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01-17-23, 08:05 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Well, that 40' threshold ride made it to 23...

Well, that 40' threshold ride made it to 23 minutes. I kept pushing on the pedals and watching the numbers go down for a couple more minutes, then took a five-minute break and tried again, and got...
01-10-23, 06:07 PM
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Posted By revchuck

^^^^You're a better man than I, Gunga Din! ...

^^^^You're a better man than I, Gunga Din!

Things have been going well, though not perfectly. Sunday I had zero motivation, barely made it to the gym, and only did 2/3 of the workout. All I...
01-08-23, 11:09 AM
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Posted By revchuck

FTP tests are supposed to be done on fresh legs,...

FTP tests are supposed to be done on fresh legs, otherwise, your ranges will be set too low. If your legs are hurting today, I'd do a recovery-pace ride tomorrow and the test on Tuesday (assuming...
01-05-23, 11:02 AM
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Posted By revchuck

2:15 Z2 ride today. About halfway through my...

2:15 Z2 ride today. About halfway through my legs successfully lobbied for backing off a bit because they were feeling yesterday's intervals. :rolleyes: I still ended up with an IF of .72. I've...
01-04-23, 05:26 PM
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Posted By revchuck

I did 2x20' at threshold today, with the first...

I did 2x20' at threshold today, with the first one at lower-than-normal cadence (74 rpm). It was one of those "I'm not sure if I can do this" workouts that ended up being eminently doable. Things...
01-01-23, 07:35 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Any day staying off the trainer is a good day! :)...

Any day staying off the trainer is a good day! :)

Just had some good days. Friday was supposed to be a 30-minute sweet spot interval. I was a bit concerned about it because it's literally been...
12-27-22, 08:03 PM
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Posted By revchuck

I hit the gym Sunday and today. My body didn't...

I hit the gym Sunday and today. My body didn't like it due to the virus-induced layoff. Sunday was just...ugh. Today was better, my body started to remember how it goes and the exercises felt like...
12-25-22, 04:22 PM
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Posted By revchuck

I was pretty much over the respiratory virus I...

I was pretty much over the respiratory virus I had, so nose was reacquainted with grindstone. Monday was a rest day, Tuesday was gym, Wednesday and Thursday were ~ two-hour endurance pace rides...
12-10-22, 04:00 PM
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Posted By revchuck

I did a 50-minute hike yesterday and a...

I did a 50-minute hike yesterday and a recovery-pace ride today, felt decent, not 100% yet. The snot faucet is about shut off and the fog from the meds is dissipating. I think I'll live. ;) If I can...
12-09-22, 06:23 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Well, shoot. I started to feel crummy last...

Well, shoot. I started to feel crummy last Saturday, skipped my strength workout. I felt worse Sunday and didn't do the scheduled ride, and haven't done anything else since. The symptoms were...
12-02-22, 02:06 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Today was supposed to be 2-3x15' at threshold. ...

Today was supposed to be 2-3x15' at threshold. The first two went about like they were supposed to; when I started the third, it was like my Power Tap had a hole in it and was leaking watts. :mad: I...
11-30-22, 01:03 PM
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Posted By revchuck

3x15' threshold intervals today during a wind...

3x15' threshold intervals today during a wind advisory, the first one started in a place that funnels the wind so the first few minutes were ~13 mph. :rolleyes: It felt rough starting out but got...
11-28-22, 06:47 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Yesterday was my strongest endurance pace ride in...

Yesterday was my strongest endurance pace ride in a few years, three hours with an IF of .75. Okay, it was my first ride since before Thanksgiving, but it was still good. :) I felt strong...
11-23-22, 09:53 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Well, I made it through the 20-minute test,...

Well, I made it through the 20-minute test, albeit not perfectly. The first five minutes went okay, then my breathing got hard and ragged. I psyched myself into stopping the effort at ten minutes,...
11-20-22, 08:05 PM
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Posted By revchuck

I got through the 3x12' sweet spot intervals with...

I got through the 3x12' sweet spot intervals with no problem, so last Monday's fiasco must've been due to fighting off that stomach bug my grandson brought home. I think the SWAG we're using for my...
11-20-22, 09:29 AM
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Posted By revchuck

I've got a dumb trainer that I haven't used for...

I've got a dumb trainer that I haven't used for years. One of the reasons I ride is to be outside, about the only thing that'll keep me inside is icy roads or days like yesterday - rainy, windy,...
11-19-22, 06:51 PM
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Posted By revchuck

This past week has been...interesting. My...

This past week has been...interesting. My grandson apparently caught a stomach bug last weekend and was home from school M-W. It looks like that bug tried to get me too, but my body successfully...
11-06-22, 06:33 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Gettin' back in the groove. Just under ten hours...

Gettin' back in the groove. Just under ten hours on the bike this past week, including two days with 4x7' sweet spot intervals that would qualify as threshold intervals if I knew the FTP we're...
10-31-22, 03:01 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Well, I've had to hang up my running shoes,...

Well, I've had to hang up my running shoes, spinal stenosis has made it unsustainable. So I'm back on the bike full time other than gym time.

I'm working on building back my endurance and started...
06-16-22, 09:28 AM
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Posted By revchuck

I've had four shots (Moderna) and had what was...

I've had four shots (Moderna) and had what was probably Delta last August, and still got Covid again a couple of weeks ago. The first time was like a really bad flu and I was in bed for a week and a...
03-24-22, 02:57 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Congrats on the proposal outcome! :) Unless...

Congrats on the proposal outcome! :)

Unless you're riding on carbon wheels in the rain, rim brakes will be fine. I've got a single-speed Specialized Sirrus (flat bar bike) with rim brakes and I...
03-18-22, 08:11 AM
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Posted By revchuck

That's probably because you can't maintain the...

That's probably because you can't maintain the same volume running as you can cycling. For a fit cyclist, a 4-5 hour ride is no big deal. For a fit runner, a 4-5 hour run is damned hard, we're...
02-10-22, 07:47 PM
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Posted By revchuck

I hear ya. I transitioned to mostly running...

I hear ya. I transitioned to mostly running about three years ago, FTP went from 260+ to 225. About two years ago I was diagnosed with cancer (multiple myeloma) and started chemo, power went down...
12-25-21, 05:29 PM
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Posted By revchuck

My coach has switched from the "kinder, gentler"...

My coach has switched from the "kinder, gentler" style she used while I was doing chemo back to her "beat the geezer like a rented mule" mode. This build has included two days with uphill anaerobic...
11-29-21, 08:36 AM
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Posted By revchuck

I got my Moderna booster and the flu shot at the...

I got my Moderna booster and the flu shot at the same time a couple of weeks ago and felt fewer side effects than from the first two shots, just felt kinda tired for a day.
11-29-21, 06:13 AM
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Posted By revchuck

CTL is currently 40, up from a low of 9 in...

CTL is currently 40, up from a low of 9 in September. TSB is -18 and hasn't been positive since September. Running CTL takes longer to build than cycling, and I've been mostly running. I'm down to...
11-25-21, 11:14 AM
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Posted By revchuck

I'm grateful today for having been able to get on...

I'm grateful today for having been able to get on the bike this morning and push myself hard enough to feel some self-inflicted pain. Nothing world-shaking, but it was good.
11-10-21, 10:10 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Don't read too much into this. I'm on a...

Don't read too much into this. I'm on a "medication holiday" from chemo, but I've been running and riding all the way through it. Chemo's effect on me was to incrementally decrease my running speed...
11-01-21, 07:00 AM
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Posted By revchuck

rivers - Your experience mirrors mine and that of...

rivers - Your experience mirrors mine and that of others I've heard of. Just let your body come back as it wants to.
10-15-21, 01:30 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Just a drive-by progress report... My doctor...

Just a drive-by progress report...

My doctor approved a three-month "medication holiday" from all chemo meds. Fitness-wise, I'm (re-)starting from ground zero. According to WKO, my mFTP is 169;...
09-21-21, 11:28 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Hermès and Flatballer - thanks! I’m...

Hermès and Flatballer - thanks!

I’m actually on a downward glide path to finishing treatment. Today was the last dose of one of the treatments. Next week I talk with my doctor to discuss taking...
09-20-21, 08:01 PM
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Posted By revchuck

I’ve started checking back recently. Until about...

I’ve started checking back recently. Until about three years ago I basically lived here, then I switched mostly to ultrarunning for a change in pace. About a year and a half ago I was diagnosed...
07-31-19, 04:31 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Fixed quickly and professionally, thanks!

Fixed quickly and professionally, thanks!
06-22-19, 07:53 PM
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Posted By revchuck

This was a strange week. For one thing, it was...

This was a strange week. For one thing, it was stupid hot, even for south Louisiana.

Wednesday was supposed to be my big climbing day. I got up at three and ate and got ready, did the two-hour...
06-17-19, 05:09 AM
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Posted By revchuck

After three days off the bike, I rode Saturday...

After three days off the bike, I rode Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was about 2:15 at endurance pace and felt pretty good. Sunday was about 2:45 with more than two hours at L3 on the hottest day so...
06-16-19, 05:38 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Heathpack and Racer Ex - HELL YEAH!!!!!!

Heathpack and Racer Ex - HELL YEAH!!!!!!
06-11-19, 06:08 PM
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Posted By revchuck

caloso - It's been a couple of years since I've...

caloso - It's been a couple of years since I've done a "real" test. My coach adjusts my FTP based on how hard I feel my workouts are. I've recently been blowing right through the interval ranges...
06-11-19, 09:06 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Today was 3x10' at threshold, using my new FTP. ...

Today was 3x10' at threshold, using my new FTP. I got through them no problem, had more left in me. I got home and was writing up my ride report in Training Peaks and noticed that my coach had just...
06-09-19, 03:14 PM
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Posted By revchuck

It's been a big week. Last Wednesday I wrote...

It's been a big week.

Last Wednesday I wrote that I'd probably end up doing CR intervals rather than make it to my climbing route, and that's what happened. Coach wanted 40 minutes total, so I...
06-05-19, 05:26 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Ttoc6 - I love that emptiness too. Great pics! ...

Ttoc6 - I love that emptiness too. Great pics!

Monday was off the bike, Tuesday was 2:16 at high endurance pace. Today's scheduled ride is 3-4 hours at my climbing route with ~40' total at...
06-02-19, 05:07 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Pretty big week for me, 14:30 on the bike plus...

Pretty big week for me, 14:30 on the bike plus working almost full time covering for our mechanic who was off.

Memorial Day was a long ride, 82 miles/4:22 at endurance pace. Tuesday was off the...
05-25-19, 05:10 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Recovery ride yesterday, about an hour. Cool,...

Recovery ride yesterday, about an hour. Cool, clear, windless; it would've been perfect were it not for the 95% humidity. It was still pretty nice.

Kind of a group ride today. I went out with...
05-23-19, 10:07 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Yesterday was 2x20' at threshold. The first went...

Yesterday was 2x20' at threshold. The first went okay; the second was going okay until I convinced myself that I needed a break halfway, backed off and realized I didn't need that break and...
05-16-19, 09:09 AM
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Posted By revchuck

I did my last scheduled set of VO2 max intervals...

I did my last scheduled set of VO2 max intervals this morning, 5x3'. They went well, all of them 118-120%, and rather than limping home, I was back up to my normal endurance pace in a couple of...
05-15-19, 10:55 AM
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Posted By revchuck

Two hours at endurance pace this morning. The...

Two hours at endurance pace this morning. The VO2 max intervals are affecting me more than expected; this morning's ride felt a good bit harder than it should have. I guess that means I needed...
05-09-19, 07:35 PM
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Posted By revchuck

The rain's arrival got pushed back this morning,...

The rain's arrival got pushed back this morning, so I was on the road at 6 and done at 7:40. I got through the 7x3' VO2 max intervals with no problems, lots of effort though. ;) I backed off a...
05-01-19, 05:23 PM
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Posted By revchuck

Approaching the top of the second timed section...

Approaching the top of the second timed section at the Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo. Dammit, can't shrink the image!...
06-18-17, 04:45 AM
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Posted By revchuck

I've got two Cygolite Hotshots, one of which is...

I've got two Cygolite Hotshots, one of which is about three years old. They're bright and reliable. The longest ride I've done is nine hours and the one I was using was going strong at the end of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-16, 03:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 30,060
Posted By revchuck

The center part of the Power is supposed to be...

The center part of the Power is supposed to be level, so the back is kicked up and gives your butt something to push against, or at least gives you a consistent reminder of where your butt should be...
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