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    Not actually Tmonk TMonk's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by thechemist View Post
    uplc/ms and gc/mc stuff that does give me a flexible schedule somewhat but I get home early for other obligations.
    ahhhh. i do alot of ICP-MS for QC and outside analytical services (like yesterday). also i have no children and i broke up w m gf so im single.

    all i do is work and ride my bike
    to a lesser extent i get faded w coworkers or family (they live 40 mi away). it leaves alot to be desired, but its not a bad existence.
    Last edited by TMonk; 12-07-12 at 09:19 AM.
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    Almost 2 hours on the trainer just now. Watched 2 episodes of game of thrones. a pyramid with total of 40 min endurance, 40 min mid-tempo, and 40min @ 90% sweet spot. About 125 TSS, which is more than enough for a trainer ride.

    Going to try and hit the weights in the first time in a long time later....

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnybutts View Post
    I just felt like arguing.
    Yay offseason!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thechemist View Post
    uplc/ms and gc/mc stuff that does give me a flexible schedule somewhat but I get home early for other obligations.
    Please call it HPLC or UHPLC... after Waters trademarked UPLC I refuse to use the term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
    holy crap that sounds horrible

    im a chemist too but i can start work at 10:30 or even 11 if i want
    by the same token i can also start at 6:30 or 7
    i'm an ex-chemist and i get every other Friday off, and i just got back from a nice 4-hr ride. Yay for literally relying on the gov't for my livelihood; i wonder if i qualify to be in the 47% .

    flip side is that i wake up at 6am to show up at work at 7:30.

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    so u graduated PhD right? (congrats!)
    what are you up to?
    ive got my eyes set on 2014 for grad school. will be hard adjusting to having even less time and money.

    also my new 1br apt is literally 2 miles from work so my gas expenses are like nothing and I can end training rides at work all the time and just ride home later
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    First leg-weights in... 1.5 years? aside from some body weight and calf stuff I did last winter to rehab a little injury.

    All at very low weight, trying to have rather explosive movements:
    Front Squats 4sets of 15
    Deadlift 4 of 15
    Seated Calf raises 3x 25
    Laying hami curls 3 x12
    seat leg extensions 3x12

    Now we'll see if I can ride the trainer tomorrow....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
    so u graduated PhD right? (congrats!)
    what are you up to?
    ive got my eyes set on 2014 for grad school. will be hard adjusting to having even less time and money.

    also my new 1br apt is literally 2 miles from work so my gas expenses are like nothing and I can end training rides at work all the time and just ride home later
    Thanks.

    well, I have yet to graduate as i still need to finish my thesis, but i did start my job at the patent office (alas, being totally depended on the government for my income )

    have you thought about whether you want to do a masters or PhD? Or academia vs industry? I somehow feel obligated to be like Cassandra and give people ample facts so that they can be better informed. Much about graduate science research seems like a total sham. PM me if you want to discuss about this in private.

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    sleep intervals all week, looking to continue through the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    have you thought about whether you want to do a masters or PhD? Or academia vs industry? I somehow feel obligated to be like Cassandra and give people ample facts so that they can be better informed. Much about graduate science research seems like a total sham. PM me if you want to discuss about this in private.
    thanks, i may pm you for advice as it gets closer.
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    Weights + 1 mile of running (I'm not sure how I pulled that off!).
    Putting the Duh in Floriduh.

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    1hr on trainer, pretty easy after weights yesterday: 30min of easy spinning, and 30 min @ 90%

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    4+ hours. I was sore when I started. 1.5 hr. solo + hard club ride. Ended up in the break. I'm freakin' fried.

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    although i've only been getting a consistent 8 or so hours the last 4 weeks the switch is finally starting to click…my bike feels like it should again and i am not pedaling squares
    14 days...

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    Fight club then 60ish with the team. Fun day.

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    5 hours today with the team, it was fun.
    pro-meter: lol

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    2.5 hrs on the mountain bike. pre-rode the marathon course for next weekend.

    tomorrow should be 3-3.5 hrs on the rode. I just inhereited some teammates.
    I'm sure when you were getting to the point of blowing nothing was obvious but making the pain stop...I don't know about you but after the fact I always look back at those moments and think 'why didn't I just keep going' but at the time there wasn't enough oxygen on the planet to make me take one more pedal stroke.

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    Managing to train despite a somewhat cranky left knee. It's gradually getting better. 3:15 team ride yesterday, got rained on. Another 3:00 planned for today, gonna get rained on again, probably.

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    3:00 pedaling, 3:45 when you add in coffee time and the 2x trains we had to wait for.

    Bibs and jersey here in Houston. it's gotta be 80F out - humid as fk.

    10 hrs for the week. Next week will be mostly rest. Next weekend is the first marathon mountain bike race. 45 miles should be good for 4-5 hrs.
    I'm sure when you were getting to the point of blowing nothing was obvious but making the pain stop...I don't know about you but after the fact I always look back at those moments and think 'why didn't I just keep going' but at the time there wasn't enough oxygen on the planet to make me take one more pedal stroke.

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    Went out for a ride yesterday afternoon. Left in a cranky mood. Weird power readings made me even crankier. Felt much better by the time I got home, though.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetonrider View Post
    one doesn't have to ride x miles in training in order to do well in a race of x miles. you already know you can ride 100 miles, so there's little need to prove it. if you train with some intensity over shorter durations that may actually make you faster, sooner.

    is a "century race" an actual race or do you mean a timed ride?
    Eh the rides are timed, not USCF sanctioned I think, there is a buttload of climbing in them (some 10K+) so I am more or less 'racing to finish the darn thing' - this year im working on endurance and weightloss, maybe after the spring I will work on power/intervals/TT stuff(I notice the fiesta island TT has a merckx class now) and get into grouprides... - hoping to be ready for some real cat races maybe 2014 or end of '13... Never done a *real* race yet...

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    2:45 with a nice group, then did 15min on the trainer to round out the planned 3hr day...

    Felt good to be out on two wheels and not strapped to the trainer...
    "On the other hand riding down a hill at 55 MPH wearing (essentially) women's underwear and a Styrofoam cup on your head is the epitome of rational life-extending decisions." - RacerEx

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    did a group ride on sat for the firs time in a while. it netted me 4.5 hrs with a good slab of z3/4 in there. steady; i felt strong. rode away from the ride in the last 5 or 6 miles with one other dude without going over my LTHR for more than 30 seconds or so at a time
    today i did a "measly" 2 hrs w a lady friend.

    next weekend will likely not see a group ride as I'd like do 4 hr rides both days and do a solid amount of work in each ride. also our company party is on sat so the duration and intensity of my sunday ride (last day of block) is sorta pending on how hungover I feel
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    so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste

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    Ran a half marathon with the wife. IT band is hurting from lack of hitting the right muscles. Hoping I will be able to get 30 mi in tomorrow.

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    I left early and did 1.5 hours. My legs were dead as fried chicken. It was just a z1 recovery ride, so hopefully that brings them back a little. There's the chance of 2 cross races this weekend. I'd like to do both days, so I'm not doing any real work after Tuesday of this week, but I'd like to get in a bit of intensity between now and then.

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