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    1:45 hiking with my dog in memorial park here in houston. Not bad for inside the 610 loop

    I'm sure when you were getting to the point of blowing nothing was obvious but making the pain stop...I don't know about you but after the fact I always look back at those moments and think 'why didn't I just keep going' but at the time there wasn't enough oxygen on the planet to make me take one more pedal stroke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grolby View Post
    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).



    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.



    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 LAnwood, both around Brentwood, south of Hillsboro. Another good test climb is Poplar Creek, out in Bellevue.
    Lakewood drive off elm hill pike.
    I was with my best training partner one day and when we got to the top of pull tight he Gerri call someone which turned out to be much longer than expected. So I did pull tight 5 times I think. That was after floyd, Choctaw and cross keys left us with a bunch of others heading back into the boro. Pull tight is fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sstang13 View Post
    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.
    I picked up a wired PT wheel and computer for $300 off of slowtwitch. Not scoring any fashion points but does the job just fine. I considered going SRM but couldn't justify the cost and happened to find this

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterwaterfall View Post
    I picked up a wired PT wheel and computer for $300 off of slowtwitch. Not scoring any fashion points but does the job just fine. I considered going SRM but couldn't justify the cost and happened to find this
    You actually just read my mind, maybe instead of getting a wheelset and pm, something like a powertap would be a better deal overall in the longrun. And who needs to look good? Even my pictures are blurry
    "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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    i thiiknk a pm helps more than race wheels

    my race wheels never made me stronger, just marginally faster in a race. i did however gain 50 watts for my ftp suign a pm.
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    9 x 2 this morning. Felt good. Walked up stairs slowly all day as a precautionary measure.

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    Two hours today.

    6x3' up a local hill, each one at about 320w. Not the best I can do, but it still hurt.

    Then did a 10' "cruise interval" on a flat-ish road, also felt surprisingly good given the 15.5 hours last week.

    Crit this weekend.

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    3.5 hours commuting and spinning around. Finally coming out of a slump I think...

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    I'm coming off a travel/rest week. Yesterday I did a 20 minute test. Legs weren't 'open' as I hadn't ridden in a couple days, but whatever. I ended up 1.5 Watts off my best ever. It's kind of where I knew I was at, but it was good to see anyway. My pacing sucked. I went out way too hard, and then was junk for a few minutes at the end. I was able to ramp out up a little in the last 2 minutes, though. Oooooph. It hurt, but in a good way.

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    I think I'm going to borrow a powertap sometime next week so I can do some testing.
    I'm sure when you were getting to the point of blowing nothing was obvious but making the pain stop...I don't know about you but after the fact I always look back at those moments and think 'why didn't I just keep going' but at the time there wasn't enough oxygen on the planet to make me take one more pedal stroke.

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    1:15 on the extended commute. About 30F when I left this morning. Again with the cold toes. I did not heed the advice given last time for the plastic bags. I certainly will tonight.

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    Riding less, but getting lighter, stronger, and faster. It's crazy.
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    Just went back thru the calender…I've been on my bike 11 times in the last 3 months and today was the first day on in 48 days..

    This is not how I intended my 2013 season to go…Good news, I am the lightest i've been in 7 months though.

    here's to a late peak for states!
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    i plan to ride my bike today....sometime soonish....hopefully....maybe.....aw **** it i'll go eat some cookies instead
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    It poured today, but I was good and sucked it up for 5x5x5s on the trainer.

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    crashed during interval training yesterday. fml

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    1.3 hour commute plus a little gym work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virten View Post
    crashed during interval training yesterday. fml
    bummer. are you ok?

    90 minutes of tempo today. Freezing at noon at the start but it got up to 37. Tomorrow it's supposed to be 60 and I'm supposed to rest but screw that, I'm riding. THis is how I end up not having rest days - it's cold and I do my workout, then it's warm and I fail to do my rest day.
    ...

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    hope the damage to your body and your wallet is minimized with the crash Virten.

    over here im thoroughly enjoying this rest week. This morning was 30min of ab work and a 30min run, both back-to-back real early and b4 work.

    tmrrw will be an hour of z-whatever on the road bike before work, then an hour of mtbing at lunch w coworkers.
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    so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virten View Post
    crashed during interval training yesterday. fml
    Beats crashing in a race.

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    Not much time today at lunch, so I just went out and ripped up three ~1 minute hills. Legs torched, as these were all-out.

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    yeah definitely glad it wasnt a race crash...would have been so much worst.

    im still recovering, ill definitely miss a crit race i really wanted to do this saturday (grant's tomb crit). the bike was mostly okay - cosmetic scratches on the right shifter/hood area, minor scratches back part of saddle, rear derail hanger bent inward a bit, wheels were okay, no cracks on the frame. back part of the jersey has some rips (biggest rips are by middle pocket) but still usable, holes small enough so things won't fall out. one thing i did notice tho was that one the painful ride home, my garmin500 started beeping, usually never beeps. kept telling me my hr was too high which is bogus because i felt fine and was going at a super slow pace, not breathing hard at all etc. hoping the erroneous hr spikes dont happen again on my next ride (hopefully by next week).

    my new expensive (for me) helmet is dunzo. cracked foam at one section. it did its job. i got it special ordered through the sponsoring local bike shop and getting a new one tomorrow.

    one thing im worried / stressed about is not the crit race but the wedding this saturday. i need to be able to perform for 12 hours (im a wedding photographer). really hoping i regain most of my mobility back by friday night../sat morning.

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    Just take it easy and rest. Don't worry about ATL, CTL, or TSB. If your fitness takes a dip, so be it. Heal up first. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    Beats crashing in a race.

    Not that I liked breaking my collarbone, but I would've felt better about it had i done it racing. Felt extraordinarily dumb to do it screwing around at the end of training.
    Do you think we're gonna make it? / I don't know unless we try \ you could sit here scared to move / or we could take them by surprise

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    Just take it easy and rest. Don't worry about ATL, CTL, or TSB. If your fitness takes a dip, so be it. Heal up first. Good luck.
    +1

    heal up soon Virten

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