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Old 04-13-14, 04:18 PM   #9551
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5.25 hr century ride @ Chappell Hill area. TSS of 489!!!!
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Old 04-13-14, 04:20 PM   #9552
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Sounds like you earned those post-ride beers.
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Old 04-13-14, 04:24 PM   #9553
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I'm guessing you meant TSS 289?
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Old 04-13-14, 05:00 PM   #9554
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I'm guessing you meant TSS 289?
My guess is that his software told him 489. I did a race last month, 103 miles, that gave me a 410 TSS with a .82 IF. He would've had a .9x IF with that time. He just needs to update his FTP.
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Old 04-13-14, 05:08 PM   #9555
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IF .957, TSS 488.9

Guess I should up those FTP values then.
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Old 04-13-14, 05:15 PM   #9556
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Old 04-13-14, 08:12 PM   #9557
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Been off the bike for 5 day. Rained today but was still able to get 1.5 hrs on the bike and did some
Tabata's 12x (20+10), plus couple of short sprints. Felt sluggish, not sure why.
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Old 04-13-14, 08:36 PM   #9558
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Team ride today, 3hrs, wicked winds. Cross winds were nasty and people were using them nicely to drill it to those behind, lots of guttering going on. Leading up the final drag I did not have the legs to hold onto the lead group and settled into a small group of 4, which included the ex-wife. A team-mate and myself provided the pull and shelter for her and the other guy, who were pretty much done. It was a god workout and the legs felt pretty good considering I had 5hrs on the bike the two days before hand.

Early season form is settling in nicely. Never have I been this fit and light. As long as a race smart I think I may surprise myself. We shall see....
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Old 04-13-14, 10:09 PM   #9559
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Good ending to the week. Two hours of riding with lots of intervals mixed in. Was pretty gassed and didn't hit most of the numbers but still good. I did hit a roadrunner! It tried running across the road and then took flight and tagged my handlebar. They don't really fly, more of a glide like a paper airplane.
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Old 04-13-14, 11:26 PM   #9560
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Juniors ride today. We finished by having the kids do a set of 300m two-up sprints. I volunteered to sprint against the 17 year old. The kid pipped me, but I did set a season high PR for 5sec power as a consolation prize.
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Old 04-14-14, 01:47 PM   #9561
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2x20s

What is it about rain rides that leaves me feeling so great for the rest of the day? I'm thinking that it's because I seem to be able to dig deeper in bad weather, so more pain, thus more endorphin high? I want more.

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Old 04-14-14, 02:58 PM   #9562
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What is it about rain rides that leaves me feeling so great for the rest of the day? I'm thinking that it's because I seem to be able to dig deeper in bad weather, so more pain, thus more endorphin high? I want more.



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Old 04-14-14, 03:39 PM   #9563
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Tour of the Gila TT simulation on the trainer.
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Old 04-14-14, 08:44 PM   #9564
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120m Team Recovery Ride.
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Old 04-14-14, 08:52 PM   #9565
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ftp seems to have fallen by about 15 watts after a week off the bike, biz travel, overeating and lost sleep. sample size = 1
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Old 04-14-14, 10:00 PM   #9566
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Peak is over for sure, time to rest, reset, reboot.

Then on to the next base/build/peak phase for Cascade/San Rafael in July.

Never done a base phase during the season, we'll see how it goes.
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Old 04-14-14, 10:22 PM   #9567
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how many corners can you fit in 120 meters?
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Old 04-15-14, 10:03 AM   #9568
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how many corners can you fit in 120 meters?
The amount of cornering isn't important, my 10 w/kg over that distance is...

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STUCI on rollers in the garage while HVAC guys replaced the coil on my unit. I always seem to cut 2' from the next interval before I fail at the current interval given how I felt in the current interval. Like, if I just did my 2nd 8' interval and was able to *barely* improve on the last 8' but don't think I could do that same effort again, I'll do a 6' interval for the next one with the goal of improving over the 8' power. One of these times, I'll just go for 8's until I fail and then see if there's anything at all left for 6's. Pretty sure that's how you're *supposed* to do them.
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Old 04-15-14, 03:17 PM   #9570
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Old 04-15-14, 03:48 PM   #9571
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Did SST on hills today. Lit it up very near 100% for two 5:15 climbs. Hurty but good. Very happy to be able to dial it right up to the edge without falling off. I was also sprinting into any shallow (2%) sections off of the steep (10-15%) sections, and my training partner referred to it as an Indurain tactic (he's a climber and likes the steeps much more than sprinting into the flats). I like a comparison like that O_o

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STUCI on rollers in the garage while HVAC guys replaced the coil on my unit. I always seem to cut 2' from the next interval before I fail at the current interval given how I felt in the current interval. Like, if I just did my 2nd 8' interval and was able to *barely* improve on the last 8' but don't think I could do that same effort again, I'll do a 6' interval for the next one with the goal of improving over the 8' power. One of these times, I'll just go for 8's until I fail and then see if there's anything at all left for 6's. Pretty sure that's how you're *supposed* to do them.
Seems like you're getting the same benefit anyway. Very subtle differences. FWIW: here's Friel's blog post on the workout:
Joe Friel's Blog: Last Pacing Post
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Seems like you're getting the same benefit anyway. Very subtle differences. FWIW: here's Friel's blog post on the workout:
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Heh... +1 for ME
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Old 04-15-14, 05:37 PM   #9573
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2:45 on the bike with some fun descending at the end.
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Old 04-15-14, 10:07 PM   #9574
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Did 2x15's, cruising along at 280-290w and some guy on a dual suspension Mongoose mountain pulls up next to me and starts to pace me. I did not see any evidence of electric motors. I'm untrollable when I'm in the middle of an interval
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South River Ride. Knew it was going to be hard already with the west wind and then a couple heavy hitters showed up from the reverse route. Stupid hard. But I have season bests in power from 5 to 12 minutes. Fitness isn't all there yet, but it's coming.
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