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Old 12-11-12, 03:17 PM   #376
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Was this a recent surgery for you? I am hoping to recover quickly but will be glad to breathe either way!
Nah couple of years ago now. Think it was the summer of 2010?
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Old 12-11-12, 03:19 PM   #377
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Well, it hasn't been that high since 2009 :-/ but I've had something screw up every season between then and now. My PR is 822 on the PowerTap that reads 3% low (according to bi-annual stomp tests). I've managed five tests between 800 and 822, so I think that's somewhat of a ceiling for me.

This is why I like to launch at 800m. The most I've seen in a race finish was 730W for the last minute, and that was a win from the pack, crossing the line at only 500W.

Those were the days.
That's super impressive. I consider myself having a good 1min, but my ceiling is around 600w. Seem to be very repetitive but can't get very much over it. Then again I only weigh 140lb!
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Yeah, that's 9.44 W/kg. Sweet. Certainly a useful tool in a race. At your weight, that could be super useful on a climb. I had to make use of mine with more wind, and hope to get separation at the start. I would jump from 10 back at 1200-1400W and hit the front going 6-8mph faster than them. I weighed 170 back then <sigh> (but I was really hungry).
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Well, it hasn't been that high since 2009 :-/ but I've had something screw up every season between then and now. My PR is 822 on the PowerTap that reads 3% low (according to bi-annual stomp tests). I've managed five tests between 800 and 822, so I think that's somewhat of a ceiling for me.

This is why I like to launch at 800m. The most I've seen in a race finish was 730W for the last minute, and that was a win from the pack, crossing the line at only 500W.

Those were the days.
im going to lift all week this week, then ill go out and do 681 watts for 60 seconds. Take that mr tough guy!!!!
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Old 12-11-12, 05:17 PM   #380
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Did a CX workout today. 40-ish hard minutes total, 5 of my park laps. Didn't go crazy hard, but hard enough to feel it. Tried a new front tire out and played with pressures front and rear. A good day all around.
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90' of SST before work. 45' of core work at lunch. And I avoided all the baked goods in the office kitchen, so yay me!
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Old 12-11-12, 07:11 PM   #382
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Long day @ work, just did a quick trainer ride after... 10 min warm up to 90%, then hold 90% FTP for an hour. Gotta love HBO on demand. Didn't feel like I was working that hard, until the wife got home and tried to talk to me 50 minutes in.... found I was breathing pretty hard trying to converse.
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Old 12-12-12, 01:24 AM   #383
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hooboy

havent been here in a while so heres the update:

finished up my season over labor day. best season yet, with a few nice wins and a buncha podiums and my cat 2 upgrade.

but my last race was a bust. had high hopes and flatted out in the middle of nowhere and limped in for like 50 miles.

was pretty cracked for a hard disciplined routine, and then in october i changed jobs to a job that on one hand means i no longer get up at 5 AM and am better rested and happier than i have been in years, but also has been really involved and had long hours.

same commute as the previous job - about 12 miles each way, but unlike the previous job theres no bus i can take on recovery days. and i work more nights so its gonna be a little trickier to find time to get in the miles i like to get in in the winter.

on the other hand theres less access to free food, which is good for me and weight management.

all in all its a very positive, but still challenging and a little stressful change in routine that i am still trying to get my head around.

i havent really slouched on riding, commuting every day but not much distance or structure.

in the race report thread i mentioned i got 2nd in a local SS race last weekend and that got me kind of excited about incorporating some SS work into my training. realizing now what a great workout racing SS is for developing strength and aerobic fitness and coordination.

so i guess my training status is i need to start training ASAP
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I feel like I've had a constant case of DOMS going for about the last 4 months. I really haven't, but it seems that way. I've got 2 days of CX planned this weekend, so I'm taking the rest of the week easy.
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another 3 @z2 this morning.

legs starting to feel a little stiff. I have 10 more hours id like to accomplish to cap of this week (and block) before I rest next week.
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100min on the Trainer (two episodes of Game of Thrones). 5 x 10min threshold over/unders in the middle of that. Now to go to work...
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45 degrees and I feel like I was dragging an anchor around. I have a ways to go I'm afraid.
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I didn't feel like riding today, so I didn't. I took the time and started re-stringing the bike. It needed it, and it's good for the soul.
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Dear 300W,

it's been a while, but i'm glad that i'm finally back on the right side of the promised land

Yours truly,

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90' of SST before work. 45' of core work at lunch. And I avoided all the baked goods in the office kitchen, so yay me!
Srsly, I hate all the cookies and cake that show up around the holidays. I say we start bringing fruits in a holiday basket instead.
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Easy peasy all week for me. Lifted Monday and Wednesday in the gym. No Friday though like normal, have our holiday lunch at Fogo de Chao. Yummmm! I'm at race weight already so I will feast myself on the many meats.
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it's been a while, but i'm glad that i'm finally back on the right side of the promised land

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QFT. Grats echappist.


I invested an hour on the rollers last night...2x20's. The first one was an indoor record by 18 watts and the average of the two was higher than my previous best as well. I nearly crashed at minute 8 of the 2nd rep when my rollers threw the belt. That was an exciting moment that I would rather not relive.
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Been doing a few 50-60 mile base rides a week... preparing for first collegiate road season. Should be fun.
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I got fit on my mountain bike today.

went and rode my normal trails.

PRed everything... amazingly better handling and control.
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Easy peasy all week for me. Lifted Monday and Wednesday in the gym. No Friday though like normal, have our holiday lunch at Fogo de Chao. Yummmm! I'm at race weight already so I will feast myself on the many meats.
Lucky bastard... You won't be at race weight tomorrow. :-) The legs of lamb always get me there...
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2x20 at lunch. Hit my target within 1 watt on each one, so I got that going for me, which is nice.
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QFT. Grats echappist.


I invested an hour on the rollers last night...2x20's. The first one was an indoor record by 18 watts and the average of the two was higher than my previous best as well. I nearly crashed at minute 8 of the 2nd rep when my rollers threw the belt. That was an exciting moment that I would rather not relive.
thanks guys. TBF, it was not a FTP test (real FTP is still south of 300), just me getting bored on the rollers and wanting to see how far i could push things. Real FTP test is this Saturday when i go climb some hills. I can either do 2x25 or do a 45min effort. The latter is quite enticing as I've never climbed for 25min at FTP, much less 45min. Damn, what am i signing up for here?

miwoodar, cheers to that. That said, don't you have roads to do 2x20's on? Threshold efforts on rollers are quite evil.
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which conference? It'll be even more fun if it's the ECCC.
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I'm fine and happy on the rollers. It's time efficient and has suited my needs well over the last few weeks.
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