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Old 07-03-14, 08:54 PM   #10576
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Yeah kinda except not quite a sprint. Great workout to work both vo2max and ftp at same time. Another good race winning interval that I do is 30" sprint than 3' @ FTP followed by 10" sprint. You may only be able to do a couple to start but work your way up to 5 or 6
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Old 07-03-14, 09:18 PM   #10577
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Redlands Training Crit; it was roughly 103 out there and a pretty small pack. Still brutal. New 5 second wattage pr. My 5s power is up 35% from 2013. My secret? Be really bad at cycling to start out with.
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Old 07-03-14, 09:36 PM   #10578
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Racing tomorrow, so I figured I'd jump into the local hammer ride (River Ride). Sat out of the last sprint to save some legs for tomorrow. I'd say tomorrow is a B/C race, so not too worried, but interested to see how my body responds.
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Old 07-03-14, 10:04 PM   #10579
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Fiesta Island ride today. It was the exact opposite of the steady threshold workout I wanted out of it, partly due to the high wind, and partly due to who showed up I guess.

Depending on which section of the island we were on, I felt like I was either doing 500+w (in the draft) or like coasting. Whenever we would turn away from the wind, the guys at the front would really just let it rip.

The 220w for 55min felt noticeably harder than the 90min tempo interval I did last week at 230w. I know why, of course, it's just cool to have a deeper understanding of power metrics now that I own a PM.
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Old 07-03-14, 10:39 PM   #10580
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Food truck loop this evening.

Maybe 1/4 mile of walking, a bunch of eating. (this event, in Campbell)

Time to rest!

Crit tomorrow.
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Old 07-04-14, 09:37 AM   #10581
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Yesterday was even more fun. Plan was for a tempo flat 20km before a 4km just below anaerobic threshold climb.
Flat section went fine until the turnaround point. Rain caught me then I flatted just as it began to downpour. As i'm changing tubes some lady stops and asks me which direction to the nearest gas station... Really ?
Underway again, it is raining buckets, thunder is chasing me and lightning is close behind. Another motorist stops and suggest I put my bike in their SUV... Hmmm.. No Thanks! I'm safer under a tree than your SUV. ( didn't say that was just thinking ). Made it to Mt Tom park with lightning striking nearby. Hung out for a 1/2 hour underneath Rt 91 overpass. Soaked, getting chilled, storm passed but rain just kept pouring.
Incredible, I'm climbing at below AT, it's pouring rain and the sun is out and illuminating the road up thru the tree's..

Made it home safely and elated that that, was actually a great training session...
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Old 07-04-14, 09:46 AM   #10582
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I pulled the plug on group rides two weeks ago today, and have cut my hours down by 50% to allow my body some rest. Tomorrow I go back to the group ride and will see what the hell happens.

training status: stopped training, expect to pick up where I left off.

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Old 07-04-14, 12:20 PM   #10583
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... I'm safer under a tree than your SUV....
Strictly in terms of lightning danger, that's incorrect. Car is better than outside.
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Old 07-04-14, 01:58 PM   #10584
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Yeah kinda except not quite a sprint. Great workout to work both vo2max and ftp at same time. Another good race winning interval that I do is 30" sprint than 3' @ FTP followed by 10" sprint. You may only be able to do a couple to start but work your way up to 5 or 6
I did those yesterday. It had been awhile, now I remember why. They are ouchy.
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Old 07-04-14, 02:05 PM   #10585
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frankly i don't buy it, thus the "purported" part. perhaps 160lbs
He might be 190 if he shaves the ~10lbs of fur off his legs.
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Old 07-04-14, 02:15 PM   #10586
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Yeah kinda except not quite a sprint. Great workout to work both vo2max and ftp at same time. Another good race winning interval that I do is 30" sprint than 3' @ FTP followed by 10" sprint. You may only be able to do a couple to start but work your way up to 5 or 6
This one is in Training and Racing with a Power Meter. I was supposed to do a team ride last weekend but it was cancelled, so I did these instead. The book said do five to eight. I did five. Ouch.
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Old 07-04-14, 03:15 PM   #10587
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Strictly in terms of lightning danger, that's incorrect. Car is better than outside.
In this case I was safer away from the SUV. The SUV was on the road, close to power lines. On the right side of the road, is a continuous thick tree canopy lining the road, 1.5 km up the road was the overpass for 91. This was the best place for me to head to. (1) I was completely soaked (2) the road was completely inundated from the sudden heavy downpour and I was at the lowest point. Sort of like being at the bottom of a pool ankle deep in water. So if lightning had struck even 250 meters away, I still would have gotten nailed being on a partially submerged roadway (3) The overpass was halfway up an incline of 50 meters. Underneath it was completely dry, tree's towered over the South and Northbound on either side by at least 50 feet.
Nope this was the safest place I could have headed to because of the water unable to drain from the low lying part of RT-5.

Today however is a rest day, I just had 2 days in the row of training while thunderstorms were threatening. Wednesday's 3.5 hour+ ride was fortunate as I made it home 20 minutes before it came down, Thursday's 1.5 hour A/T ride was more than I had anticipated and I was foolish to be out there, although had I not flatted, I would have been under the overpass much sooner since that was my route.
BTW, looking at weather pics this morning, there were tornado warnings less than 5 miles from where I was..

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Old 07-05-14, 11:33 AM   #10588
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5 hours today. I rode (1 hour) to a local ride called the "death ride" (how could you pass it up). Ended up being a really solid ride, and the np was just above z2 for 4 hours, so i'm pretty happy. I bummed a ride from a guy because i didn't feel like riding another hardish hour to get back home.
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Old 07-05-14, 11:50 AM   #10589
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Also didn't even realized, but i'm at 20+ hours so far for this week, and i still have another semi-long ride planned. KILL ME!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-05-14, 05:40 PM   #10590
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Beginner track day number 2. Some slow paceline practice, bumping drills, solo laps, and a couple practice scratch races. I can't sprint worth a damn on 42/14 gears.
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Old 07-05-14, 10:38 PM   #10591
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River Ride, 50 miles, 165 tss, and season high 20' power. Form seems to be coming, despite my haphazard training.
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Training has been pretty rough. I'm helping my wife get ready for our cycling vacation, and leading some group rides she's in with other slow people. That means doing those rides at a reasonable time, and doing my training ride at an unreasonable time when its close to the 100's.

(I anxiously await the 'heat means nothing' post from someone in a more reasonable climate)

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getting out of bed hurt a little less today. still need help, but it's progress!!
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Two hours easy today.

Two hours not so easy yesterday, though.

This getting old sucks. Recovery takes a lot longer. It still beats the alternative.
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Old 07-06-14, 06:19 PM   #10595
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getting out of bed hurt a little less today. still need help, but it's progress!!
Best on the recovery. You sound like you have the right attitude and that's a huge part of the battle.
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mattm, at least you're at the point that it just gets better.

48 miles of hills (many over 12%) with EDR and another teammate today. Legs were roasted at the end. Good day.
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getting out of bed hurt a little less today. still need help, but it's progress!!
can you set up (or get someone to set up) your bike on a trainer? if it's already set up, it makes it a bit more likely you might hop on it for 5' at zero resistance. whenever you do that, you wind up doing 10' the next day, then 30', then it flows.

obv you know your injury, but it is cool to have things ready to go for whenever you feel ready and/or your doc clears you. i find having to dig out the trainer adds one more barrier and can delay things just a bit.

hope you have a speedy, complete recovery.
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not quite ready to ride, even on trainer, but soon!

I'm not really in a rush to get back on the bike just yet. but it's a good point about having it ready, thx!

hoping to see the ortho tmrw and get shot taken care of.
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mattm, at least you're at the point that it just gets better.
@mattm Except for the clavicle! That part gets way worse the day after surgery and then it gets much better rapidly. Don't be shy, ask for the "narrow build", it'll help your TT times!!
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not quite ready to ride, even on trainer, but soon!

I'm not really in a rush to get back on the bike just yet. but it's a good point about having it ready, thx!

hoping to see the ortho tmrw and get shot taken care of.
Just catching up after the weekend and so sorry to hear about this Matt! Take care!
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