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06-30-22, 02:11 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Man that's stressful, we dealt with the same...

Man that's stressful, we dealt with the same stuff while my MIL was going through cancer treatment. I hope your FIL doesn't catch it! (and you too, I guess haha)
06-30-22, 01:56 PM
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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...
05-04-22, 08:40 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

It was quite windy too, with a headwind for half...

It was quite windy too, with a headwind for half the loop and a tailwind for the other half. Yeah the wind should somewhat cancel itself out, but it never totally does.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 11:25 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

In the dry, my newest set of carbon race wheels...

In the dry, my newest set of carbon race wheels somehow brake better than my aluminum training wheelset. I have also not encountered any sketchiness with heat buildup and have complete confidence in...
05-02-22, 05:08 PM
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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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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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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...
04-04-22, 10:10 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I have extreme aero jealousy.

I have extreme aero jealousy.
03-21-22, 10:40 AM
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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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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, 04:59 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Nah I wasn't actually testing, there just happens...

Nah I wasn't actually testing, there just happens to be a hill around here that takes slightly over a minute at the pace I was going. I stood for the whole effort. Zwift races have helped a bunch I...
03-17-22, 07:11 AM
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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!
03-15-22, 12:33 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I am having a particularly groggy end of rest...

I am having a particularly groggy end of rest week. HR is 10-15 beats low for any given effort and legs are feeling pretty unresponsive. I am thinking I perhaps took it too easy. But also, this is my...
03-15-22, 11:14 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

ಠ_ಠ

ಠ_ಠ
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.
03-10-22, 11:49 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Yeah, my perception is they're useful, especially...

Yeah, my perception is they're useful, especially if done when you've already got a few days of fatigue in your legs. I've also started doing two Zwift races on some days, which really twists the...
03-09-22, 10:36 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

+1 **** luck! Heal quickly.

+1 **** luck! Heal quickly.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 134
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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.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 134
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

With 3k budgeted I'd probably buy two pairs of...

With 3k budgeted I'd probably buy two pairs of merely only sort of fancy but not Grey Poupon wheelsets, and a poverty Oliver Twist cheapo set for bad weather.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 09:42 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

O_o internet bulletin boards are srs business

O_o internet bulletin boards are srs business
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, 08:58 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Def!

Def!
03-01-22, 07:15 PM
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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
02-28-22, 09:50 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

That's pretty ****** metal! \m/

That's pretty ****** metal! \m/
02-21-22, 09:17 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

And theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnnnnn?

And theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnnnnn?
02-16-22, 10:21 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I sort of view the more polarized versions as...

I sort of view the more polarized versions as letting you train going over threshy and recovering in race scenarios. I view the one that is more like 95/105 as more for raising your ftp. I do both...
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,...
02-11-22, 12:09 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Bummer! Enjoyed lurking there from time to time.

Bummer! Enjoyed lurking there from time to time.
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...
02-04-22, 05:21 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Power's been out all day :-| forced rest. ...

Power's been out all day :-| forced rest.

CTL is at levels last seen in 2017 though which is pretty rad. Able to put out OK watts even on the fluid trainer.

Hopefully power is back on tonight...
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, 04:45 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Direto's drive belt seems to have snapped. Mid...

Direto's drive belt seems to have snapped. Mid race :(

Lasted about 700 hours though, which seems good? I think I still recommend the Direto, unless it is worse than the belt. Time to perform...
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, 08:12 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

We use slack exclusively. Works well enough,...

We use slack exclusively. Works well enough, allows for random general banter too.
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!
01-23-22, 12:07 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

No idea how people sprint indoors, it feels...

No idea how people sprint indoors, it feels sooooooo awkward.
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.
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