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Old 12-16-08, 06:37 PM   #1
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It's really ridiculous, don't you think?

The hours we put into training I mean. My team mate Gary's preposterous training regimen aside, yesterday I rode my bicycle outdoors for about 3.5 hours, then I hit the gym for a weight workout in the evening, about 90 minutes. That's FIVE HOURS of training. I am not a world class athlete, I am a 51 year old peloton dog hack racer.

I wonder how many beer league softball players do that?
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I spent hours doing bakery lifts today...being a world-class glutton takes dedication ya know.
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I spent hours doing bakery lifts today...being a world-class glutton takes dedication ya know.
CC, you are my hero. You and that stupid dog Bailey.
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I think Bailey is smarter than me...and better looking.
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CC, you are my hero. You and that stupid dog Bailey.
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I think Bailey is smarter than me...and better looking.
Not necessarily in contradiction...

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That's FIVE HOURS of training.
It beats having a life.
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Actually, if I wasn't trying to go light on the volume this weekend, and were able to ride outside during the week this wouldn't really be that bad. It would really only be <whisper> 4 1/4 hours a day </whisper> with one day off!
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Why aren't you guys racing in the TDF then? Since you have that many hours to train.
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Cause those guys train 6-7 hours a day, have way more talent, aren't in their 40s, and take a **** lot of drugs?

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Event, you can't quote yourself! But you are correct sir.

btw - your book was a fun read. The noobs in my area will delight in it's confusion, whereas I of course delighted in its simplicity.
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Cause those guys train 6-7 hours a day, have way more talent, aren't in their 40s, and take a **** lot of drugs?
I don't think T. Boonen's paltrey amateur hour recreational cocaine use would fit the 1980's definition I came of age with as a ***** lot of drugs.
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Cause those guys have way more talent?
Plus, keep it simple and spare us your grinding axes. We get plenty of that on talk radio.
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But I do it here every friggin day.
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The hours we put into training I mean. My team mate Gary's preposterous training regimen aside, yesterday I rode my bicycle outdoors for about 3.5 hours, then I hit the gym for a weight workout in the evening, about 90 minutes. That's FIVE HOURS of training. I am not a world class athlete, I am a 51 year old peloton dog hack racer.

I wonder how many beer league softball players do that?
Thank your genetics for that one. Although you do exaggerate your suckiness.
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why do you do it pcad , because you can!
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During the summer I may put 10 hours a week in at most. I'm an ok cat 3
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Although you do exaggerate your suckiness.
'Sucky' is relative. To a guy like gsteinb or waterrockets, I suck. To a some of the guys I see who try to race I'm not so bad. As long as you're having fun, all that is white noise.
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During the summer I may put 10 hours a week in at most. I'm an ok cat 3
If you trained hard you'd be a good 3 or maybe a 2.
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I don't have enough time to train 5 hours every day, and all the time I spend at work lifting an 8 oz. baton is adding tons of dead weight to my biceps.
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It's all relative. When it's your job (or your passion), that kind of time and dedication is expected. I, like others (I'm sure), have other things going on in life and have not decided to put that much time down.

If I have time and am willing to do a six hour ride, then I do it. If I don't, then I won't. The great thing is that I don't need to. I race for fun, and use the training more for my overall fitness.
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wtf? Helloooo, it's winter. Time to drink booze and gain weight.
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Well its all relative. Most of us enjoy training/riding. There are parts you suffer but for the most part its better than watching reruns of Seinfeld. Its not too hard doing what you love. What is hard for me is doing all the little things I should do such as scissor kicks or stretching.

What is easy is planning too much and then breaking down with injury. I tend to get in 'Rocky' mode with my training and it doesn't go well. I think many other people fall in this trap as well.
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wtf? Helloooo, it's winter. Time to drink booze and gain weight.
+1 Isn't it the off season?
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