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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    Have you checked out The "signature" climbs round here yet? Hamilton, Diablo (N & S), Umunhum, Sierra etc.
    Not yet, I've only been doing stuff I can ride to from Sunnyvale so far.

    Well, I can probably ride to some of those climbs too, but they're further away right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    Probably late to the party but how can you do 5x5 at FTP without a power meter? For sure max for 5min will be higher than FTP. Just curious.
    Because I am a power meter.


    So wouldn't 5x5 @ FTP be somewhat easy? because if you can do that effort for 20 min, you should definitely be able to cruise by for 5 minutes with rests inbetween, it would only start to hurt near the 4th/5th one.

    Without power I just use speed and HR (when possible). Then I just find a cadence that corresponds and try to stay witihin 1-2 rpm's. Yay life without power!

    Ftr I'm getting wheels before a PM, one day when I'm sponsered I'll get a power meter crank with my face painted on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    Not yet, I've only been doing stuff I can ride to from Sunnyvale so far.

    Well, I can probably ride to some of those climbs too, but they're further away right?
    Umunhum's probably the closest - Hamilton and Sierra are doable from Sunnyvale, but you'll probably have to put up with less than exciting riding across San Jose before you get to enjoy it. Diablo would either be an epic ride, or you could ride across the Dumbarton bridge and get BART from Fremont to Walnut Creek.

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    Huh, I can sprint. 6th in a field sprint (but there was a break up the road. Nuts.)

    Then, raced again.

    A good day. I think my legs are back.
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    In the last 5 days I exercised once. One night I went running for about 40 minutes. It was a rest week, so I guess I really rested. I'm looking forward to getting on the bike tomorrow.

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    Fast group ride (for me). The hills were a good intro to the AWC workouts that I will be starting this coming week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin View Post
    Huh, I can sprint. 6th in a field sprint (but there was a break up the road. Nuts.)

    Then, raced again.

    A good day. I think my legs are back.
    Mine are not, and I'm still thawing out. Sorry I missed you.

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    2 hours on the TT bike yesterday, including one 5 minute effort just to see what the thing felt like in the mid-30s. Pretty stable, pretty quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    Mine are not, and I'm still thawing out. Sorry I missed you.
    Word. Will you be there again next weekend? I assume my coach is going to have me doing Bethel til Johnny Cake starts up.

    Also, what's your new kit look like anyway?
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    Yes, I am doing the series, M45+ and pro. Blue and pink, but not RK&O. The other one.

    Johnnycake has an M45+ this year.

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    Time to start the high-intensity stuff. Hill repeats today. I wanted to do 4 or 5. I was going so much slower by the third one that I decided to stop it there. So I've got some work to do. Felt like maybe I could do one more when I got to the bottom of the hill, but decided not to push it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grolby View Post
    Time to start the high-intensity stuff. Hill repeats today. I wanted to do 4 or 5. I was going so much slower by the third one that I decided to stop it there. So I've got some work to do. Felt like maybe I could do one more when I got to the bottom of the hill, but decided not to push it.
    Where you doing repeats on your side of town?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    Where you doing repeats on your side of town?
    The Dyer Observatory climb (Oman Dr.), off of Granny White just south of Radnor Lake. 8/10 mile at 9.4%, but the steep parts are more like 12-14%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grolby View Post
    The Dyer Observatory climb (Oman Dr.), off of Granny White just south of Radnor Lake. 8/10 mile at 9.4%, but the steep parts are more like 12-14%.
    Never been there. Sounds like a great climb to do repeats.
    I was doing mine over near the airport. Climbs about 100 ft in 1/4 mile (upwards of 18% I believe) then I would lap around. Total loop is about 1 mile - fun times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grolby View Post
    Time to start the high-intensity stuff. Hill repeats today. I wanted to do 4 or 5. I was going so much slower by the third one that I decided to stop it there. So I've got some work to do. Felt like maybe I could do one more when I got to the bottom of the hill, but decided not to push it.
    Coming back into high intensity stuff after winter is tough. My first few back were embarassing, and I almost died.
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    1 hour @ zone 0.8 HR with max being 0.9 on the rollers. That felt nice.
    "You lack motivation because cycling is a stupid sport with no upside that takes way too much time out of your life to be mediocre at." - Racer Ex

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    722 TSS last week, and -27 TSB today.. off for more training!

    I hope to do well at San Dimas in a few weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grolby View Post
    The Dyer Observatory climb (Oman Dr.), off of Granny White just south of Radnor Lake. 8/10 mile at 9.4%, but the steep parts are more like 12-14%.
    Really? That sounds similar to the end of Fouche Gap RR climb.

    I will be hitting up bethesda/arno and pulltight repeats very soon

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    80' of z1/z2 on an extended commute this morning. Getting serious about really watching the PM on recovery days as much as on hard days.
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    recovery ride = 30 minutes to an hour and a half at 100 watts max
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    Quote Originally Posted by sstang13 View Post
    Ftr I'm getting wheels before a PM, one day when I'm sponsered I'll get a power meter crank with my face painted on it.
    I would think a PM would be many times more beneficial than wheels...but I suppose I don't know what you're racing on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    Johnnycake has an M45+ this year.
    that's confusing. I can do the 3/4-45+?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    Never been there. Sounds like a great climb to do repeats.
    I was doing mine over near the airport. Climbs about 100 ft in 1/4 mile (upwards of 18% I believe) then I would lap around. Total loop is about 1 mile - fun times.
    Daaaang. Got a street name? Might be worth checking out for the shorter efforts; Dyer Observatory is about a 5 min. climb (for me, this time of year, etc).

    Quote Originally Posted by Creatre View Post
    Coming back into high intensity stuff after winter is tough. My first few back were embarassing, and I almost died.
    I've been doing threshold work for about a month now, so it's not completely horrible, but yeah. Those first short intervals are nasty. And the climbing has a major strength element, it's getting my lower back as well as my legs.

    Quote Originally Posted by thechemist View Post
    Really? That sounds similar to the end of Fouche Gap RR climb.

    I will be hitting up bethesda/arno and pulltight repeats very soon
    Sort of; from what I can tell, Fouche Gap is a bit longer and shallower (1.1 miles, 7.9%) and has a fairly regular gradient. But I've never been there. Fouche Gap will probably take a little bit longer to climb.

    Pulltight is too long a ride from Nashville for me to arsed, if I'm planning hill repeats. If you want pain, that can easily be found at N. Berrys Chapel or Lynwood, both around Brentwood, south of Hillsboro. Another good test climb is Poplar Creek, out in Bellevue.

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    jsut: No PM ..........

    Yotsko: Yaa but my dad spoke with a guy at my LBS and they have some wheels that they can hook me up with, I lack the details right now, but I have time.. and PM's are just out of my $ right now (I know wheels are just as much, but wheels are where it's at for me right now). After I get them, PM is definitely next in line!!

    Currently my wheels are TR18 Weinmann's and my tire's are vitorria rubino pro's...the trainer has ocompletely worn the back one out though.
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