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Old 01-13-16, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by globecanvas
I was intrigued at first but ended up disappointed by it. Even more intrigued by Jessica Jones but similarly disappointed.

IMO great TV has a strong season-long or seasons-long dramatic arc. "Characters get into adventures along the way" is not enough of a dramatic arc.
If you haven't seen it yet, check out Show Me a Hero. Its biggest problem is it's only a 6x1hr miniseries.
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Old 01-13-16, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
If you haven't seen it yet, check out Show Me a Hero..

Oh yeah, I loved that show!



er...


I'll check your show out too.
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I watched three episodes of halt and catch fire this morning.

The reality is if you're going hard enough arcs just get in the way. Boy gets girl, blow some crap up, win the sprint.
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FTP test this morning, down 4w from the last test. I expected it to be about the same.

Not too worried about it, and I think it's in large part due to the fact that I didn't ride last weekend and did some hiking instead. The legs felt stiff and uncooperative out there. On the flip side, my cardiovascular system wasn't very taxed at the end.
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4w is w/i margin-of-error anyway
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Originally Posted by gsteinb
The reality is if you're going hard enough arcs just get in the way.

I'm no trainer expert, but yesterday I turned off the show I wasn't paying attention to and put a Pogues album on instead. I found that to be far superior.
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Originally Posted by Ygduf
4w is w/i margin-of-error anyway
I figured as much. Given this and my sensations during the test, I probably won't even adjust FTP in the softwares.
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did about 10 miles at lunch, then 30 minutes on the trainer after work. I hate the rain so so much!
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35 mins on the rollers, 40 tss.
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5x5'@115% on the trainer.
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nice that's solid, must have been hard on the trainer.
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Practiced rollers again for 20 minutes. Small ring, alternate standing with spinning as fast as I dare (149 rpm), big ring try and see what peak power I can hit on these things (849 watts).
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45 min and 75 TSS on zwift/trainer. Big sweat pool and near vomit experience.
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1:45, steady low tempo on the rollers.
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4hrs with a *sigh* ...power test
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2 1/2 hours on the rollers. build up to high tempo back down, and up again.
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Yesterday: hump day jump day. 150 jumps.

Today: 2x20 on the trainer again.

Tomorrow: plans for a cyclocross ride squashed by weather. Half inch of snow over ice = teammate wrecked on the trail yesterday and hurt himself. Probably end up doing 2x20 on the single speed, kind of curious how that will work out. If it works that will make 4 sets of 2x20s this week. Still feeling behind though!

[edit] re: feeling behind... it occurs to me that if even if I do 2x20 @ 93% every day then CTL will converge to about 58.

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Originally Posted by globecanvas
Yesterday: hump day jump day. 150 jumps.
you can do better


I say that mainly for canceling our ride :/
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Originally Posted by gsteinb
I say that mainly for canceling our ride :/

Looks like the trail riding window closed for the season 2 days ago. Too bad, it's really spectacularly fun to ride cross bikes at the gunks. We have to try to get you up here after the snow clears.


We want to have this:




Not this:

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(that 2nd photo was after a bike selfie gone bad... rider (not me) and bike both survived)
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Originally Posted by hack
45 min and 75 TSS on zwift/trainer. Big sweat pool and near vomit experience.
I bet. That's 45 min at 100% FTP, by definition, correct?
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Originally Posted by caloso
I bet. That's 45 min at 100% FTP, by definition, correct?
[MENTION=69140]hack[/MENTION] I think your ftp is set too low.
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Originally Posted by mattm
@hack I think your ftp is set too low.
Don't deprive me of my inflated TSS!!

Regarding FTP, it may be low, but it is based off my last test. My body just falls apart after 10 minutes and power plummets. I get high TSS values when I hit a few 30-60s efforts at full gas (~750 watts) with recovery (150-200 watts) between efforts. Last night was on the trainer and consisted of 4 or 5 30s sprints around 800 watts and a 75s effort around 600 watts. Couldn't shift into big ring for some reason so I was in advertently getting some high cadence stuff (140), too.

Have been working hard this offseason with sustained efforts around 20min (a lot of 2x20's) and could probably bump my FTP up after another test. Was supposed to test a couple days after dislocating my shoulder, but that all went out the window while I've been recovering. I'll probably do another test in a couple weeks after getting some regular riding in.
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Originally Posted by hack
Don't deprive me of my inflated TSS!!

Regarding FTP, it may be low, but it is based off my last test. My body just falls apart after 10 minutes and power plummets. I get high TSS values when I hit a few 30-60s efforts at full gas (~750 watts) with recovery (150-200 watts) between efforts. Last night was on the trainer and consisted of 4 or 5 30s sprints around 800 watts and a 75s effort around 600 watts. Couldn't shift into big ring for some reason so I was in advertently getting some high cadence stuff (140), too.

Have been working hard this offseason with sustained efforts around 20min (a lot of 2x20's) and could probably bump my FTP up after another test. Was supposed to test a couple days after dislocating my shoulder, but that all went out the window while I've been recovering. I'll probably do another test in a couple weeks after getting some regular riding in.
Join the club. I dialed mine down after suffering so badly through my workouts after 2 weeks completely off the bike, but things are bouncing back and I will need to retest soon myself.
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Join the club. I dialed mine down after suffering so badly through my workouts after 2 weeks completely off the bike, but things are bouncing back and I will need to retest soon myself.
I was riding a substantial gain in fitness before getting hurt and I probably would have put up a decent test. But, a week off the bike then 3 weeks of intermittent trainer training has led to a big dip in fitness (CTL from high 90's to high 60's).
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