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Training Status??? (IV)

Old 08-19-15, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
I hate you all for this, I'm thinking of picking up a head unit with GPS, because Strava.

Dammit.

Do it! I think it's great to see my friends' rides and it's cool to get attaboys and get-em-next-times.
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i hate to admit it but strava was one of the reasons i finally decided to get a garmin. the phone app is just so unreliable. that and mapping for exploration purposes.
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Old 08-19-15, 12:18 PM
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No one's slick as Gaston
No one's quick as Gaston
No one's guads as incredibly thick as Gaston's
For there's no man on Strava half as manly
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Originally Posted by caloso
I started taking magnesium supplements and it's really helped avoid cramping.
Thanks for the heads up. I got some multivitamin from Twinlab that has 100% magnesium, and I ordered SaltStick, SCaps, and Endurolytes. Plan on trying all 3 blindly and seeing what works best. It seems they all work well, but one test to work better than the rest individual by individual.
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Magnesium does help. I use the liquid Doesn't taste great but I throw some in a some cranberry juice in the morning. My wife says its made a big difference for the calf cramping issue she has had.
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zma is the one supplement I believe in taking all the time. beta alanine, beetroot, and caffeine too, if I think about it.
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
I hate you all for this, I'm thinking of picking up a head unit with GPS, because Strava.

Dammit.
My Garmin 800 will be for sale soon.
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Old 08-19-15, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Ygduf
zma is the one supplement I believe in taking all the time. beta alanine, beetroot, and caffeine too, if I think about it.
Beta alanine is soooooooo great. I take rhodiola as well but I'm not too sure that is much more than a placebo for on the bike stuff. Off the bike it definitely is a mild mood booster.
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So many things to try, these sups are going to put me up another notch, or at least on notch one.
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Old 08-19-15, 05:03 PM
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All of the supplements. You should try cocaine*.

*you should not try cocaine.
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Old 08-19-15, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
All of the supplements. You should try cocaine*.

*you should not try cocaine.
enough caffeine and a daily dosage of flonase = what's the dif.
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USADA asks you if you wants to declare any meds or supplements. I don't even use a drink mix or take a multivitamin, albeit because I'm clueless about what I should be doing. I asked if I needed to declare Ben & Jerry's, although SweetFrog is my true addiction.
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Originally Posted by Hls2k6
USADA asks you if you wants to declare any meds or supplements. I don't even use a drink mix or take a multivitamin, albeit because I'm clueless about what I should be doing.
^ Sort of what I do. I sometimes take a multi. I stopped with the sodas before races, only drink water on the bike.

I don't foresee myself ever needing to pee for USADA but it's one of those things that it would be an honor to do so if I'm ever asked.
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I don't even use a drink mix or take a multivitamin...
Don't go to Europe.
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1:20 on the trainer with zwift.
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Originally Posted by Hls2k6
USADA asks you if you wants to declare any meds or supplements. I don't even use a drink mix or take a multivitamin, albeit because I'm clueless about what I should be doing. I asked if I needed to declare Ben & Jerry's, although SweetFrog is my true addiction.
That ship sailed long ago with my asthma meds.
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Originally Posted by Ygduf
zma is the one supplement I believe in taking all the time. beta alanine, beetroot, and caffeine too, if I think about it.
I'm interested in beta alanine. How much do you take?
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local hammer ride ... early break, then caught, then dropped on the crux climb. chased with the second group. gotta stop riding like *****.
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Originally Posted by Yep
I'm interested in beta alanine. How much do you take?
I usually take a few 3-4 grams/day in a shake when I get home from work. I'll also put 1/2 that much in each race bottle.

It works over time, but has a stimulant response when taken.
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Recovery ride last night. 1:15, something like 15, maybe 20, tss
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Originally Posted by johnybutts
1:20 on the trainer with zwift.
Keep going...you are going to win your race.
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Decided to surprise shovel and show up for the Wednesday evening ride after work. The surprise was on me: no shovel and I couldn't get the chain into the big ring, even manually when off the bike. I was spinning pretty good and stuck just shy of 116, and then caught back on at the lights at 47. But, that was enough spinning for me; I turned right and headed back to Northampton.
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trail ride on the cross bike to cap off a really hard 10 days. recovery or off (i think it might rain?) tomorrow, openers saturday, then a dirt road/gravel/trail race on sunday (VOGP).
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Originally Posted by Hls2k6
USADA asks you if you wants to declare any meds or supplements. I don't even use a drink mix or take a multivitamin, albeit because I'm clueless about what I should be doing. I asked if I needed to declare Ben & Jerry's, although SweetFrog is my true addiction.
I used to take optygen because team discovery was sponsored by them and it seemed to work but was priced obscenely. Optygen is basically beta alanine and rhodiola + cordyceps and some bs atp blend, so now I take the beta alanine which definitely does something, and the rhodiola which might do something. It's a lot cheaper, if it was expensive I wouldn't bother because I don't think the difference is that drastic, just seems to help with day to day recovery.
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