Go Back  Bike Forums > The Racer's Forum > "The 33"-Road Bike Racing
Reload this Page >

Training Status??? (IV)

Notices
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

Training Status??? (IV)

Old 02-24-16, 04:53 PM
  #3951  
Nonsense
 
TheKillerPenguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Vagabond
Posts: 13,918

Bikes: Affirmative

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 880 Post(s)
Liked 541 Times in 237 Posts
Yup. I am not a smart man.
TheKillerPenguin is offline  
Old 02-24-16, 05:15 PM
  #3952  
out walking the earth
Thread Starter
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Lake Placid, NY
Posts: 21,441
Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 912 Post(s)
Liked 752 Times in 342 Posts
I didn't even want to walk the dogs.
gsteinb is offline  
Old 02-24-16, 05:21 PM
  #3953  
Nonsense
 
TheKillerPenguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Vagabond
Posts: 13,918

Bikes: Affirmative

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 880 Post(s)
Liked 541 Times in 237 Posts
I cut it an hour short and am about to finish up indoors, so I'm not entirely crazy.
TheKillerPenguin is offline  
Old 02-24-16, 05:37 PM
  #3954  
OMC
 
revchuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 6,960

Bikes: Specialized Allez Sprint, Look 585, Specialized Allez Comp Race

Mentioned: 199 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 461 Post(s)
Liked 116 Times in 49 Posts
Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
Only got 24min in vo2. You guys won't believe this, but when it's 40 and raining it's like, really hard to get your muscles to do what they're supposed to do.
BTDT. I concur.
__________________
Regards,
Chuck

Demain, on roule!
revchuck is offline  
Old 02-24-16, 06:27 PM
  #3955  
Ninny
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: The Gunks
Posts: 5,295
Mentioned: 53 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 686 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I didn't ride today. I did do 3.5 hours yesterday though and got snowed on for the last hour of it. I haven't wanted to just be home so badly since the first day of kindergarten.
globecanvas is offline  
Old 02-24-16, 06:37 PM
  #3956  
Senior Member
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Posts: 40,865

Bikes: Specialized Tarmac, Canyon Exceed, Specialized Transition, Ellsworth Roots, Ridley Excalibur

Mentioned: 68 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2953 Post(s)
Liked 3,106 Times in 1,417 Posts
My training partner takes a week off to ski and still stomps on me. Ugh.
caloso is offline  
Old 02-24-16, 06:46 PM
  #3957  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
Only got 24min in vo2. You guys won't believe this, but when it's 40 and raining it's like, really hard to get your muscles to do what they're supposed to do.
Sounds like a typical December/Jan training day in these parts. I can't count how many times I've had to stop at a gas station for hot coffee to thaw my jaw and hands out so I could make it home.
misterwaterfall is offline  
Old 02-24-16, 06:46 PM
  #3958  
Senior Member
 
Wylde06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 2,208

Bikes: Cannondale Six13

Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
Liked 58 Times in 21 Posts
Still not feeling it today..cut it short at 35 minutes. Thinking I may have overdone it this past weekend. Going to try and get to bed earlier than normal tonight
Wylde06 is offline  
Old 02-24-16, 09:14 PM
  #3959  
Senior Member
 
abhirama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: India.
Posts: 299

Bikes: Canyon Aeroad, Ridley Fenix

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Legs not coming around even after resting for a few days but I feel mentally fresh and want to do some intensity. Going to go to the gym and do 2' @Doge intervals on the concept2!
abhirama is offline  
Old 02-24-16, 09:47 PM
  #3960  
commu*ist spy
 
spectastic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: oregon
Posts: 4,459
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 653 Post(s)
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Imagine the agony of wanting to go riding when you'very been off the bike for over 3 weeks, half way around during the world, in sub zero temp, without a bike, and 10 lbs above race weight.
spectastic is offline  
Old 02-24-16, 10:14 PM
  #3961  
Senior Member
 
Doge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Southern California, USA
Posts: 10,478

Bikes: 1979 Raleigh Team 753

Mentioned: 153 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3377 Post(s)
Liked 372 Times in 254 Posts
Originally Posted by Wylde06
Still not feeling it today..cut it short at 35 minutes. Thinking I may have overdone it this past weekend. Going to try and get to bed earlier than normal tonight
See @abhirama
Doge is offline  
Old 02-24-16, 11:16 PM
  #3962  
Senior Member
 
abhirama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: India.
Posts: 299

Bikes: Canyon Aeroad, Ridley Fenix

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Doge
Do you mean I should get more rest instead? But I want to give those rowing workouts a try. I'll give them a try and will only continue if I feel good.
abhirama is offline  
Old 02-24-16, 11:35 PM
  #3963  
Used to be a climber..
 
GuitarWizard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Posts: 6,849

Bikes: 2016 Ridley Fenix SL, 2020 Trek Emonda ALR (rim brake)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
Only got 24min in vo2. You guys won't believe this, but when it's 40 and raining it's like, really hard to get your muscles to do what they're supposed to do.
Yep. I did a century before with a buddy of mine.....forecast said it was gonna be in the mid 70's and dry, but apparently it decided to drop to 63 degrees and a full-on downpour at the 65 mile mark. Had on just a cycling jersey and bib shorts. Buddy got a flat tire, and is the slowest.person.in.the.world at changing it. Took him literally a half hour to change it the first time - then as he was pumping up the new tube, POP....you guessed it, a half hour later, and we're back on the road. A total of about an hour to change the tubes while getting poured on as we were in a residential area with no real cover. I was too cold and too annoyed to move. By the time we got back to pedaling, I had a full-on body shiver going.....pedaling was really interesting. About 2-3 miles later, his tire was flat again, so I kinda moved him out of the way and changed it myself (had a cut in his tire near the rim, causing the issues - I whipped out a Park Tire Boot for the win). Good times.
GuitarWizard is offline  
Old 02-25-16, 12:46 AM
  #3964  
Senior Member
 
Dunbar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 3,078

Bikes: Roubaix SL4 Expert , Cervelo S2

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 85 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I was offered a hit off a joint on my ride tonight while stopped at a red light in full roadie kit. I declined.
Dunbar is offline  
Old 02-25-16, 06:22 AM
  #3965  
Senior Member
 
Wylde06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 2,208

Bikes: Cannondale Six13

Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
Liked 58 Times in 21 Posts
Originally Posted by Doge
See my post above about riding my bike to get better at riding my bike
Wylde06 is offline  
Old 02-25-16, 08:00 AM
  #3966  
Senior Member
 
abhirama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: India.
Posts: 299

Bikes: Canyon Aeroad, Ridley Fenix

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Aah, Ok. Anyway, so I did a couple of 500m rowing efforts at maybe 90% and could only do 1:55. More than lungs and heart, my bi/triceps (mainly) and palms (have to learn to hold the handle properly I guess) were hurting, haha. 1:30 is super hard!
abhirama is offline  
Old 02-25-16, 08:27 AM
  #3967  
Senior Member
 
mike868y's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 9,284
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 248 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
90' on the rollers. 3*20'. first one felt fine. started struggling on the second and just felt empty on the third. not terribly surprising given the workouts i did the past two days.

then 40' fg commuting.
mike868y is offline  
Old 02-25-16, 09:00 AM
  #3968  
Senior Member
 
topflightpro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 7,571
Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1853 Post(s)
Liked 680 Times in 431 Posts
I am taking the next 7-10 days off. New coach thinks I'm on the verge of Overtraining. And I think she may be right. I can't seem to get going on the bike at all. I'm actually really looking forward to not doing anything.
topflightpro is offline  
Old 02-25-16, 02:30 PM
  #3969  
Not actually Tmonk
 
TMonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 14,437

Bikes: road, track, mtb

Mentioned: 142 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2815 Post(s)
Liked 3,416 Times in 1,790 Posts
nice topflight, rest up!
__________________
"Your beauty is an aeroplane;
so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste
TMonk is online now  
Old 02-25-16, 02:33 PM
  #3970  
Not actually Tmonk
 
TMonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 14,437

Bikes: road, track, mtb

Mentioned: 142 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2815 Post(s)
Liked 3,416 Times in 1,790 Posts
I rode for 3hrs this morning at mid/high z2, with 5x 1' at 150-175% by feel. I felt just great throughout the whole ride!

I took four days off the bike surrounding last weekend for our Mexico trip, and came back with a head cold, so my riding this week has been pretty tame. It feels good to get a solid workout in! Up next: 1hr with 2x4' efforts and otherwise easy, off Sat, then racing Sun!!!
__________________
"Your beauty is an aeroplane;
so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste
TMonk is online now  
Old 02-25-16, 02:50 PM
  #3971  
Senior Member
 
canuckbelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 944

Bikes: Scott Foil 10, Di2

Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 148 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rest day. 90min massage and lots of stretching. Openers tomorrow. Racing this weekend.
canuckbelle is offline  
Old 02-25-16, 02:57 PM
  #3972  
Senior Member
 
rideaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 956

Bikes: Giant TCR, Giant Anthem, Felt CX

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 65 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
group ride and some solo hills today. I haven't been tapering at all for weekend races. Doing a road race this weekend so I probably should have...
rideaz is offline  
Old 02-25-16, 04:14 PM
  #3973  
Senior Member
 
Doge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Southern California, USA
Posts: 10,478

Bikes: 1979 Raleigh Team 753

Mentioned: 153 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3377 Post(s)
Liked 372 Times in 254 Posts
Originally Posted by abhirama
Aah, Ok. Anyway, so I did a couple of 500m rowing efforts at maybe 90% and could only do 1:55. More than lungs and heart, my bi/triceps (mainly) and palms (have to learn to hold the handle properly I guess) were hurting, haha. 1:30 is super hard!
You will get better. This is also a weight based sport. Heavier rowers do better times.
Doge is offline  
Old 02-25-16, 04:42 PM
  #3974  
Nonsense
 
TheKillerPenguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Vagabond
Posts: 13,918

Bikes: Affirmative

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 880 Post(s)
Liked 541 Times in 237 Posts
I am convinced that the weather service is intentionally ****ing with us.
TheKillerPenguin is offline  
Old 02-25-16, 06:54 PM
  #3975  
Senior Member
 
Wylde06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 2,208

Bikes: Cannondale Six13

Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
Liked 58 Times in 21 Posts
Felt much better tonight.

https://www.strava.com/activities/502374073
Wylde06 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.