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Old 04-16-13, 03:49 PM   #2451
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Fast hour through to and through the park and back. Probably Z3-Z4 most of the time, with significant efforts above that. Not sure, since I've taken off the HRM now that race season is here (maybe I'll stick to the structure through my race period next season, but I'm trying to have some fun, here). But I set a PR by over a minute on a very hilly park route, so things are going well. Still feeling some lower back pain from crashing this weekend, but I can pretty much ignore it while riding and it doesn't seem to be slowing me down much. Good signs. Trying to hold this form for the next two weekends, then I can get slow and weak again.
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Flight #1 canceled. Walked all over LAX for flight #2. Logged as crosstraining.
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Old 04-16-13, 04:38 PM   #2453
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Flight #1 canceled. Walked all over LAX for flight #2. Logged as crosstraining.
I know people who assign a TSS to taking a shower.
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Well, when you account for what's happening when hammy and rkwaki talk about 'showering', it does mean a good deal of anaerobic work.
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Old 04-16-13, 05:42 PM   #2455
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i rode kind of sort of hard and it hurt kind of sort of
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Old 04-16-13, 06:00 PM   #2456
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1:20 endurance/easy. Legs still hurt at the end. Wednesday Night Crit tomorrow. I'm gonna try to drop myself. And a bunch of other people in the process.
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Old 04-16-13, 06:14 PM   #2457
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I used to wear my HRM while mowing the lawn.
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Old 04-16-13, 06:57 PM   #2458
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I guess it should not be shocking that there can be no training peaks if there are no valleys..... valleys suck.
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Old 04-16-13, 07:00 PM   #2459
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A few questions to those more knowledgeable.

I have to take 3 weeks off for travel sometime in July - September. I have key races for the season in November (150-200k ones). How much effect will 3 weeks off the bike have? When is best to go? Earlier the better right? What can I do when I'm away to minimize the detraining?

For background, I'm in the Southern Hemisphere so have just finished my season and am enjoying some time off currently. The plan to get into serious training in early June (it doesn't get that cold here, it just rains). There are races from August but none are important til November.

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Old 04-16-13, 08:08 PM   #2460
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2:15 tonight with 5x5 @ as hard as I can. The first 2 were at 42 km/h average, the last 3 were more like 30. It's amazing what wind/hills can do..

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35 minutes on the Life Fitness suck-o-matic in the hotel. If I'm lucky tonight I'll get to run...wow, did I just write that?
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35 minutes on the Life Fitness suck-o-matic in the hotel. If I'm lucky tonight I'll get to run...wow, did I just write that?
Move along.... Nothing to see here...
Better than a parking lot suck-o-matic....
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New coach says this is a rest week, no efforts allowed of any kind. He knows me well enough to emphasize "no efforts" strongly.

Problem is I live on a cliff. I went for a leisurely cross ride through the Gunks today and it was an interesting lesson in how slow you can go on a bike without falling over. For long stretches I was climbing at less than 2 mph. I live on top of a hill, my best time up the hill is 5:15, today was 11:50.

This is definitely a learning experience!
Let me guess, top of rt 52? Cragsmoor? Or 44/55 and 299?

1hr easy spin today for me.
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30min spin yesterday. 1hr spin today. May take tomorrow off instead of spinning 30 mins. No races for over a month, taking an even easier recovery week than my coach is telling me. Need it mentally.
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Old 04-17-13, 07:37 AM   #2466
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Fast hour through to and through the park and back. Probably Z3-Z4 most of the time, with significant efforts above that. Not sure, since I've taken off the HRM now that race season is here (maybe I'll stick to the structure through my race period next season, but I'm trying to have some fun, here). But I set a PR by over a minute on a very hilly park route, so things are going well. Still feeling some lower back pain from crashing this weekend, but I can pretty much ignore it while riding and it doesn't seem to be slowing me down much. Good signs. Trying to hold this form for the next two weekends, then I can get slow and weak again.
Percy Warner?
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Anyone ever feel like your local training race is too dangerous? Dodging cars and running red lights, I'm not sure it's worth it anymore.
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Old 04-17-13, 08:46 AM   #2468
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Anyone ever feel like your local training race is too dangerous? Dodging cars and running red lights, I'm not sure it's worth it anymore.

accident waiting to happen IMO. Luckily for me, most serious training rides are miles away from traffic. I would avoid the above situations though
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The Austin Tuesday Nighter. Used to be legendary (still is), but so may new homes have been built up in that area that the traffic has reached a critical mass. Last night was the first time that I thought to myself "This isn't really that fun."
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A training ride or "race" doesn't have include dodging cars and running red lights. My club has been doing one for decades as well (NCC WNR) and none of that crap is tolerated. Think about the impression that kind of nonsense is making on the city and the motoring public. It's not good. There is a bigger picture here.
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Yep. I live maybe 3.5 miles away.

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A training ride or "race" doesn't have include dodging cars and running red lights. My club has been doing one for decades as well (NCC WNR) and none of that crap is tolerated. Think about the impression that kind of nonsense is making on the city and the motoring public. It's not good. There is a bigger picture here.
I love the WNR. Hope to make a couple this summer, for old times sake, if I don't immediately have a full-time job.
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Yep. I live maybe 3.5 miles away.

It is beautiful in there, only ridden it once with (Todd N) but I bet you can get some great miles done in there without much traffic.
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The Austin Tuesday Nighter. Used to be legendary (still is), but so may new homes have been built up in that area that the traffic has reached a critical mass. Last night was the first time that I thought to myself "This isn't really that fun."
That's kind of why they tried to move it out to Creedmoor a few years back.
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The rides I go on are neutral until we hit the boonies. We've had to alter the route of the Saturday River Ride several times in the last 10 years because of encroaching suburbia.
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It is beautiful in there, only ridden it once with (Todd N) but I bet you can get some great miles done in there without much traffic.
As long as you don't mind a little climbing, yeah (~900 feet each 11-mile lap). I've been known to do multiple laps on questionable weather days, to get plenty of distance in without straying too far from home if things get really nasty.
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