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Old 03-14-13, 07:16 AM   #1726
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Ugh, missed my first ever set of RWI's yesterday due to an 11 hour work day, and today is going the same way.... guess I'll be manning up and doing a 2-3 hour interval workout on the trainer, on the first >60 degree day of the year.

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Old 03-14-13, 07:23 AM   #1727
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A little over 2.5hr w/ 4x15min @ 100% yesterday night. Legs felt like trash during the z2 part but really woke up during the intervals. Had the best I've had all year. Getting a bit worn down between work and training. Hope I can get a little boost on the easy next couple of days.
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Old 03-14-13, 07:26 AM   #1728
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short recovery ride today
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Day off. Rode to work on my commuterized Rock Hopper so I wouldn't be tempted to jump on the Thursday night group ride.
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Old 03-14-13, 10:46 AM   #1730
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Does not compute.
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Old 03-14-13, 11:36 AM   #1731
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2:45 z2 with Veloboy8675309 last night. He won the Georgia Tech A RR last Saturday.
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Attempted ZCIs and failed embarrassingly, even after dialing down my power target based on reduced FTP (vs. last fall, which was the last time I did ZCIs). The first interval was already hard, and I pretty much gave up during the second one. Since the Garmin was still happily beeping away, I sort of finished the workout, keeping the work intervals at least near the middle of Z4 - but nowhere near where I wanted them to be. Looks like I have a ways to go...
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Old 03-14-13, 11:45 AM   #1733
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It's what's on the inside that counts.

how has RW not jumped on this?

(typed while finishing my morning greens smoothie)
Until yesterday I was a doubter... I'm pretty sold on this veggie smoothie business now.
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After some review, numbers from yesterday were quite a bit better than I was hoping.
Even on the laps up the hills where some teammates and I were in "race mode" of surging and slowing the power averages were in the high range of what I was hoping to average on a steady effort.

Didn't really blow until the last 30" of the last effort, and even then I managed to keep the power up.
I'll count that as an "interval pacing win"
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how has RW not jumped on this?
Why go for this...


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After some review, numbers from yesterday were quite a bit better than I was hoping.
Even on the laps up the hills where some teammates and I were in "race mode" of surging and slowing the power averages were in the high range of what I was hoping to average on a steady effort.

Didn't really blow until the last 30" of the last effort, and even then I managed to keep the power up.
I'll count that as an "interval pacing win"
When there is this beauty hanging out there...
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Old 03-14-13, 12:07 PM   #1736
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2:45 z2 with Veloboy8675309 last night. He won the Georgia Tech A RR last Saturday.
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Does not compute.
Four miles at 11 miles an hour = 9 tss. It's pretty much non-riding day.
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2:45 z2 with Veloboy8675309 last night. He won the Georgia Tech A RR last Saturday.
I tried to call him at that number and it didn't work
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something before, and something else again soon.
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Four miles at 11 miles an hour = 9 tss. It's pretty much non-riding day.
My weekly "off" day is 7 miles and I can do it with 10 tss. 4 miles at 9 tss is intense!
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My weekly "off" day is 7 miles and I can do it with 10 tss. 4 miles at 9 tss is intense!
It's an estimate, but I am riding a 40 pound bike....
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Old 03-14-13, 04:30 PM   #1742
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I tried to call him at that number and it didn't work
was Jenny the same type as Lola? nttawwt
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I would have liked to get some real work done today on the bike, but had assisted living intervals followed by young kid intervals. Besides that, my legs are a little junky still from Tuesday. Did an easy 45 minutes and called it good.
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3:20, 90kms. Astonishing headwind heading out, I was doing 40km/h without even trying, but then on the way back........... <-- that's sorta what it looked like. My left big toe was almost frostbitten, or so it felt, it was black and half my foot was numb.

When is to low of a body temp to be riding?? My garmin said that my avg. temp was 3* C (37.4 F) and lowest was -1* C (30 F).

By the end of the ride I was limpimg home, almost literally, lol, my whole waist was killing, and I could barely walk up the staris or standup when I got home. That's all the whining I'm going to do.

Edit: I got lost..

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BAD stomach virus. No riding since Sunday's racing. Will try to spin easy, if I can stop curling up for long enough to do so.
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3:20, 90kms. Astonishing headwind heading out, I was doing 40km/h without even trying, but then on the way back........... <-- that's sorta what it looked like. My left big toe was almost frostbitten, or so it felt, it was black and half my foot was numb.

When is to low of a body temp to be riding?? My garmin said that my avg. temp was 3* C (37.4 F) and lowest was -1* C (30 F).

By the end of the ride I was limpimg home, almost literally, lol, my whole waist was killing, and I could barely walk up the staris or standup when I got home. That's all the whining I'm going to do.
Coach always taught us to ride out with a tailwind back into the wind.
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Started off with weight training and some long easy rides, now I've been doing lots of threshold/sweet spot for the past month with a little bit of racing and vo2 max thrown in. It's my first season, so I'm racing cat 5

Did 2:20 of sweet spot in the hills yesterday past sunset, recovery day today, 2x20's on Friday, racing saturday, long ride sunday. Trying to bring the overall volume up, as I'm only doing 6-7 hours per week right now. Green line is moving up so that's good Getting pretty tired now though

My season so far, got sick followed by injured so there's a 2 week gap

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3:20, 90kms. Astonishing headwind heading out, I was doing 40km/h without even trying, but then on the way back........... <-- that's sorta what it looked like. My left big toe was almost frostbitten, or so it felt, it was black and half my foot was numb.

When is to low of a body temp to be riding?? My garmin said that my avg. temp was 3* C (37.4 F) and lowest was -1* C (30 F).

By the end of the ride I was limpimg home, almost literally, lol, my whole waist was killing, and I could barely walk up the staris or standup when I got home. That's all the whining I'm going to do.
This past winter my coach had me do a couple of blocks of 4-5days in a row between 4-5hrs each day with intervals. I finish my SFR LT work on the lsat day, and am feeling like ass. Two hours left, I decide to take the flattest road possible because I could barely turn the pedals over anymore. Super flat road, not even any rollers, and it's a good 30 miles long. Here I am, thinking I'm cheating the system. Coach can't kill me, I found a loophole.

Little did I realize that this meant that I had to pedal the whole damn time, which wound up making it the most painful 2 hours ever.

In Re: to cold, as long as you have warm enough clothing it's pretty much fine at whatever temp.
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Ya but with rollers you get breaks, but also have to work like a dog first. It's like consecutively switching from 80% to 90% every minute or just doing 85% the whole time. Either way you'd do 85% and have no legs at the end. All it was on my route was rollers: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/284379434

Ps. To rk and TKP, I'm sure it wouldn't be that bad if I brought more than a 150 calorie granola bar on a 2000 calorie buring ride..I don't prepare at all. As for clothing I have everything I need but my toes on both feet are freezing! My rents told me my shoes could be too tight, I'll test that out next time.
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