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Old 11-17-21, 11:19 PM
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I'm working my way through the Zwift Academy workouts, this time doing them with FTP set at my most recent value. I'm not sure why, but I'm finding them a lot more doable, even at a higher FTP setting. Also, my HR is not only not going quite as high (maybe 4 bpm lower maximum) but also it's dropping a lot farther in the recovery segments - the lowest it got during the 6 minutes between the 2 sets of 3 back in September was 132. Tonight it was 113.

I find it hard to believe I'm suddenly in that much better shape. Maybe I was sick in September/October or something?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
whats definition of the back of the knee? the pain is underneath my knee cap.

at times I get the sensation my knee wants to pop or it has a moving sensation. Not large movement but I can feel it. Not often and I never noticed it until this started.
Ah, okay. Look up “chondromalacia” as long as you’re googling.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I'm working my way through the Zwift Academy workouts, this time doing them with FTP set at my most recent value. I'm not sure why, but I'm finding them a lot more doable, even at a higher FTP setting. Also, my HR is not only not going quite as high (maybe 4 bpm lower maximum) but also it's dropping a lot farther in the recovery segments - the lowest it got during the 6 minutes between the 2 sets of 3 back in September was 132. Tonight it was 113.

I find it hard to believe I'm suddenly in that much better shape. Maybe I was sick in September/October or something?
Breakthrough! I see steps and other apparent non-linearities in my response too.
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Old 11-18-21, 04:49 AM
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Valid point. I'm not significantly concerned with analyzing my fitness in great detail. I know when I'm riding better, and feeling stronger. That's enough for me.
I just try to stay on the same courses, and look at my average wattage. Up is better down I'd bad . Kiss method for dummy. If I'm setting P.r.'s I must be doing something correct.
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I am at 6340 miles for the year. I think that’s plenty, but if the weather permits I do have a shot at 7K for the year. 6.5 is almost a sure thing. One of the retired geezers I ride with has over 11K, which is impressive for a guy of 76.
Yeah, but what's his average speed?.....
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Old 11-18-21, 04:53 AM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I keep seeing these two threads juxtaposed:

"Chain Fell Off Mid-Pack"
and
"Does Anyone Bring A Spare Chain?"

- which, despite what you might think, were NOT started by the same person.
Sock?
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Never break the chain.

Here is my favorite cover version:

https://youtu.be/jVLNB3d-2cA
effing scrambled! Eff you , you tube!
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Old 11-18-21, 05:13 AM
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Nope. Michelle B is an old rider, who has been riding with us for many years. She is riding a Ti Seven. All the cool kids ride Ti, it seems.
She’s had that bike for decades. Shoes the longevity of ti.
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Old 11-18-21, 05:23 AM
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5500 ish miles this year. Not to bad for the amount of time I spend at work.
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Well, since we're doin' show and tell with the annual mileage, I'm at 6150, with a few hundred of that coming on the trainer.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I'm working my way through the Zwift Academy workouts, this time doing them with FTP set at my most recent value. I'm not sure why, but I'm finding them a lot more doable, even at a higher FTP setting. Also, my HR is not only not going quite as high (maybe 4 bpm lower maximum) but also it's dropping a lot farther in the recovery segments - the lowest it got during the 6 minutes between the 2 sets of 3 back in September was 132. Tonight it was 113.

I find it hard to believe I'm suddenly in that much better shape. Maybe I was sick in September/October or something?
I see on Strava that you mention a going to a higher cadence (110+rpm) for the VO2 max intervals - yeah, that's always been the case for me that my best results in that region, and above, have been at higher than cruisin' cadence (which is something that probably would have taken a while to realize with ERG).
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R.I.P. Philip Margo.

Philip Margo, Singer on ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight,’ Dies at 79 – Billboard
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Most of my CPU cycles, during this morning's coffee and tea, have been devoted to ironing out how to tackle a not-insignificant to-do list while the girl is at preschool.

....and then I happened to glance at the family calendar and saw that my wife had added a preschool concert to the day, smack dab in the middle of the morning.
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Most of my CPU cycles, during this morning's coffee and tea, have been devoted to ironing out how to tackle a not-insignificant to-do list while the girl is at preschool.

....and then I happened to glance at the family calendar and saw that my wife had added a preschool concert to the day, smack dab in the middle of the morning.
What might this entail? I have not a clue.
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20 years ago tomorrow we crossed the American/Mexican border for the first time as expats.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
8023 miles and about 466,000’ of vertical for the year. Maybe an 8th of that is fake.
Wait a minute. I checked intervals.icu and have to come clean with the real numbers:

Total miles: 7476 mi; 459195 vertical ft
Fake: 1668 mi; 123146 vertical ft


I misunderestimated the fake miles and there was some walking and hiking in the above numbers.
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I just have hours, because I don't run a speed sensor on my trainer. 340 hours so far this year, which doesn't count weights.
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What might this entail? I have not a clue.
Preschool kids, mine included, singing.
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Training load for the year is 29950.
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Preschool kids, mine included, singing.
Does it entail earplugs?
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I misunderestimated the fake miles and there was some walking and hiking in the above numbers.
Now the truth comes out.
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I just have hours, because I don't run a speed sensor on my trainer. 340 hours so far this year, which doesn't count weights.
I just enter "trainer" in my log. no miles or hours. However, if I subtract my real miles from the miles that Strava says that I have, I get 535 indoor miles this year.
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Does it entail earplugs?
When it's your kid, it's all beautiful.

Surely you remember that.
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