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    riding for fun and powermeter's

    So I have had my PT for about 2 weeks now and yes, it has changed the way I train. I have learned that before I would ease off on the power and not realize it and I also found out that I am not near as strong for as long as I thought I was Here is my only "problem" With the meter it seems like all my rides now are training rides. Either I am doing intervals or TT type training or it is a full blown recovery ride. I feel like just a nice moderate ride is a waste of time since it does nothing to help my TSS score or IF. I have suddenly lost one of the things that I used to love......just A nice bike ride

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    There's no rule that says you have to adhere to a plan when you go out for a ride... You can just use it to record the ride rather than use it to direct what you do...

    Casting off the powertap on occasion has been a valuable addition to my training too.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    Casting off the powertap on occasion has been a valuable addition to my training too.
    So you're not using the performance manager?

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    ^^I do, but for the days I use my race wheels I use an estimated TSS. For Just about every 1-hour crit/circuit race I've done has had a TSS of about 110-120 when you count the warmup, so I just manually enter a TSS of 110 for a 1-hour race.

    For my weekly training series, I'll usually use the PT but the TSS for that race is pretty consistent as well.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by asgelle
    So you're not using the performance manager?

    The Power Profile chart is just plain addicting to me. After everyride I have to run in the house and upload my info to see if my chart bars have raised up a tad....LoL...It's the devil I tell you

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    get a ss/fg and go ride it once a week.. no computer.. just a bike and a road, it'll brighten your day.
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