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    Training races are a double edged sword. Great for technique and working on specific things. They can be hell on your coach trying to maintain structure with a TSS target. Same goes for group rides.

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    some hard stuff.

    punctuated by dealing with a bad rim strip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    Training races are a double edged sword. Great for technique and working on specific things. They can be hell on your coach trying to maintain structure with a TSS target. Same goes for group rides.
    Especially when you change your schedule at the last minute by adding a race.

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    Feeling a little guilty there, AZT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    Feeling a little guilty there, AZT?
    Not too terribly... we just changed last night's efforts to compensate for Friday night. Should work out okay, TSS wise. I must confess to frequently looking for ways to fudge that up a bit. I'm perpetually i the "petrified that I'm not working hard enough" camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    Not too terribly... we just changed last night's efforts to compensate for Friday night. Should work out okay, TSS wise. I must confess to frequently looking for ways to fudge that up a bit. I'm perpetually in the "petrified that I'm not working hard enough" camp.
    You, too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    I'm perpetually i the "petrified that I'm not working hard enough" camp.
    That camp is right next door to the "I'm too fat" camp, isn't it?
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    Standing starts at the track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    I'm perpetually i the "petrified that I'm not working hard enough" camp.
    Obviously not in the "sprinters" camp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    Not too terribly... we just changed last night's efforts to compensate for Friday night. Should work out okay, TSS wise. I must confess to frequently looking for ways to fudge that up a bit. I'm perpetually i the "petrified that I'm not working hard enough" camp.
    That is because you have permanent residence in the "rush" camp. I have to work hard to "rush" to success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
    Obviously not in the "sprinters" camp.
    Sprinters work amazingly hard when the work.
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    They work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    They work?
    Sometimes?, last week's 10 x 1' intervals on 6' averaged around 440 watts each. It felt like work to me. I had to go to bed early that night.
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    That's cuz you dialed it above 400 when you droped the hamer. You have to keep things reasonable, AJ.

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    Of course, watching sprinters, you wonder how many watts are being dished out just with the head bobs; particularly Greipel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    Of course, watching sprinters, you wonder how many watts are being dished out just with the head bobs; particularly Greipel.
    I probably waste 10 watts just over gripping the bars.
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    Those that complain about sprinters usually don't have a sprint

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    Those that complain about sprinters usually don't have a sprint
    I resemble that remark.

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    Recovery spin, 47 minutes and change, TSS 14.5, IF .43, all while watching Conan the Barbarian. I got hungry about the time he killed the snake, so I stopped and made supper. My first TT tomorrow, looking forward to it - short one, 5.4 miles.
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    Climbed Gieger Grade and knocked out another 100+ TSS day. Altitude is starting to kick my butt. After having to get up in the middle of the night I was pretty draggy so I took a nap before my ride. Chicken Ceaser tonight. Errands tomorrow and a recovery ride, Friday I head over the hill for the stage race.

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    Training has been spotty. I was sick last week so only rode a few days. Now my wife has got it, but it's been twice as intense and has lasted twice as long. Which means I have had to be responsible for the kids' breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Man, I don't know how single parents do it.
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    Phase II of today's training was 40 minutes of tempo on the TT course.
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    I got my new TRS - yes!

    Hard intervals in spin class today - the last of "off structure". Day off tomorrow, openers Friday, race Saturday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revchuck View Post
    That camp is right next door to the "I'm too fat" camp, isn't it?
    Yes. Isn't it?
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    My training schedule has been hosed by the fact that
    - i added a race last week
    - my team practices for the TTT don't conform to my training plan, and we need to practice together
    - I've been working 50% more than usual due to a big project at work.
    - my indoor training class schedule got moved around due to the instructor's absence.

    All this adds up to a weird combination of some missed training volume, plus too much strength training too close to tonight's LT test, which is in turn too close to this saturday's crit.

    I guess this is what they mean by training thru a race?

    Back on plan in 2 weeks after the TTT. Which I might not even get to do, depending on another teamie's decision.
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