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Old 04-03-14, 08:33 PM   #9301
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1.5 hours rolling around.

Did 2 ~290w intervals for about 7 mins (the easy part of Moody), that's about it.

Peak week #2 so feeling it and trying not to overdo it before the stage race this weekend.
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Old 04-03-14, 09:25 PM   #9303
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24 miles fast tempo to get some exercise after being on vacation for a week, averaged about 200 watts I'd say as my avg speed was 19.5mph on relatively flat ground. One of these days I'll get a powermeter. Or at least a speedometer instead of tracking all of my rides on my phone.
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Old 04-03-14, 10:08 PM   #9304
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1.5 hours rolling around.
Peak week #2 so feeling it and trying not to overdo it before the stage race this weekend.
What's your recipe for peak week? I'm almost there and I've never done it properly before. I've done tapering, but Friel seems to think Peak week is something a bit different.
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What's your recipe for peak week? I'm almost there and I've never done it properly before. I've done tapering, but Friel seems to think Peak week is something a bit different.
I'll let you know when I figure it out! All I know is my Build blocks are done, and I (hopefully) peaked for San Dimas last weekend.

So I'm assuming this week is a "Peak" week too. I should probably brush up on the Friel book again around this..

Anyway I'm basically approaching it similar to a rest or taper week, where I'm still doing some efforts, just not a lot of them. (and assuming my form is good enough)
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Today I lifted lower body in the gym, no riding.
Ez hour on the MTB tmrrw at lunch
3.5hrs road ride including hard group ride sat
1hr madison workout on the track sunday
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yesterday: lunges,leg press,deadlifts,chinups,plank,triceps,chest,shoulders,calf raises.

Bummed that Houston Grand Crit is on the same day as mothers day and i'll be out of town with my wife and kids. After MS150 I'll start commuting to work 3 days a week and plan on building a strong engine with TT & Crit intervals targeting next season Feb-May TT, Road & crit races in Houston, LA & Austin. Might get a coach later on this year.
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Mattm, that's what I do for peak weeks.
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SST with Tyrell and a teammate. Hit some hills, then Tyrell split off to ride another couple hours O_o.

He also busted me for wearing my work socks

Have I mentioned that I like riding in wind?
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Tis the sprinter life for me ... two 25 second efforts followed by a 70 second effort, workout is done and now time to pick ... steak or chicken ... or both!
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Mattm, that's what I do for peak weeks.
Good to know, thanks.
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What's your recipe for peak week? I'm almost there and I've never done it properly before. I've done tapering, but Friel seems to think Peak week is something a bit different.
You typically want to give some full speed efforts but with less duration and less of them with more rest than usual, high intensity is important. However with my own self over the years I have found that peaking is a very complicated formula and not exactly easy to hit on the head. Last year I had two clear peaks that were easily 5% better than any other weeks. One was 5 to 10 days after the hardest race of the year with a purposeful taper and peak that I designed to hit at days 10 to 15. The peak came early by 5 days. The second was after I burnt out for the season and stopped riding for most of two weeks, then picked it back up and a few days later was riding my best times of the year.

I think it really depends on how loaded you were and CTL and everything will never tell you that, because we all take to training differently ... and at least for me one year is not like the others. helpful stuff huh?
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Met a new ride buddy on the bike path. Hopefully do some more rides with him!
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Old 04-05-14, 01:44 PM   #9314
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openers ride...new max, 5, and 10 second power numbers. If I weighed 20-30 pounds less the numbers would look a whole lot better.
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River Ride. Numbers were pretty good but I didn't feel particularly strong.
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3 windy hrs yesterday focused on climbing - first 45' with WR and his teammate then the rest solo. 1.5 hrs today with no real plan. Stayed close to home because it felt like a good idea.
Pushing 2 kids in a jog stroller tomorrow for a 10k run. I haven't run since...November? Should be interesting...
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openers, it's amazing how easy it is to push a huge normalized power with predominantly easy riding. 3 1 minute "hardish" efforts sky rocket your np.

Hopefully things go well tomorrow. I wouldn't mind doing well...
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River Ride. Numbers were pretty good but I didn't feel particularly strong.

Coffee Republic Ride. We had an unusually large turnout as well. I'm guess Topsport turnout is low?
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Some pacing for 90 minutes. Since I've dropped my bars a few inches and my back is almost flat, I can really feel the glutes working. I can also hold 20+ at a pretty pedestrian effort. The big negative is since I'm down so low its harder to look down the road.
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Some pacing for 90 minutes. Since I've dropped my bars a few inches and my back is almost flat, I can really feel the glutes working. I can also hold 20+ at a pretty pedestrian effort. The big negative is since I'm down so low its harder to look down the road.
that's a big change, no?
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openers, it's amazing how easy it is to push a huge normalized power with predominantly easy riding. 3 1 minute "hardish" efforts sky rocket your np.

Hopefully things go well tomorrow. I wouldn't mind doing well...
What race are you doing?
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Some pacing for 90 minutes. Since I've dropped my bars a few inches and my back is almost flat, I can really feel the glutes working. I can also hold 20+ at a pretty pedestrian effort. The big negative is since I'm down so low its harder to look down the road.
didn't you JUST strain a hamstring tendon? dude...
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52 miles of climbing, I'm ready for 150 miles next Saturday and Sunday
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