I snipped this from the thread listed below. Jeesh !!! This guy is meesing himself up just to try to compete at a Cat 4 !?!?
If you've been on this board for any period of time - which you (madtrack) have - then you know the major f'ups RealGains could have helped me avoid regarding test/EQ/turanibol etc. a couple of years ago....not only would I have saved money on peds, I'd of saved money on physical therapy too after - surprise, surprise, I blew-out/strained/tore a tendon after I more then doubled my squat and tried transfering that to the kilo (for awhile I thought I had jumped from a 4 to a 2....till my body reminded me I was a 4)
I'm still recovering....my threshold is about 225 for example, yup 225...that beats the 160ish that it was last winter....in TT's last season I couldnt even put out the power to get my HR up to the previous 168-172bpm that it would get in TT's...instead 155ish...I didnt even bother with crits...why pay 30 bucks to get dropped in < a lap?
My theory on why I'm taking so long to recover, is that I am fairly new to being fit (< 5 years -fittest in my life) and lets just say if 40+ masters races wasnt so damn hard, I could race in it, so getting back to that hard fought fitness level (mid packer cat IV) is proving long and slow.