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Old 02-20-16, 11:00 AM
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Did my openers. Feeling better every day. First race of the season is tomorrow ^_^
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Old 02-20-16, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by canuckbelle
Did my openers. Feeling better every day. First race of the season is tomorrow ^_^
Kill it, lady!
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4 hours today, 3 hours with the team. 255 tss. It was super windy and I got dropped twice (yay regroup spots)

It was more like hang on for dear life as we hammer like its June and try not to get blown over.

Good times.

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Originally Posted by canuckbelle
Did my openers. Feeling better every day. First race of the season is tomorrow ^_^
Good luck! have fun!
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weather was incredible today. jesus.

blew out my rest week legs the only way i know how, a 4.5 hour ride. started with 6*5ish minute hill repeats then about 2.5 hours of z2 with 7*30" seated bursts sprinkled throughout. i'm so cracked.
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Group ride was pretty hard. I rode my new Madone so no power which was actually pretty nice!
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Crit race tomorrow!
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My legs saw daylight.
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
My legs saw daylight.
Did you blind the local population?
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Old 02-21-16, 07:35 AM
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10 hours. Nearly 700
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3rd vo2 workout of the week, adding 5 more min in zone. There should be, and probably are, laws against this.
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Easy fun ride yesterday to get my legs turning over again. The weather was beautiful, it was great to get out there. Threshold test today. Focused more on checking my LTHR than power, so I did the Friel protocol of the 30' test with HR averaged from last 20' to get LTHR. Not really well-paced for power, and not a great protocol for estimating FTP. Still, I was curious, so I checked. From the recorded 20' interval, 241 W. Not bad. Best 20' was 247 though, only 1-2 W down on my best FTP test from last summer. Best 30' was 245, which is an all-time best. And I'm not sure why that recorded 20' interval came out 4 watts lower, but whatever. Anyway, it's late February and my FTP is probably essentially the same as it was last June. And I haven't done any threshold or VO2 work yet. Zero. So that has me feeling pretty decent.
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slept in and missed the team ride so i did 4 hours on the fixed gear. unsure if it was the winds or fatigue from yesterday in my legs but it was a damn death march.
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Another 2 hours and 100 tss. Surprised that my legs werent dead after yesterdays hammering.

https://www.strava.com/activities/499138019

9.5 hours and 510 tss for the week
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I did one sanctioned race in 2013, did a masters degree, now training to start racing for real. Trying the TCTP (on week 5), but just went for a ride yesterday, found hills and rain. 2 hours, 256 TSS, today 2.5 hours zone2 - endurance stuff. 523 TSS for the week, 8 hours total.

It'll probably look like I'm going backwards, but I'll line up.
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Originally Posted by jacksonhandy
.... 2 hours, 256 TSS....
When's the last time you did an LT test, these numbers don't make any sense.
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Old 02-21-16, 06:38 PM
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way to give 128%!

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Originally Posted by valygrl
When's the last time you did an LT test, these numbers don't make any sense.
I did the CTS test in mid-January, because I was following the program. I did 231 watts then, which I think puts my LT at 208 and this ride had a norm power of 247 and IF of 1.06. I'm still trying to figure out this whole training with power thing, I was going to wait a few more weeks to do another test. Perhaps I should do it sooner? I'll see myself out and move over to the training with power thread and come back when I know something.
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Originally Posted by gsteinb
way to give 128%!

Actually 113%, TSS is IF squared times hours.

regardless...


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I did the CTS test in mid-January, because I was following the program. I did 231 watts then, which I think puts my LT at 208 and this ride had a norm power of 247 and IF of 1.06.s

.. unpossible. FTP is set way too low. If you did a test @ 231 watts how could you possibly bang out 2+ hours at 247 watts?
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Originally Posted by globecanvas
Actually 113%, TSS is IF squared times hours.

regardless...





.. unpossible. FTP is set way too low. If you did a test @ 231 watts how could you possibly bang out 2+ hours at 247 watts?
Did you have many power spikes? My first ride was crazy with some random 1500 watt spikes for 5-10 seconds. Apparently I was getting interference from Bluetooth or something on my phone. Now when I ride I turn off wifi, location, and Bluetooth and it is much better.
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Originally Posted by jacksonhandy
I did the CTS test in mid-January, because I was following the program. I did 231 watts then, which I think puts my LT at 208 and this ride had a norm power of 247 and IF of 1.06. I'm still trying to figure out this whole training with power thing, I was going to wait a few more weeks to do another test. Perhaps I should do it sooner? I'll see myself out and move over to the training with power thread and come back when I know something.
I don't know what power software you're using, but if it's training peaks they will send you an email telling you to reset your FTP.

How steady/jumpy was this ride?
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Originally Posted by grolby
Easy fun ride yesterday to get my legs turning over again. The weather was beautiful, it was great to get out there. Threshold test today. Focused more on checking my LTHR than power, so I did the Friel protocol of the 30' test with HR averaged from last 20' to get LTHR. Not really well-paced for power, and not a great protocol for estimating FTP. Still, I was curious, so I checked. From the recorded 20' interval, 241 W. Not bad. Best 20' was 247 though, only 1-2 W down on my best FTP test from last summer. Best 30' was 245, which is an all-time best. And I'm not sure why that recorded 20' interval came out 4 watts lower, but whatever. Anyway, it's late February and my FTP is probably essentially the same as it was last June. And I haven't done any threshold or VO2 work yet. Zero. So that has me feeling pretty decent.
That sounds damn promising!
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Originally Posted by globecanvas
.. unpossible. FTP is set way too low. If you did a test @ 231 watts how could you possibly bang out 2+ hours at 247 watts?
I'll do another test and reset everything.

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Did you have many power spikes? My first ride was crazy with some random 1500 watt spikes for 5-10 seconds. Apparently I was getting interference from Bluetooth or something on my phone. Now when I ride I turn off wifi, location, and Bluetooth and it is much better.
None that I notice.

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I don't know what power software you're using, but if it's training peaks they will send you an email telling you to reset your FTP.

How steady/jumpy was this ride?
I use free trainingpeaks app just to keep track of the programmed workouts. I have WKO+ for looking at all the pretty lines. The ride was pretty up and down with elevation changes, and it shows 38% of the time was above 233W.

I will just do another round of testing, go back to lurking until I'm more familiar with this stuff. Its easier that way, haha.
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Old 02-22-16, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by jacksonhandy
I'll do another test and reset everything.

None that I notice.
You would've noticed if they were crazy. It drove me nuts on hills when my power #'s would freeze.

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I will just do another round of testing, go back to lurking until I'm more familiar with this stuff. Its easier that way, haha.
Don't do that! Everyone was trying to help. Training at too low of an FTP won't help you as much as training with it properly set up. You probably wouldn't have noticed if someone didn't point it out.
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Originally Posted by jacksonhandy
I will just do another round of testing, go back to lurking until I'm more familiar with this stuff. Its easier that way, haha.
You do your test and you pop back in here and tell us all how much higher your ftp is and then you stick around and ask questions to learn and share your progress and join in the hours/tss braggadocio that gets all of us through the off season!
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