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Old 12-06-08, 07:40 PM   #1
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Should I HTFU?

11/24- 30

40.4 1:59:02
42.44 2:08:28
30.82 1:32:17
Trainer 1:00:00
29.87 1:29:13

12/1-6

18.05 57:08
Trainer 1:00:00
48.45 2:26:33
31.49 1:34:06
22.25 1:07:08


This has been my training for the last nearly 2 weeks. As you can see the first week got started pretty good but then the weather turned very sour, and I didn't ride for **** on the weekend. The this week between the weather and an incredible amount of stuff to do I have barely got any riding in, Wednesday being the only decent day. I should be able to go do a group ride tomorrow of 62 miles, with a starting temp of 34 degrees and 10 am. My training has been so pathetic I am about to go crazy just thinking about it. I was just wanting everyone else to tell me if I suck as bad as I think I do.
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Old 12-06-08, 07:44 PM   #2
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Skip the group ride unless it's slow. If it becomes more competitive than just a sprint towards a yellow sign or something, then don't be afraid to break off.
You're good. In fact you're probably training better than most of the other guys in your area. Just keep it slow.
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Old 12-06-08, 08:52 PM   #5
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This group ride tommorow is massive. 100+ people show and a slow day is 22.5 average for 62 miles. Runs every Sunday in the winter and has been for like 30 years. it meets on the edge of Atlanta and theres always plenty of homeless people running around with a Knight helmet and waving plastic swords . sometimes we even get police escorts.
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This group ride tommorow is massive. 100+ people show and a slow day is 22.5 average for 62 miles. Runs every Sunday in the winter and has been for like 30 years. it meets on the edge of Atlanta and theres always plenty of homeless people running around with a Knight helmet and waving plastic swords . sometimes we even get police escorts.
I've gotta see that. If I had some cash I'd drive to Atlanta.
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I wish you could post straight from the forum page...pretty much any thread with a title like "should I HTFU" has an easy answer that doesn't require reading the post.
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Airport ride. Long and short (i.e. fast and slow), 60 and 40 miles. Did you make it?
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11/24- 30

40.4 1:59:02
42.44 2:08:28
30.82 1:32:17
Trainer 1:00:00
29.87 1:29:13

12/1-6

18.05 57:08
Trainer 1:00:00
48.45 2:26:33
31.49 1:34:06
22.25 1:07:08
All of this is completely meaningless, what matters is what you're doing with that time. You can do a lot with 7 or 8 hours/week if your workouts are hard enough.

That being said, the answer is yes.
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Skip the group ride unless it's slow. If it becomes more competitive than just a sprint towards a yellow sign or something, then don't be afraid to break off.
You're good. In fact you're probably training better than most of the other guys in your area. Just keep it slow.
This doesn't apply to people doing 7hr weeks.
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Airport ride. Long and short (i.e. fast and slow), 60 and 40 miles. Did you make it?
Yes, I made it.

And the most I have ever ridden in a week was 17 1/2 hours, that was last year. The most I have done since the off season began this year was 11:48 hours.

And I definetly have not been ridding slooow.

40.4m 20.36avg
42.44 19.82
30.82 20.04
29.87 20.08

No group.

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This doesn't apply to people doing 7hr weeks.
It's easy to redistribute time throughout the day to fit in more riding.
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man i've been looking for a group ride around here. seems like columbus hibernates in the winter. any rides that go 4-5 hrs?
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man i've been looking for a group ride around here. seems like columbus hibernates in the winter. any rides that go 4-5 hrs?
The only way you are going to find a fast group that rides for that long is to go to Athens and do the winter bike league rides, the one where Floyd Landis showed up. But in Columbus you are kind of far away for the cycling center of the state.

By the way this is what I did last week.

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34.41 1:45:51
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figures. It's a bit of a stretch to drive to athens from here. I'm not looking for speed, i'm looking for duration; if it's fast, i'll be sitting in
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