OK, but you don't race against World Champions. I do.
EDIT: Oh, I guess the new design for the Flite got wider. What!? Guess I'm looking for something else entirely. Sigh.
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Sadly, many of my PR's aren't because I'm strong that day, but the wind is blowing in the right directions at the right times...
*that's my tt bike
So if most races are on Sundays, what do people do on Saturday? Light z2 work?
Saturdays are typically my big ride / effort for the week, kinda sucks to have to give it up.
If I am doing a mini peak for the race, I'll rest 2 days out, day before go out and do leg openers, some moderate threshold work. Get the legs ready for the hurt the next day. I've also had good luck with doing a time trial the day before a road race.
Caloso try the Romin evo. I use a 155 and it's the best saddle I have had. 4-5hrs rides and my butt is not bothering me. I'm more worried about tired legs and/or a bit of a sore neck. I also like the phenom in 155. I can't do 4-5 hrs rides on it but I'm fine for 3 hrs. I have it on my cx bike.
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Vacation in St. Kitts. Don't have my luggage yet. Even packed my bike shoes/ pedals so I could rent a bike here..... :/
Training = rest week so far.
I don't like cats.
Recovery week. Not a day too soon, I need to shed some fatigue from my last training block - woke up to a calf cramp yesterday.
Then Saturday I test my FTP, and finally find out for real how productive this last block of training has been. I might be getting close to 4 W/kg (@ftp), at my current +5 lbs winter weight! So far I have been consistently exceeding my training goals, let's see what I can do after a taper.
Does anybody do body weight or hindu squats? I feel like you can really get a good workout if more than 150 or so are done. Not in a row of course, but maybe sets of 20 or 25.
Still figuring out how best to use the ball, but holding it out front and tossing it around seems to work the core some. I have no idea what I'm doing really.
I figure instead of going to the gym or getting a weight set at home, I can just do a ton of reps. We'll see if it really helps, but I figure it can't hurt.
Good question as I've never thought about it in a direct to cycling application. I used to just do a lot of work with squats. With that, rule of thumb is about shoulder width which is likely a bit wider than pedal width. Watching some videos recently of track guys (e.g., Chris Hoy), they seem to run with a shoulder width approach as well on their squats.