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Old 06-04-21, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Probably should dial my FTP down 10w or so.
How much Prednisone did you take?
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Old 06-04-21, 12:55 PM
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Training has been shoddy this week. No ride Monday, did some squats and deadlifts, nothing Tuesday, 1h15m Weds on Zwift with a few short efforts, nothing yesterday. Planning to race on Sunday, but not feeling great about things. Balance is hard, and I'm getting down on myself for missing workouts due to work and child. Starting to question if training and racing is worth the mental and physical energy, maybe I should just ride for fun...
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Old 06-04-21, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Enthalpic View Post
How much Prednisone did you take?
50mg once a day for 5 days. I don't know if that's a lot or not.
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Old 06-04-21, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
50mg once a day for 5 days. I don't know if that's a lot or not.
A significant amount; anymore you would probably need to be tapered off.

You didn't really lose fitness, you are just experiencing detrimental side effects. It will pass.
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Old 06-05-21, 07:39 AM
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Yeah, I don't think I've ever taken more than 10mg of prednisone at a time.
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Old 06-05-21, 04:17 PM
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Huh. I didn’t feel any side effects to speak of.

Went on the River Ride this morning with very low expectations. Just didn’t want to get dropped. Felt surprisingly good. I think it’s a good exercise to try to stay in a hard ride or race with minimal watts.
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Huh. I didnít feel any side effects to speak of.
Some of the negative effects are when you are coming off.

It is a banned during competition. https://www.wada-ama.org/en/content/...lucocorticoids
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Old 06-06-21, 07:10 PM
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Fun training weekend that included a San Diego Velodrome camp with a coach from Carson featuring start gate practice and pursuits on Saturday and a two hour endurance ride along the coast with great legs on Sunday.

And it was great to see some of my track friends and catch up.
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Old 06-07-21, 03:25 AM
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Last week was a recovery week and COVID shot #2 week, so the weekdays were pretty easy. Took the TT bike out to the more technical of the two upcoming TT's and did some work in the adjusted position on Saturday and did some FTP work yesterday. Had the fit on both bikes updated on Thursday and I felt the changes on the road bike yesterday but the changes to the TT bike (both saddles moved about the same) went smooth as butter.
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Old 06-08-21, 10:09 PM
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Took today off work as last week was a cluster and I was fixing stuff til 1 am on Friday.

Went out for an unstructured ride, legs were feeling decent and wind was blowning pretty good so I went for a Torrey Pines PR. Finally made it under 6 minutes, a PR by 7 seconds. Power was ok, but I think I've had better efforts of that duration in the past - 343w for 5:58. Also I don't think the wind was as good as I thought, as my past best effort had much less consistent power with a big drop off before the end of the segment.

Oh well, seems some of the group riding and vo2 intervals are slowly bringing the supra-threshold power back. Hoping this is the pull I need to keep pushing ftp from below
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Old 06-09-21, 07:57 AM
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Rest week randomness, did my usual Tuesday commute (~10 mi one way) then track racing routine, even though that's not exactly recovering haha. At this point, I'm doing what I want for fun and won't be building base or power for more than a few months. Track went OK, we had some longer scratch races which suite me well.

Gonna do 90 min on the TT bike soon, haven't decided between indoor or outdoor. 2x20 z2 in position, just chill. Next two days off, 3 hrs zwift on Saturday and that's a wrap. Have the rest of the week off to go camping with the lady and then visit some family in LA.
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Old 06-09-21, 08:08 AM
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rest week here too, although I didn't finish my plan over the weekend because we were out of town, but the work is done and I didn't feel an incredible need to do the last 2 workouts. I'm doing my solo century on Sunday, as it looks like the weather will be great for that, so that'll give me plenty of tss in a rest week, and hopefully I get pretty close to 5hr flat, although I'm afraid I'm putting too much pressure on myself to do that. I definitely have it in me, so I'm just gonna do my best to concentrate on power and not let myself settle in the 65% range as I tend to naturally fall to.
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Old 06-09-21, 09:03 AM
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Tuesday Night Worlds, it was a relatively easy week as everyone was recovering from Copperopolis and TdM. I probably should have done the same, since I didn't feel well but I hate missing the ride.

Finished somewhere in the top 10, 2 were in the first group and 6 of us came in 90 seconds later. I mostly sat in but pulled at the end which cost me a bunch of places, but a better time for the group. I thought it was a PR but it wasn't; I guess I'm at the point where good days don't show up on the Strava segments anymore. Also, my bike handling was on point today, bumped handlebars a few times and didn't totally panic.
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Old 06-10-21, 01:42 PM
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I tried a new motor pacing session at Velo Sports Center in Carson last night. The guy who ran the session is a coach somewhat new to VSC. 30 lap warm up and then 3x8 lap motor paced 2k pursuits (aerobars) with the last lap solo. I have not done any high speed high cadence work in 18 months. My last 2k was 33 mph in 100.3 gear inches. Wattage was approximately 550 watts for the solo part. I had great legs and it felt chainless.
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Old 06-10-21, 01:51 PM
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i did my club's group ride yesterday evening, joined in the B group because a) it's rest week and b) I know my power profile is too one dimensional to keep up on the hills. Even with the B group I was kind of in between the initial group of B+ guys and what I'd call B- guys on the route's main climb that generally takes 8ish mins, I averaged 289w (4.1w/kg which is my threshold) for 8.5mins. I did a good amount of pulling initially, though, and for the first hour had an NP of 260 (0.9 IF) so it was a good time.
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Old 06-10-21, 11:15 PM
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Did a ramp test earlier this week. 3 watts lower than before I got shingles so basically no fitness lost. Did a VO2max workout tonight (4x5’ @ 110%) and hit my targets. Hard but doable.
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Old 06-11-21, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Did a ramp test earlier this week. 3 watts lower than before I got shingles so basically no fitness lost. Did a VO2max workout tonight (4x5í @ 110%) and hit my targets. Hard but doable.
Booyah. I have done those and very tough. You are in great shape! Fantastic recovery from shingles.
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Old 06-11-21, 08:36 AM
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Another cancelled WNW due to storms.

But, sub-50 Alpe time on Zwift! I trust the RPE and power from the Kickr based on power I'm making outdoors so it was 277w for 48min and a few seconds.

I'll take it. Given the slopes on it and my gearing I likely lost some power going over/under on the changes in slope. So, let's call it 280w "true ftp" power. It's longer than 45min, so sure.
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Just a friendly reminder to double check that your spare tube doesn’t also have a hole in it. And that the glue in your patch kit isn’t dried out. D’oh!
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Torrey Pines threshold climbing repeats. Who let the dogs out?

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Old 06-12-21, 05:49 PM
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My least favorite outdoor workout today, 4x30' endurance w/3' threshold after each 30' block. This is followed by 15' threshold/10' tempo x 2. It's not hard, I don't like it because it's so long and nothing is flat here so you can't just get in a rhythm. You just spend all of your time managing leg speed to say in zone.
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Accomplished my goal of a sub 5hr solo century! 227w AP/233w NP 0.8IF 4kj in 4:56
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2 hour endurance ride along the coast.
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Old 06-14-21, 07:54 AM
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Rainy Sunday in the PNW so I watched the live stream of Tulsa Tough's Cry Baby Hill crit from the comfort of sweet spot on my trainer. Good motivation.
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Old 06-15-21, 11:29 AM
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So on my Saturday group ride I had some chest pains and when I dropped my chain decided to call it off. I have these 'episodes' every once in awhile ever since passing out in a outhouse 8 miles from the finish of Ironman St. George (I couldn't hold down food or water during the race) 11 years ago.

I get these pounding or tapping sensations around my heart and its usually when I dehydrate and it lasts a few days. Any other part of the body I wouldn't care about the pain since its maybe a 2 or 3. This is probably my 5th time seeing the doctor about it, several times I've had a battery of tests and once they find out its not a heart attack they really aren't too interested in what it is.

So I don't know what this means for my races coming up; I have a Mt Baldy Hill Climb and BWR. Both are legit efforts, so if it gets worse I may call it.
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