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Old 02-08-13, 06:38 PM   #1101
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Spin work on the rollers. Not hard, but wasn't ever meant to be.
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Old 02-08-13, 06:45 PM   #1102
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Old 02-08-13, 07:21 PM   #1103
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have you seen the original video thant pic came from? Pretty funny.
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Old 02-09-13, 10:51 AM   #1104
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Spent all day shovelling yesterday.. that sucks. Anybody in southern Ontario or northeast US understands me
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Old 02-09-13, 02:15 PM   #1105
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Yesterday, 60 minutes with 2 sets of crit intervals. Today, 4 hours with 6x10'x3' in the big gear early into the ride. The good news is I'm feeling fitter and my threshold has definitely gone up. The bad news is my threshold has gone up and I have to push a little harder next time.
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Old 02-09-13, 02:42 PM   #1106
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3:50 ride time. Felt amazing.

Rest weeks work.

tomorrow I'm racing mountain bike for a couple hours. Then it's build 2 week 1 next week
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Old 02-09-13, 04:06 PM   #1107
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Club/Team ride. 3:44 riding time (You beat me johny!). 2nd in the sprint at the end. Got punked by a guy that is a pretty reasonable sprinter.
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Old 02-09-13, 04:15 PM   #1108
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What kind of threshold swings does everyone else see during the year? Mine goes a little up and down, but I'd say that maybe 15-20 watts (~5-7%) covers the whole range (assuming I'm rested). That's the difference between JRA for a couple months and doing a structured training plan that maybe lasts for 4-5 months. I just don't seem to get big gains in ftp. My stamina gets better, my effort-to-effort recovery gets better and my tempo power seems to rise, so it's not like I don't see gains. I just don't see the big jumps in ftp that I'd like to.

Is this normal? What kind of shifts do you guys see?
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Old 02-09-13, 04:31 PM   #1109
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Spent all day shovelling yesterday.. that sucks. Anybody in southern Ontario or northeast US understands me
Just a little "dusting" here

Since this is the training thread, I'll make my post relevant ...... I'm supposed to be training ? D'OH !
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Old 02-09-13, 05:22 PM   #1110
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What kind of threshold swings does everyone else see during the year? Mine goes a little up and down, but I'd say that maybe 15-20 watts (~5-7%) covers the whole range (assuming I'm rested). That's the difference between JRA for a couple months and doing a structured training plan that maybe lasts for 4-5 months. I just don't seem to get big gains in ftp. My stamina gets better, my effort-to-effort recovery gets better and my tempo power seems to rise, so it's not like I don't see gains. I just don't see the big jumps in ftp that I'd like to.

Is this normal? What kind of shifts do you guys see?
I remember my first FTP test was 20' @ 275W @ 78kg - I'd guess my real FTP should have been based on 280W as I would have done more if I had been used to those types of efforts. End of the first season with Power and I could do 20' @ ~305W. The last time I tested, I put down a 20' @ 328W @ 82kg. That was enough to play around in the 3s here in Texas. 5' power was my best on ewang though, and I believe it was what got me results.

I'm curious what I'm doing now. I'm now 74-75kg, so significantly less. I'm able to play in the 3s again now, I *think* I'm stronger than I was, but without any power data in over 6 months, hard to tell. 6 months ago when I tested though, my ewang had shifted. **** FTP, **** 5', awesome 5" and 1'. So I've got no idea what's going on now...
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Old 02-09-13, 05:43 PM   #1111
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I had a 60w swing since Nats.
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Old 02-09-13, 07:58 PM   #1112
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Wow. I'm doing it wrong.
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Old 02-09-13, 08:23 PM   #1113
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I suspect his 60w swing was downward since I can only assume he treated nats as an A event.

I had about the same swing downward over the past year. Gained ~15-20w back in the past month. Hope to bump that back up some more over the next month. First race will be early March.
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Old 02-09-13, 09:42 PM   #1114
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6hrs today with a strong group! First century in months, finished at around 110miles to my door with only one short stop. Probably the last time I do that kind of volume until October.
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Old 02-09-13, 10:04 PM   #1116
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Just a little "dusting" here

Since this is the training thread, I'll make my post relevant ...... I'm supposed to be training ? D'OH !
Oh it's training alright...especially the lower back if there's enough snow But just to make sure, I went to the track tonight
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Old 02-10-13, 08:39 AM   #1117
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I suspect his 60w swing was downward since I can only assume he treated nats as an A event.

I had about the same swing downward over the past year. Gained ~15-20w back in the past month. Hope to bump that back up some more over the next month. First race will be early March.
Pretty much right on the money. It was the highest peak I had ever achieved. They don't last long. I enjoyed the rest of my fall riding and dug a big hole. I had to rest for three weeks before starting the upswing.
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Old 02-10-13, 09:37 AM   #1118
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Yesterday = 4 hours shoveling. TSS=200?

Today I think I'll have an easy spin on the trainer, maybe some tempo... hamstrings are actually a lil sore from the snow-throwing. Right trap, left bicep, and assorted rhomboids are truly sore. I think I'll get back to real training Monday.
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Old 02-10-13, 09:39 AM   #1119
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7:20 AM. WRI's done. Limp home...ain't that the truth.

On the bright side, power looked good...for a 14 year old untrained female.
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Old 02-10-13, 10:32 AM   #1120
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yesterday went for some bmx-cross in the snow left by the blizzard in Boston. i live on a steep hill so had several standing climbs. and one steep downhill sprint ending in a flip over a snowbank.
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Old 02-10-13, 12:50 PM   #1121
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Went for a steep/climby 200TSS 3hr solo ride yesterday. Felt pretty solid, not Řber fast, but seemed like the base & 2x20's are paying off. Still, my back was complaining by the end. Need to work on that core again.
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Old 02-10-13, 01:19 PM   #1122
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Pretty much right on the money. It was the highest peak I had ever achieved.
Well, when kensuf said that the 60w swing was probably downward, that's what I figured, but to come down means you had to be up at some point. Congrats on that. I don't think that is ever going to be in the cards for me. For whatever reason, I don't seem to gain (or lose) that much. It makes me think that maybe I'm not going hard or easy enough. In all fairness, when I go easy I go pretty easy. When I go hard, I tend to hover around the edge of over-reaching. Considering my limiters (not necessarily genetic, but life in general & my medical history) that may very well just be my lot in life.
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90 minutes of tempo on the trainer, felt like an eternity.
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Old 02-10-13, 03:19 PM   #1124
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1:20ish of threshold was enough to earn me 2nd place in the cat2 19-29 mountain bike race I did this morning.
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Old 02-10-13, 04:23 PM   #1125
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Wrapped another 15 hour week today. Week 1 build 1 done. Legs were a little tender from yesterday.
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