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  1. Jmikami thanks for the insightful response! ...

    Jmikami thanks for the insightful response!





    Agreed, a lot more variability than I would have liked, intervals 4 and 5 were much too low. I was trying out a new spot for my 3' intervals....
  2. at best I only coasted for a few seconds while...

    at best I only coasted for a few seconds while hitting start/stop. I assure you there was no coasting mid VO2 max interval
  3. Normalized power question... So there is quite a...

    Normalized power question... So there is quite a bit of variability between normalized power and average power when I'm looking at the chart after my intervals (3'x6). Any thoughts as to why?
    Would...
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    60 miles, got intervals of 20, 20, 13:30, 15 of...

    60 miles, got intervals of 20, 20, 13:30, 15 of threshold. Tried to spin threshold whenever else I could.
    Finished it up by having some french onion soup at a french cafe.
    Good times.

    Local...
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    I've seen a 4 just power off the front in that...

    I've seen a 4 just power off the front in that race, but his w/kg was easily at a 2 level (he upgraded after a handful of races). After the "hill" the field is usually gassed and if someone has the...
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    VO2 3'x6. @ 120%+ I'm starting to think this is...

    VO2 3'x6. @ 120%+
    I'm starting to think this is more of a mental exercise than physical. #3 is always the hardest...
    Also starting to think I physically could do 135+ for up to 2 min intervals...
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    Depends on a whole lotta stuff. :) If you...

    Depends on a whole lotta stuff. :)

    If you want to give it a whirl try attacking after a prime when the field is strung out (in a crit). Guys on the front usually don't want to chase.

    Another...
  8. 371005 Sprint finish! I'm the one on the far...

    371005
    Sprint finish!
    I'm the one on the far left of the picture. Pulled 2nd behind a crazy strong junior who pretty much used our race as a tactical work out. I get the feeling he could have...
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    Stazio Crit SM3/4 race 2nd of 120 I made more...

    Stazio Crit SM3/4 race
    2nd of 120
    I made more than my fair share of mistakes, but I'm learning how to sprint. So damn proud of myself I got frozen yogurt on the drive home (flavors were cookies and...
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    3x20s. 140 TSS. So proud of myself that I got...

    3x20s. 140 TSS. So proud of myself that I got some Chipotle and a Belgian Triple. mmm
  11. Anyone else dread intervals with power? I'm...

    Anyone else dread intervals with power? I'm sitting here putting off VO2 max hill repeats as I'm afraid of not hitting my target wattage.

    New plan
    1) fu allen and coggan
    2) I think I'll just...
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    Layer over not under (too thick of socks will cut...

    Layer over not under (too thick of socks will cut off circulation). Go to the local superstore and buy the thickest pair of boot socks that you can find. Cut a hole to accommodate your cleats. Volia,...
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    Added 1,000' of climbing to my commute home...

    Added 1,000' of climbing to my commute home today. I'm gonna count that.
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    Huh, Well I guess I'll have to get that chopped...

    Huh, Well I guess I'll have to get that chopped when I dial in my position. Bummer
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    :)

    :)
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    The North America location is actually in...

    The North America location is actually in Colorado Springs a few miles away from my house. They had a Christmas/holiday open to the public party for marketing purposes. There was a 30 second power...
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    Specialized is amazing with supporting amature...

    Specialized is amazing with supporting amature racing. I'm not currently riding for a Specialized team, but I had to pick this one up (2012 model the shop wanted to get rid of). Great deal.
    So far...
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    Try as some might, can't make another inside line...

    Try as some might, can't make another inside line on the last lap. Most of us ended up okay.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=nWVHg7EiCFY
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    Update! So we have a Tues practice night...

    Update!

    So we have a Tues practice night racing back (more or less). Yay. The racing schedule is all funky and what not, but that is to be expected with the addition of another velodrome up north...
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    COS Velodrome

    Ok, WTH is going on this year. Anyone have any knowledge to share?
    In short there are just a handful of race nights, no practice races. A big emphasis on juniors, 40+ and women racing - almost no...
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    One of dem bloggers

    Hey all, I haven't posted on BF in awhile, although I check out a thread from time to time.

    Long story short I really loved reading racer's blogs, articles, watching videos, etc. when I first got...
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    Woah, last round for me. This went a bit too...

    Woah, last round for me. This went a bit too serious fast.

    Parting words. I bought Friel's book. After jra for kicks for 2 years (maybe 30 mi at the most 1-2 x per week along with running,...
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    You frustrate me.

    You frustrate me.
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    No offense but you want to be a bike racer. Race...

    No offense but you want to be a bike racer. Race your bike.

    Forget about training methods, you are a cat 4. Take Eddy Mercx's advice, ride lots. Seriously. Climb as much as you can, climb as fast...
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    Mavic iO

    Mavic iO
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