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    Could be worse--I've got grey nose hairs.

    Could be worse--I've got grey nose hairs.
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    :roflmao:

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    Never had any issue on the trainer doing a 20...

    Never had any issue on the trainer doing a 20 minute test. A lot of people have trouble achieving the same wattage indoor as they do outdoor, so keep that in mind if you do the bulk of your training...
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    Good luck gsteinb. Hope the worst of it is past....

    Good luck gsteinb. Hope the worst of it is past.

    My dog killed me a rat today. Well, mauled it and left it for dead so I had to finish it off. Good dog, good sausage dog.
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    4:11 with a police car stopping the main group...

    4:11 with a police car stopping the main group too. I spent the day at the pool.
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    And you think the result of a successful MCAT...

    And you think the result of a successful MCAT will be any less difficult? Or the move to a med school across the country if that happens to be the one you get into and really like? If you get into...
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    Brown Recluses are nasty. They are the only...

    Brown Recluses are nasty. They are the only spider I kill immediately. All other spiders I let go (including my black widows). Brown Recluses? The only thing I release is the greasy patch that...
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    "Spiders aren't insects! This news couldn't...

    "Spiders aren't insects!
    This news couldn't wait!
    Instead of six legs
    Every spider has eight!"
    --Tirsh Rabe from the book: On Beyond Bugs! All about Insects (Dr. Seuss).

    I read that book a...
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    I remember seeing those for the first time in the...

    I remember seeing those for the first time in the crawl space of my last house. I looked up and saw those things up there and instantly had a mental image of them swarming and devouring me much like...
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    Two recent images sent to my mother-in-law. I...

    Two recent images sent to my mother-in-law. I wonder why she won't talk to me sometimes.
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    I grew up in Indonesia. I remember one time right...

    I grew up in Indonesia. I remember one time right as I crawled into bed looking up at the ceiling and seeing a massive hairy brown spider above my bed. Not a Banana spider, but something about the...
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    You are right. I was assuming that were...

    You are right. I was assuming that were discussing an intermediate level or higher athlete.
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    I was just regurgitating something I read in Joe...

    I was just regurgitating something I read in Joe Friel's blog:

    http://www.joefrielsblog.com/2011/08/intervals-part-3.html

    Ok, I stand corrected. He said: "For example, triathletes generally...
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    Group ride last night. I hung in, it hurt. ...

    Group ride last night. I hung in, it hurt. Seemed like cars were pulling out in front of us around every corner.

    On the plus side, after the ride as was at 185 lbs and this morning at 188. ...
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    Enjoying the commercials- Tom Danielson comparing...

    Enjoying the commercials- Tom Danielson comparing LASIK to a good chamois, the Gander Mountain firearm commercials, and the official tour de France exercise bike.

    I can't imagine wrecking on a...
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    Watching USAPCC. Much disappointed by the quality...

    Watching USAPCC. Much disappointed by the quality of the picture (I'm spoiled by the euro races). Hehe... The airplane had to go be de-iced.
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    Something like this is discussed in Nurture Shock...

    Something like this is discussed in Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman (http://www.nurtureshock.com/). Basically when I was growing up it was all about the ego--praise, praise, praise...
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    I boarded the fail boat. Full fail ahead. My...

    I boarded the fail boat. Full fail ahead. My 2012 goals...

    Enter a race
    Get FTP back up to 355+
    Get weight back down to 170
    380 watt 20 minute interval (which means I need an ftp ~ 360)...
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    Forgot to set my alarm. It was, however, nice to...

    Forgot to set my alarm. It was, however, nice to sleep in to 6:30.
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    Then you are going to have a tough time at the...

    Then you are going to have a tough time at the Grant Park Crit this weekend. You are doing it, aren't you? I only see three of your teammates signed up for the only in-town crit of the year.
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    190.0 this morning. Heading in the right...

    190.0 this morning. Heading in the right direction, but still chubbers. I still have several sets of pants that don't fit.
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    2x20s @ 90% tonight. Had the heart rate up at...

    2x20s @ 90% tonight. Had the heart rate up at 180 at the end of the last one. I am beginning to remember what suffering feels like. And I weighed 190.0 this morning. About to break that barrier.
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    Ignore speed on the cyclometer when you are on...

    Ignore speed on the cyclometer when you are on the trainer (I've . Trying to do a 1 hour LTHR test is painful (that is why we do estimates/approximations). Here is what I'd do (just me). Use the...
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    When I had my strongest season, during base I was...

    When I had my strongest season, during base I was doing a 4-5 hour ride on the weekend, then 2x20's and Pacing workouts during the week. I don't think I ever had more than an 8 hour week with (I...
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    True. I just went pack and looked at the...

    True.

    I just went pack and looked at the article. It says: "need to increase the amount of time spent at or near FTP to 60-90 minutes." 60 minutes-doable but not fun, but to go beyond that you'd...
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