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10-01-20, 08:35 AM
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Posted By procrit

I hit a milestone today too, down 20lb since...

I hit a milestone today too, down 20lb since March. About 3 lb a month. 14 to go until 72 kg. That would in fact be the lightest I've been since Jr High, and almost 50lb less than my heaviest when...
09-24-20, 03:49 PM
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Posted By procrit

My Oct-Dec looks crazy. Literally 4 weekends...

My Oct-Dec looks crazy. Literally 4 weekends "open" between now and 2021. I've shifted my training schedule to just Mon-Fri, including a longer ride or two mid week as well. I can still get them...
09-22-20, 09:37 AM
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Posted By procrit

One thing I've noticed is that the heavy rims...

One thing I've noticed is that the heavy rims with lots of spokes and draggy tires makes power numbers easier to hit on flat roads. It feels kind of like going up a hill where you can maintain...
09-21-20, 05:46 PM
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Posted By procrit

Sounds like you need to channel Jens Voigt and...

Sounds like you need to channel Jens Voigt and just tell your legs to shut up lol.
09-21-20, 09:51 AM
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Posted By procrit

Even during 20' intervals some portion of your...

Even during 20' intervals some portion of your power is going to be produced anaerobically. Maybe only a 5%, but that 5% is most likely what is causing your legs to "fail". Improving vo2 and...
09-20-20, 04:05 PM
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Posted By procrit

3x10' today. Wish it was a 1x30', taking a break...

3x10' today. Wish it was a 1x30', taking a break then mentally regrouping for another one is the hard part.
09-20-20, 06:38 AM
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Posted By procrit

Tropical storm about to hit and rain on us for...

Tropical storm about to hit and rain on us for 3-4 days. Guess Iíll have to ride the stupid trainer lol.

Set PRs for a 10í then a 5í effort at the end of a solid z2 ride yesterday. Iím down 10%...
09-18-20, 05:17 AM
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Posted By procrit

5 pounds in two weeks is huge. I'm trying to...

5 pounds in two weeks is huge. I'm trying to lose 1-2 pounds a month right now lol.
09-14-20, 09:50 AM
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Posted By procrit

I'm more of a put head phones on and black out...

I'm more of a put head phones on and black out during the workout. Turning my brain off is one of my favorite things to do, whether it's cycling, meditation, or sleep.
09-14-20, 09:46 AM
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Posted By procrit

Put in a 2800 kJ endurance ride Saturday, legs...

Put in a 2800 kJ endurance ride Saturday, legs felt great, no problem recovering from it. I hit the forest Sunday on the dirt bike for 3 hours, mostly single track / technical stuff, and my body is...
09-10-20, 06:49 PM
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Posted By procrit

I made a strava loop a couple of days ago that is...

I made a strava loop a couple of days ago that is around 45-50í going full gas, about a 10í warmup to get to the start point from my house. 3 turns that require letting off, otherwise the rest you...
09-09-20, 02:11 PM
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Posted By procrit

All of you guys on the west coast stay safe! ...

All of you guys on the west coast stay safe! Those fires are no joke.

I popped a rib out of place wakeboarding, got it popped back in place, then got in a small car wreck and it popped back out...
08-24-20, 08:50 AM
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Posted By procrit

You guys ever doubt your training towards the end...

You guys ever doubt your training towards the end of a training block when work outs gets hard to complete, sleep suffers, legs feel tired, etc? I swear my brain tells me "welp, I over did it this...
08-07-20, 02:33 PM
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Posted By procrit

If you determine doing something professionally...

If you determine doing something professionally as making enough money to live and raise families, there's probably only like 30% of the the US that are working "professionally" at all lol.
08-05-20, 08:01 AM
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Posted By procrit

Don't laugh, but I just figured out how to get...

Don't laugh, but I just figured out how to get strava segments on my wahoo LOL. Found a good one to hit after my 90' endurance ride and broke my 10' power record and almost matched my 5' power...
08-04-20, 06:41 PM
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Posted By procrit

My favorite days are the long endurance rides...

My favorite days are the long endurance rides too. Looking forward to some big weeks this winter.

I felt amazing on the ride this morning. Starting to see a glimpse of fitness. One day at a time.
08-03-20, 09:20 AM
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Posted By procrit

Huge ride this weekend for me, 215 TSS, 82 miles....

Huge ride this weekend for me, 215 TSS, 82 miles. My local club grouped passed me going the opposite direction about an hour into my planned z2 solo ride. I spun around quickly and started chasing,...
07-29-20, 10:03 AM
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Posted By procrit

5' power is up about 30-40 watts (325 vs 364) and...

5' power is up about 30-40 watts (325 vs 364) and 20' power is up 25+ watts since May (288 vs 315). My biggest struggle is getting proper recovery / adequate sleep. If I get 6 hours a night I...
06-26-20, 04:07 PM
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Posted By procrit

FTP intervals and 3 hours of endurance...

FTP intervals and 3 hours of endurance tomorrow... easy day lol.
06-23-20, 01:46 PM
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Posted By procrit

Spent a week in the mountains and coming back to...

Spent a week in the mountains and coming back to sea level feels great. FTP / VO2 power numbers feels about 10-15w higher than a month ago, but even so, still a long way to go. I also hired a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 07:19 AM
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Posted By procrit

If your training, diet, and weight are not...

If your training, diet, and weight are not optimal, upgrading your bike doesn't make much sense. When my FTP was 4.6-4.8 w/kg, I could win races on my aluminum frame / non-aero bike with 32h...
06-03-20, 08:51 AM
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Posted By procrit

So I didn't end up taking a break because I still...

So I didn't end up taking a break because I still felt pretty good and my power numbers still looked good, and I did my heaviest week of training yet week 5 of this training block. I rested Monday...
05-23-20, 05:30 PM
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Posted By procrit

Picked up a Kickr and got Zwift setup. Next weeks...

Picked up a Kickr and got Zwift setup. Next weeks forecast shows rain through the weekend, so I guess Iíll be getting familiar with it. I did a short 15 min ride on it last night, itís definitely...
05-23-20, 04:40 PM
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Posted By procrit

Solid ride though. IF of .9 for 3 hours is a beat...

Solid ride though. IF of .9 for 3 hours is a beat down.
05-21-20, 09:29 AM
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Posted By procrit

Rest week is going well, just doing a few fasted...

Rest week is going well, just doing a few fasted Z2 rides and letting my TSB get some relief. Sleep is solid and I feel good overall. I'm definitely going to be ready to do some work on the next...
05-17-20, 06:36 PM
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Posted By procrit

Legs felt good today and I did the local hammer...

Legs felt good today and I did the local hammer ride. 75 miles, 240 TSS. Ready for a rest week!
05-15-20, 10:52 AM
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Posted By procrit

Well dealing with life and stress can be part of...

Well dealing with life and stress can be part of the training process, so maybe it's not so off topic? Either way, glad you are doing well work wise, it's always great to hear positive stories. And...
05-15-20, 08:40 AM
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Posted By procrit

I'm a small business owner with two mortgages,...

I'm a small business owner with two mortgages, family, IE lots of overhead, and this whole covid 19 thing has quadrupled my overall stress levels. Not from a "I'm afraid of the virus" standpoint...
05-14-20, 12:34 PM
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Posted By procrit

Its easier in general for me to do intervals,...

Its easier in general for me to do intervals, indoors or out, when I have an actual race to prep for. All about the mental state.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 12:42 PM
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Posted By procrit

I would stay far away from bikes direct. Their...

I would stay far away from bikes direct. Their frames are garbage. I bought one years ago that had full dura-ace, and all high end parts, etc, but the rear drop out was not aligned properly with...
05-07-20, 07:57 AM
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Posted By procrit

Tested the 38's today, I'm not sure I'm any...

Tested the 38's today, I'm not sure I'm any faster, but it's hard to say. I beat my TT time from Tuesday by a handful of seconds but I also pushed a few extra watts. Wind was definitely more...
05-06-20, 03:16 PM
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Posted By procrit

Ah ok. I'm going to try some narrow bars and see...

Ah ok. I'm going to try some narrow bars and see how it works. Worst case I'll go back to 44's, but I think 40 (or possibly narrower) may get me more aero.
05-06-20, 01:15 PM
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Posted By procrit

I've started to work on mine as well. I know...

I've started to work on mine as well. I know I'll have my power back soon, but being able to put that down while being aero and reasonably comfortable is something else.

What width bars are you...
05-06-20, 10:26 AM
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Posted By procrit

27 mph is REALLY fast for 320w.

27 mph is REALLY fast for 320w.
05-05-20, 09:06 AM
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Posted By procrit

Road the quarantine TT from last weekend with a...

Road the quarantine TT from last weekend with a different bike, aero wheels, race tires, skin suit, and a better position (shoulders tucked in, elbows dropped and tucked while on the hoods vs riding...
05-04-20, 05:06 PM
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Posted By procrit

Favero Assioma Duo.

Favero Assioma Duo.
05-04-20, 03:18 PM
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Posted By procrit

Well I just ordered a 53/39 165mm to try, along...

Well I just ordered a 53/39 165mm to try, along with 38cm ergo bars to get my front end a little tighter.
05-02-20, 11:55 AM
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Posted By procrit

Did a social distance TT in the middle of a long...

Did a social distance TT in the middle of a long ride today. Just dialed it up to 300w and made it the 10 miles. I was on a very aero unfriendly bike and got beat by a guy doing 30 less watts (had an...
05-01-20, 07:50 AM
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Posted By procrit

I bought a $850 used CAAD 10 as a backup /...

I bought a $850 used CAAD 10 as a backup / trainer with sram red, and I'll be damned if it doesn't handle better than the $4000 carbon bike I've been riding. Outside of being a little rougher on...
04-30-20, 10:38 AM
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Posted By procrit

FTP is up probably 5-10 watts this week. Weight...

FTP is up probably 5-10 watts this week. Weight is down a total of 10 pounds. Just another 50-60 watts and 15-20 more pounds to go lol.
04-27-20, 07:25 PM
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Posted By procrit

Tempo / base work pretty much all week with one...

Tempo / base work pretty much all week with one day of FTP intervals and a long ride Saturday.

I need to focus on my diet and drop some weight. The trip to Switzerland this summer may still be a...
04-25-20, 11:59 AM
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Posted By procrit

This post didnít age well.

This post didnít age well.
04-25-20, 11:42 AM
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Posted By procrit

End of the rest week. 200 tss planned this...

End of the rest week. 200 tss planned this weekend.

Also bought some watts today. Aeolus Pro 5s, GP5000s, a more aero helmet, and some Shimano RC9 shoes. A new BB as well. And a used CAAD 10 to...
04-23-20, 07:16 PM
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Posted By procrit

Forced 4 days of recovery because my bike is in...

Forced 4 days of recovery because my bike is in the shop getting a new BB installed, and honestly I needed it. I took my wifes city / mountain bike thing to chase my kids on their go-kart around the...
04-17-20, 04:39 PM
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Posted By procrit

Upgraded my 13 yr old entry level Sidi's that...

Upgraded my 13 yr old entry level Sidi's that were falling apart for a pair of Shimano RC9's. I've never worn anything other than the cheapest shoes available, now I don't think I can ever go back...
04-11-20, 07:12 AM
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Posted By procrit

Tried to ride yesterday and my legs didn't want...

Tried to ride yesterday and my legs didn't want to even hold SST watts. Flat, dead, would not respond. Ouch...

I also tested the power meter I've been using (older quarq) with my new Favero...
04-08-20, 10:07 PM
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Posted By procrit

322w / 4.1 w/kg. I know just dropping weight will...

322w / 4.1 w/kg. I know just dropping weight will improve that to 4.6-4.7 or so, then I just need to crank up the watts.
04-08-20, 08:22 PM
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Posted By procrit

There are a lot of factors involved but generally...

There are a lot of factors involved but generally speaking your lungs are not limiting your performance. Itís your hearts ability to move blood, your bloods ability to carry it, and your legs ability...
04-07-20, 02:59 PM
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Posted By procrit

1 hr z2/z3 today. Almost didn't ride but it was...

1 hr z2/z3 today. Almost didn't ride but it was sunny and it's hard to pass up getting out of the house. Down 7-8 pounds from a month ago, about 18 more until I'm at my old race weight. Who knows,...
04-06-20, 06:56 PM
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Posted By procrit

90 min SST at 275 watts today. The same effort...

90 min SST at 275 watts today. The same effort was only getting me 240-250 watts 3-4 weeks ago. The good thing about a 10 year layoff is the power numbers are skyrocketing. A long way to go, but...
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