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Old 05-23-14, 12:38 PM   #10151
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It doesn't take much to derail the Training Status thread on a Friday!
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Old 05-23-14, 12:56 PM   #10152
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It doesn't take much to derail the Training Status thread on a Friday!
To be expected on a Friday before a long weekend.
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Old 05-23-14, 02:32 PM   #10153
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to be fair, I trained by doing my easy ride on the TT bike so tomorrows TT will only feel 50% terrible!
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Old 05-24-14, 12:19 AM   #10154
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So, 8 days no bike. Just finishing truing my wheels and I'll finally be riding tomorrow! What's weird is yesterday and today my legs have been sore... don't feel stiff and not the same as workout sore. Wondering if there is such a thing as not working out soreness.
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Old 05-24-14, 06:49 AM   #10155
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8 days? that's the pain of atrophy and muscle death!

j/k. welcome back.
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Old 05-24-14, 11:10 AM   #10156
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30 min spin on the mtb bike outside, 2 months to the day after my big crash.
Felt great to be out in the sun!
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Old 05-24-14, 11:26 AM   #10157
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A one minute interval, basically.
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pedaled up the local "mountain" 4x this morning. 64mi 6200ft.. pretty good ride, I'm not doing anything structured until November, just focusing on having fun riding my bike.
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Old 05-24-14, 12:38 PM   #10158
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Is it fun to ride up and down the same hill 4 times?
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Old 05-24-14, 02:38 PM   #10159
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Old 05-24-14, 02:42 PM   #10160
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Is it fun to ride up and down the same hill 4 times?
Ever been skiing?
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Old 05-24-14, 02:53 PM   #10161
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30 min spin on the mtb bike outside, 2 months to the day after my big crash.
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Old 05-24-14, 05:30 PM   #10162
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Is it fun to ride up and down the same hill 4 times?
there's only one long climb around so fun or not that's the option of you want to climb a lot.
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Old 05-24-14, 07:33 PM   #10163
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Riding with this PM is sure eye opening.

I never thought that I would consider 180w anything but super easy. Here I am 2300kj later and I'm toast.

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Old 05-24-14, 08:01 PM   #10164
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Raced two crits today and training peaks is saying 150tss. So why do I feel so wiped out?
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Old 05-24-14, 08:47 PM   #10165
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Hors Categorie on the menu, did GMR for the first time in years. 5600 ft of climbing, 211 TSS. Since I've been focusing on shorter rides and burst power, I haven't done anything like this since February. So of course I didn't eat enough, didn't bring any food, and wanted to turn back but the closest place with food was the summit. Overall it was a pretty awesome day.
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Old 05-24-14, 10:01 PM   #10166
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pedaled up the local "mountain" 4x this morning. 64mi 6200ft.. pretty good ride, I'm not doing anything structured until November, just focusing on having fun riding my bike.
may june july august september october ... november.

that's half a year.
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Old 05-24-14, 11:21 PM   #10167
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8 days? that's the pain of atrophy and muscle death!

j/k. welcome back.
Haha yeah I know, after 8 days I was sure I had withered away. Whaddya know, I felt good riding today anyway!
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Old 05-25-14, 06:42 AM   #10168
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may june july august september october ... november.

that's half a year.
Half a year of enjoying my bike!
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Old 05-25-14, 07:01 AM   #10169
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Old 05-25-14, 09:15 AM   #10170
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may june july august september october ... november.

that's half a year.
Hey you're not doing anything structured until.... ever?

right?
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Old 05-25-14, 08:42 PM   #10171
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Had a nice weekend of training this weekend. Did the Hamilton Cycling Club Binbrook TT on Saturday. They had a 20/40km option. I opted for the 20km since TTn is not my focus, it's my first time on the TT bike this year and my body just does not like 40km TTs. Wasn't sure what to expect since this was the end of a block and it has been a hard week of training. Weather was perfect an I was able to pull out a PB of 29:52, just a tad over 40kmh.

Sunday I did the Masters Cycling club ability based pursuit race. This was 60km race over rolling hills with a nice wind to make it interesting. Do to OCA insure requirements they can't do a traditional pursuit race and must send riders out TT style with 30sec separations, but once out there you can group up and draft. I spent a good 25km solo trying to catch the guy in front of me. Once I caught him I was able to rest up a bit. At this point we got passed by a larger group and I was actually able to attack and latch on, something that would not have happened last year. I hung with this pack for the next 25km or so. I was dislodged when a couple members of my team put in a couple nice attacks. I finished up solo with a nice 0.93IF effort. Rode 25km out to the race and 25km back. Pace was nice going home. Legs were, sore but there was still some kick.

People are starting to really notice my improved riding and the comment I keep hearing is confidence... Starting to wonder how much of this has to do with my change in marital status and a new attitude that I have. I know I am a stronger rider, but I also know I am riding with much more authority.
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Old 05-25-14, 09:35 PM   #10172
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I remember those days when people would tell me I'm looking faster or better.

I miss those days.
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Old 05-25-14, 10:12 PM   #10173
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People are starting to really notice my improved riding and the comment I keep hearing is confidence... Starting to wonder how much of this has to do with my change in marital status and a new attitude that I have. I know I am a stronger rider, but I also know I am riding with much more authority.
married or divorced?
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Old 05-26-14, 06:07 AM   #10174
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married or divorced?
Separated...Apparently she was sucking the life out of me and I didn't even realize it
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