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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...
08-05-20, 08:07 AM
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Posted By Wylde06

11 total and each one was right in the middle of...

11 total and each one was right in the middle of my vo2 zone. I havent been doing too many intervals this year, especially anything higher than sweet spot, so im sure I will feel it for at least a...
08-04-20, 05:12 AM
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Posted By Yep

I've been way more polarized these last two...

I've been way more polarized these last two years, and I really enjoy the big, Z2 cruiser rides coupled with two FTP or higher days.
08-03-20, 12:27 PM
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Posted By burnthesheep

Weird, a lot less power for me, but same thing on...

Weird, a lot less power for me, but same thing on Saturday. I was going to do maybe 2 hrs of Z2 alone. I got 1hr in and saw half the team going the other way. Nobody had posted online. I guess...
07-29-20, 05:47 PM
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Posted By colnago62

Zwift is building a lot of strong riders with...

Zwift is building a lot of strong riders with zero bike handling skill.
07-29-20, 12:19 PM
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Posted By kensuf

They'll also try to chase every single thing down.

They'll also try to chase every single thing down.
07-29-20, 12:08 PM
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Posted By caloso

My guess is that Cat 5 races are going to be even...

My guess is that Cat 5 races are going to be even worse this way than before, since a bunch of them have been doing Zwift races, which do this excessively. They're all going to think that's how...
07-14-20, 04:33 PM
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Posted By ntnyln

1-2 depending on where I am in the block and...

1-2 depending on where I am in the block and always on the weekend. Sundays are 90% ~3hrs+. On the big weeks of the block, I'll do long rides both days. Saturday would be usually 1.5-2hr workout and...
07-14-20, 02:47 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Taking it easy this week, short ab workout and...

Taking it easy this week, short ab workout and jog last night, easy hour on Zwift this morning. Might hit up my TT bike on Fiesta tomorrow for a little time in position, then the Zwift TTT on...
07-14-20, 02:16 PM
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Posted By Hermes

I am all in for tan and skinny.:D

I am all in for tan and skinny.:D
07-14-20, 11:59 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Depends on the time of the year for me. Average...

Depends on the time of the year for me. Average lets say 1.5. More in the winter and early season. I do a small number or road races each year that might top out at 4 hrs. Having said that, I...
07-14-20, 11:43 AM
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Posted By AlgarveCycling

I'm doing around 350 - 500km+ per week with 2...

I'm doing around 350 - 500km+ per week with 2 rest days so 3hr+ rides are 2-3x a week. No time constraints, I'm semi-retired (51) and just need my phone with me to sort out any issues that might...
07-14-20, 10:57 AM
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Posted By TheKillerPenguin

Very little of what any of us are doing right now...

Very little of what any of us are doing right now is going to matter when racing starts up again next year. I'd say just do whatever you enjoy doing, and do it reasonably consistently.
07-14-20, 10:28 AM
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Posted By hubcyclist

I pretty much just train inside with trainerroad...

I pretty much just train inside with trainerroad and the plans max out at 2hr workouts. Would love to do more long rides, but I get a lot of bang for my buck inside. Last weekend I did finally...
07-14-20, 10:19 AM
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Posted By gsteinb

None.

None.
07-14-20, 10:18 AM
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Posted By rubiksoval

Zero? Though these last few months I have hit the...

Zero? Though these last few months I have hit the 3 hour mark on group rides a few times since there's essentially nothing else to do.

Long rides are boring. And in summertime, really ruin the...
07-13-20, 10:01 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Typical endurance training this weekend along the...

Typical endurance training this weekend along the coast and Camp Pendleton.

On Saturday, my wife and I approached the light at Del Mar Heights road going south on PCH. Typically, this is a long...
07-08-20, 03:24 PM
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Posted By wktmeow

I'm starting to be more convinced that it is,...

I'm starting to be more convinced that it is, just from looking at other sports like rowing. The "get sorta quick fast" plan (the popular one I've seen for rowing is the Pete Plan) is a lot more...
06-27-20, 03:24 PM
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Posted By Hermes

2.5 hour endurance ride via Camp Pendleton and...

2.5 hour endurance ride via Camp Pendleton and San Clemente. Today, was not my day. It started with me accidentally putting my Garmin into the screen / battery save mode such that the screen would...
06-26-20, 02:05 PM
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Posted By TMonk

Ya. I took my (actual/real world) TT bike out...

Ya. I took my (actual/real world) TT bike out this morning to do a quick 1x25' on Fiesta Island at tempo, and felt a lot better than I expected to with a solid SST off feel. Was a bit haggard last...
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06-04-20, 07:22 AM
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Posted By PoorInRichfield

I totally agree. Buying new stuff makes us feel...

I totally agree. Buying new stuff makes us feel good and can result in small gains, but as you stated, real gains come from working on the "motor" which is something you can't buy and is much harder...
05-23-20, 05:19 PM
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Posted By TMonk

his FTP is probably rapidly on the move rn. I'd...

his FTP is probably rapidly on the move rn. I'd bet it's set low
05-16-20, 08:44 AM
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Posted By UmneyDurak

Totally is. I am adjusting my routine not to get...

Totally is. I am adjusting my routine not to get in to it, seems to be working.
05-15-20, 10:58 AM
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Posted By big john

Not a racer but stress during training is...

Not a racer but stress during training is definitely not off topic. Stress can cause many physical problems to go along with the obvious mental/emotional ones.
05-15-20, 09:34 AM
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Posted By TMonk

Man, reading that makes me realize that I have...

Man, reading that makes me realize that I have such a different perspective on this - I'm engaged (live with fiancee), no kids yet, still very gainfully employed as a chemist/scientist. In fact - my...
05-12-20, 04:39 PM
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Posted By aaronmcd

1:54 with 3x~16ish at threshold on the cycle...

1:54 with 3x~16ish at threshold on the cycle track (embarrassingly slow), finishing with a sprint. Got 166 TSS out of it. Still felt pretty good despite the -54 TSB.
Thinking maybe finish out the...
05-12-20, 11:27 AM
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Posted By Phatman

I said what I did because he mentioned he had...

I said what I did because he mentioned he had moved his seat up and forward on the new bike with a steeper seat tube angle. Weight distribution is a really important part of a bike fit, and if he...
05-12-20, 08:13 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Saddle position should be set based on crank...

Saddle position should be set based on crank length, leg length and BB. It should not be used to adjust reach.
05-11-20, 05:23 PM
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Posted By aaronmcd

I hit -58 yesterday, but my CTL is still only 40...

I hit -58 yesterday, but my CTL is still only 40 so it's not so bad. When my CTL was in the ~100 range, -40 TSB felt like hell.
05-08-20, 09:44 AM
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Posted By Hermes

Cypress My wife got a Garmin 830 as a...

Cypress My wife got a Garmin 830 as a replacement. Yesterday, on her TT bike, the Garmin calculated a new VO2max of 67.
05-06-20, 10:39 AM
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Posted By Cypress

I've done well in honing my aero position on the...

I've done well in honing my aero position on the road bike. This one was a "stay small, hit the uphills hard, carry power over the top, try to retain speed into the next one, repeat." Aside from the...
05-04-20, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Koyote

Next you'll be telling us that it isn't really...

Next you'll be telling us that it isn't really that important in the hills, too.
05-04-20, 11:40 AM
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Posted By aaronmcd

I kept putting it off cuz I couldn't find online...

I kept putting it off cuz I couldn't find online any solid evidence that short would be better for me, but I had suspected for a while. So I finally went with 160s when I got my new power meter (like...
05-04-20, 08:13 AM
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Posted By Hermes

I use 172.5 on my road and TT bike but 165 on my...

I use 172.5 on my road and TT bike but 165 on my track bike. I plan to change to 165 on my TT bike.

I have done aero testing with ERO at Velo Sports Center indoor track. 165 cranks test faster for...
05-01-20, 12:13 PM
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Posted By Cypress

Here's last night's TT. Mass-start rules, no TT...

Here's last night's TT. Mass-start rules, no TT bikes allowed etc. so this was on my TCR Advanced SL Disc. I started the TT 2 hours into my ride, so I wasn't expecting huge numbers, but I was...
04-30-20, 01:16 PM
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Posted By burnthesheep

70kg at 70 inches tall. Not much I can do there....

70kg at 70 inches tall. Not much I can do there.

It's totally a thing about not enough time for more volume and not enough volume to toss in a ton of intensity for the run. I reserve that extra...
04-25-20, 02:06 PM
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Posted By mattm

Still training like a mofo - 20 hours last week,...

Still training like a mofo - 20 hours last week, shooting for 15+ this week.

All outdoors - I have a tacx but only use it when it's dark out.

Mostly lower zones since racing won't happen for a...
04-18-20, 05:58 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Yes. I got it for Christmas. The only issue I...

Yes. I got it for Christmas. The only issue I have is that it's not terribly accurate with interpreting sleep. I have insomnia, so, I am up and down a lot most nights. Sometimes, it records me as...
04-15-20, 11:47 PM
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Posted By mattm

I almost bought it but realized my Apple Watch...

I almost bought it but realized my Apple Watch already measures heart rate variability (and the "Health" app reports/graphs it). Whoop adds some better reporting around it (it seems like), but for a...
04-09-20, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Cypress

151.4 lbs about a week ago.

151.4 lbs about a week ago.
04-09-20, 12:11 PM
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Posted By Cypress

I haven't done an outdoor FTP in 8 years. ...

I haven't done an outdoor FTP in 8 years.

Aside from that, I forgot that my Garmin calculates VO2 when you run a HR strap. Finished a ride two days ago and it claimed I have a VO2 max of 69. Not...
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