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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...
11-03-22, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Yesterday, leg strength session and added jumping...

Yesterday, leg strength session and added jumping - 2 sets of 10 reps each leg. I use a 12 inch step and put my right leg on the bench with my left on the floor. I jump by pushing off with the right...
11-01-22, 09:27 PM
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Posted By mollusk

I used to race but have not ridden much for the...

I used to race but have not ridden much for the last few years. Even after I quite racing at 60 I rode with a good friend that was a former domestic pro for years until he died from brain cancer....
10-21-22, 08:29 AM
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Posted By Hermes

We are in the preparation phase of training or as...

We are in the preparation phase of training or as a former coach called it strength and adaption. The first coach I used had me in the gym doing a pedal stroke specific circuit consisting of leg...
10-20-22, 06:24 PM
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Posted By TMonk

I would say I average 12 or so from November...

I would say I average 12 or so from November through July. At least the past few years. There are always a couple weeks in Dec/Jan that push up on 20 hours, but not often. 18 is pretty common to see...
10-20-22, 02:33 PM
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Posted By TMonk

90 min spin this AM, just gradually easing back...

90 min spin this AM, just gradually easing back in to volume. Gonna go for 12-14 hrs next week, rest the following, FTP test in mid November, then start rackin' it up!

I generally feel fairly...
10-19-22, 09:49 AM
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Posted By TMonk

90 min this morning on the TT bike, 20' and 15'...

90 min this morning on the TT bike, 20' and 15' at Fiesta around ~250 w or ~3.8 w/kg. Not gonna lie, it was pretty rough lol, both from a muscle tension and a HR perspective. I've got a ways to go!
10-17-22, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Hermes

I said “usually” no one passes us. In SD along...

I said “usually” no one passes us. In SD along the coast, there are hundreds of riders that stretch out along the road. Solo, small groups and large groups. And rider ability and technology used...
10-17-22, 08:39 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Saturday - Fiesta Island 4 lap TTT 1/2 island...

Saturday - Fiesta Island 4 lap TTT 1/2 island pulls - flat 4.2 miles per lap 45 minutes total. We ride this about 1:10 per lap off of race pace. My wife and I are both former runners and we were...
10-14-22, 11:17 PM
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Posted By caloso

Training has been haphazard lately due to travel...

Training has been haphazard lately due to travel and other life. But I’m going to try something new this fall. I’m doing a modified triathlon plan because I discovered there’s an off road tri in...
10-14-22, 12:02 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Wednesday - Strength training. I like using the...

Wednesday - Strength training. I like using the Hammer Strength lifting station and the Olympic bar / weights. My starting sequence is warmup on Stages bike, band walking (muscle activation) and...
10-12-22, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Broctoon

I entered my first crit race

This was last week, at the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah.

All athletes at these games are at least 50 years old, so it's like a bunch of masters-only events. But they break it...
10-11-22, 05:29 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Strength workout on Monday and Fiesta TTT 4 laps...

Strength workout on Monday and Fiesta TTT 4 laps 1/4 lap pulls on TT bike.

My legs felt pretty good and the 4 laps non stop with exchanges provides enough engagement and effort to keep it...
10-11-22, 04:38 PM
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Posted By TMonk

2 hrs this morning, all on Z. I don't like going...

2 hrs this morning, all on Z. I don't like going outside with lights and its too dark when I'm riding atm. Ready for this clock switch.

2 hrs in a "C" paced group ride with periodic sprints each...
10-10-22, 11:55 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Completed the Grizzly 100k MTB race last weekend...

Completed the Grizzly 100k MTB race last weekend in ~6:40 elapsed time. 8,000' vertical, 6,500' average elevation. Lots of sandy, slow singletrack. Very hard. Didn't check results, but probably just...
10-07-22, 11:52 AM
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Posted By Yep

I've definitely been fully converted to...

I've definitely been fully converted to "polarized". Even setting aside whatever scientific benefits there might be, I really like that I can do steady rides most of the week and just let myself off...
10-05-22, 09:30 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Here is our 65+ 4Km 16 laps of the 250 track team...

Here is our 65+ 4Km 16 laps of the 250 track team pursuit video courtesy of my wife - good videography. We were 4 of 4 teams. We set the lineup based upon size and projected capability. We set the...
10-05-22, 07:07 AM
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Posted By TMonk

^ good times participating at track worlds...

^
good times participating at track worlds Hermes. There were a couple SDBC riders there, and Michael Morrison did great in the 50/55+ endurance events! He is still P/1/2 caliber around here on the...
10-04-22, 06:50 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Last week I competed in Masters Track Worlds in...

Last week I competed in Masters Track Worlds in Carson, CA.

I did team sprint, team pursuit and individual pursuit. My results were pretty pedestrian but I got to see a lot of my racing friends...
10-04-22, 08:30 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Welcome back and keep up the great work plus...

Welcome back and keep up the great work plus breathing life into this thread. I will join you. I have some results that I will post up later.
09-28-22, 07:56 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

I guess spats of volume do work. I did 4 weeks...

I guess spats of volume do work. I did 4 weeks of mostly just z2 with a target of some solid weekly KJ's. More than typically in the past. Then just a single intensity workout per week.

Group...
09-21-22, 07:19 AM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Thanks to everyone who has contributed. Just...

Thanks to everyone who has contributed.

Just to that you know I'm not taking any of these metrics as if they're written in stone and I am not obsessed with getting or relying on them being 100%...
09-14-22, 06:52 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Double Zwift race day yesterday. 4-lap / ~50...

Double Zwift race day yesterday. 4-lap / ~50 minute Innsbruking A/B combined race in the AM, 1-lap / ~25 minute Sand and Sequoias race after work, A-only.

In the first, I got separated from the...
09-13-22, 08:16 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Good stuff procrit, hopefully you have some more...

Good stuff procrit, hopefully you have some more months of fitness gains ahead of you!
09-12-22, 08:28 AM
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Posted By Hermes

In general, my RHR / HRV behaves as I expect. ...

In general, my RHR / HRV behaves as I expect. Training volume / intensity increase RHR and decrease HRV.
09-07-22, 09:31 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Change of plans. After thinking about it, I...

Change of plans. After thinking about it, I decided to go more modern, or more specifically, disc. Gonna go 12 speed while I'm at it (Ultegra Di2 8170). I never swap wheels between my bikes...
09-02-22, 09:27 AM
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Posted By Hermes

We returned from Aguascalientes, Mexico last...

We returned from Aguascalientes, Mexico last Friday where we were training and racing at the indoor velodrome for 18 days. I did about 180 miles on the indoor track of efforts and long higher speed...
08-31-22, 07:52 AM
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Posted By Phatman

Yeah, going to play it safe with this one, going...

Yeah, going to play it safe with this one, going to leave the bike on the rack until I'm symptom free. With that said, RHR is back to normal now, low 50s instead of the 75(!) it was on Saturday and...
08-30-22, 03:06 PM
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Posted By Phatman

Well add me to the Covid club. Kinda sucks since...

Well add me to the Covid club. Kinda sucks since I was sick with regular colds for a lot of July and August.

The thing that surprised me is how fast Covid kicked in--I had a great interval...
08-22-22, 09:33 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

coming back from the early July vacation malaise...

coming back from the early July vacation malaise after a nice 3 week block of 12-13-14hrs respectively with a focus on threshold intervals. This past weekend I actually rode with people for the first...
08-22-22, 08:49 AM
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Posted By Phatman

sounds like all of those things would contribute...

sounds like all of those things would contribute to higher resting HR. I wouldn't worry about too much. Wait a while before stringing two big days back to back, and don't be afraid to see high z1 AP....
08-21-22, 01:46 PM
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Posted By TMonk

sounds like all of those things would contribute...

sounds like all of those things would contribute to higher resting HR. I wouldn't worry about too much. Wait a while before stringing two big days back to back, and don't be afraid to see high z1...
08-18-22, 02:04 PM
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Posted By burnthesheep

45min of singletrack on the cross bike yesterday,...

45min of singletrack on the cross bike yesterday, then wheelswap and and 75min of tempo.

Man, with the smaller cross tires and the drop bars it's all you can do to mentally handle all the...
08-16-22, 01:46 PM
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Posted By burnthesheep

All time PR for 5min power, outdoors, on variable...

All time PR for 5min power, outdoors, on variable terrain during the Saturday team ride. Surely indoors in a constant power could squeeze some more.

Local hill "Lystra". Our team did a 4 man...
08-16-22, 01:04 PM
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Posted By himespau

OK, I misunderstood. I was just thinking that...

OK, I misunderstood. I was just thinking that feeling burned out plus no immediate events on the horizon = perfect time for a little extra time out of the saddle (or Z2 at most). Another 6 weeks or...
08-13-22, 11:09 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Ain't nothing wrong with MTB. I do some XC and...

Ain't nothing wrong with MTB. I do some XC and endurance type mtb races every year. I usually ride it once a week.
08-12-22, 07:29 PM
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Posted By TMonk

I'm only 15 years in, but cycling certainly...

I'm only 15 years in, but cycling certainly highlights how much a creature of routine that I am. Of course, there has been some strain in my personal relationships because of it. Additionally one...
08-12-22, 06:37 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Sounds like we are a lot alike; cycling is really...

Sounds like we are a lot alike; cycling is really the only thing I've done consistently (18 years now) and even then there are gaps.

I've learned that when I get a few days away from my routine, I...
08-12-22, 06:32 PM
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Posted By furiousferret

Ack, that sounds awful, I hope you get back on...

Ack, that sounds awful, I hope you get back on the saddle soon. I also don't think this latest one is as bad as COVID Prime and Delta. Still sucks though.

I went to the doc a few days back, had...
08-11-22, 07:30 AM
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Posted By terrymorse

Here's a study...

Here's a study (https://journals.asm.org/doi/10.1128/msystems.00129-22) that looked at the effects of a short-term, high-protein diet on highly trained runners.

What they found is concerning:

...
09-25-20, 03:19 PM
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Posted By Hermes

Today is 49th wedding anniversary. Yep, years...

Today is 49th wedding anniversary. Yep, years not days although time has flown by. My wife took a vac day and wanted to ride her TT bike through Camp Pendleton to San Clemente on her anniversary...
09-22-20, 12:57 PM
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Posted By Hermes

When a 360 watt FTP racer asks about training, it...

When a 360 watt FTP racer asks about training, it is sort of like a great white shark asking the sea lions where and what he should eat. They swim away quickly.:D
09-21-20, 12:36 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Well, the thing is this is across the power...

Well, the thing is this is across the power curve, I used FTP as the example because I'm doing a lot of FTP lately. With tempo it obviously takes longer but still happens, vo2 is the same deal -...
09-11-20, 08:57 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Terrain versus the prescribed workout. In...

Terrain versus the prescribed workout. In general, Coaches seem to be brain dead when it comes to merging where the athlete will be, the terrain and the prescribed workout. Generally, one can always...
09-11-20, 07:48 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

The hills where I live make the TT bike rides...

The hills where I live make the TT bike rides difficult. I'm wanting to still go outdoors before the inevitable darkness, cold, and rain of seasons changing. Making the best of it.

But, the...
09-10-20, 05:55 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

my 9 y/o is having some noob gains, the past 2...

my 9 y/o is having some noob gains, the past 2 days he's been averaging 12mph after starting in March at about 8mph. He hadn't been riding much during the summer because he isn't really into it...
09-09-20, 03:18 PM
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Posted By ridethecliche

Hope you stay safe cypress. Err keep...

Hope you stay safe cypress.



Err keep an eye on things. Steroids can induce mania.
08-25-20, 11:34 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

I did a workout called English +5 on trainerroad,...

I did a workout called English +5 on trainerroad, which is 3 sets of 7x80sec on at 120%, 40sec off, followed by some endurance. I did a tour de MAAP shorter group ride while on ERG mode, which for me...
08-08-20, 06:14 PM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Managed 24.4 for 2hrs doing a very, very flat...

Managed 24.4 for 2hrs doing a very, very flat tempo ride going back and forth on a 6.5mi stretch of road. The route was basically for the novelty, I don't think I've even broken 24 for a solo hour...
08-08-20, 11:59 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

2x30ish yesterday. Dump truck cut me off 5...

2x30ish yesterday. Dump truck cut me off 5 minutes in but then I got to draft off it doing 40mph which was really fun. Goldencheetah is pegging my CP at an all-time high in raw and w/kg terms. GC's...
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