone 1/2 easy spin. Tomorrow I get to rip...

1 hr zone 1/2 easy spin. Tomorrow I get to rip another 2 hours though!!
11-28-23, 10:16 AM
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Posted By procrit

Two hours of zone 2 today, and I felt so good...

Two hours of zone 2 today, and I felt so good during and after that I got emotional about it. Endurance and power continues to improve more than I could hope for.
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