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Old 08-23-15, 02:08 PM
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2hrs on zwift, steady 200w (80%)
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Old 08-23-15, 02:11 PM
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Coach? Let me get my popcorn for this one.
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Old 08-23-15, 02:30 PM
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11:40 for the week, 637tss (~35 of that from a run on friday) and I set a new one minute PR today
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Old 08-23-15, 02:53 PM
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Team group ride today which was essentially a 30 mile ride to a Cat 2 climb and back. The climb was somewhat of a litmus test to see where I'm at, and it was meh. Dropping and running over my glasses (getting sweat out of my eye) mid climb didn't help.

20 hours this week, some solid training but not the big jump in FTP I expected. Too much z1. Physically I feel pretty good, a lot of my back and leg issues are in stasis (for the moment) and my body feels remarkably fresh.
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Old 08-23-15, 04:43 PM
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Last race of the year. Crash behind me and somehow my rear skewer was pulled open. Whittled 75 racers down to a group of 10-12 and I was feeling good. Oh well, time to start training for next year. (60 TSS for the race). Two questions to answer though, how / why do I join a team and do I get a coach?
Yikes. I've had a rear skewer opened by contact in a race once, and it was pretty scary once I figured out what had happened (gears were skipping like mad). Glad you stayed upright.
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Old 08-23-15, 04:52 PM
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Team group ride today which was essentially a 30 mile ride to a Cat 2 climb and back. The climb was somewhat of a litmus test to see where I'm at, and it was meh. Dropping and running over my glasses (getting sweat out of my eye) mid climb didn't help.

20 hours this week, some solid training but not the big jump in FTP I expected. Too much z1. Physically I feel pretty good, a lot of my back and leg issues are in stasis (for the moment) and my body feels remarkably fresh.

20 hours a week will change that.
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Old 08-23-15, 05:16 PM
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Yikes. I've had a rear skewer opened by contact in a race once, and it was pretty scary once I figured out what had happened (gears were skipping like mad). Glad you stayed upright.
The brakes were also rubbing like crazy, if that hadn't happened I don't know if I would have bothered looking down.
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Old 08-23-15, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by grolby View Post
Yikes. I've had a rear skewer opened by contact in a race once, and it was pretty scary once I figured out what had happened (gears were skipping like mad). Glad you stayed upright.
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Last race of the year. Crash behind me and somehow my rear skewer was pulled open. Whittled 75 racers down to a group of 10-12 and I was feeling good. Oh well, time to start training for next year. (60 TSS for the race). Two questions to answer though, how / why do I join a team and do I get a coach?
This is why I use an RWS with a very small twist tie on my road/CX bikes.

With the MTBs, thru axles make this a non-issue, too. I'd have to be 5-6 full revolutions out to actually be in danger of having it come out of the dropout. Particularly with a Maxle Stealth/Fox Kabolt/Ibis Hexle, etc.

Back to the RWS. If the twist tie fails, you can just unclip and retighten it with a foot. Before you say, "Really?" yes, really. I've done it when a tiny sapling got caught between my frame and thru axle during an MTB race; I looked back and it wasn't in the normal position. During a brief respite on a downhill fire road section I unclipped, and pushed it back into place with my left foot.

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Old 08-23-15, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Duke of Kent View Post
This is why I use an RWS with a very small twist tie on my road/CX bikes.
You could always lockwire it...
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Old 08-23-15, 05:51 PM
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50 miles with 4200 feet late this morning. Had wanted to do more, but didn't get out till late, then was sore the first hour. Warmed up and felt good, yet really just wanted to get home at a decent hour and relax so cut the ride in half. Stretched for an hour or so, which was nice. Need to start stretching more again.
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Old 08-23-15, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
20 hours a week will change that.
Not having a big jump in FTP or feeling good? (nervously await reply)
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Old 08-23-15, 06:04 PM
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Change the feeling good, I'd wager. Also, I don't think ftp ever comes in big jumps unfortunately
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Old 08-23-15, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Duke of Kent View Post
This is why I use an RWS with a very small twist tie on my road/CX bikes.

With the MTBs, thru axles make this a non-issue, too. I'd have to be 5-6 full revolutions out to actually be in danger of having it come out of the dropout. Particularly with a Maxle Stealth/Fox Kabolt/Ibis Hexle, etc.

Back to the RWS. If the twist tie fails, you can just unclip and retighten it with a foot. Before you say, "Really?" yes, really. I've done it when a tiny sapling got caught between my frame and thru axle during an MTB race; I looked back and it wasn't in the normal position. During a brief respite on a downhill fire road section I unclipped, and pushed it back into place with my left foot.
hmm, I have the RWS skewers on my mountainbike, never thought about using them on the road. I hate all the skewers I have so I may as well give them a shot.
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Old 08-23-15, 06:12 PM
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@ff I'll give you my 2 cents on lots of hours in the saddle: it can be a tremendous plus!

I just started riding outside again in May, increasing my saddle time cautiously. At the beginning of July, I did. 21-22 hour week of just riding at a pace that I could manage -- not pushing the envelope -- and have probably averaged upper-teens hours per week since then. I'm just riding and not race training. Although, I toss in some efforts here and there. Just doing that made me competent in my first crit in early August. I'm not looking to get razor sharp this year. But, even without that, the hours alone have made me capable of sticking reasonably well with the 1/2/3 crowd in a crit.
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Old 08-23-15, 06:25 PM
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Not having a big jump in FTP or feeling good? (nervously await reply)
The remarkably fresh part for certain.
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Old 08-23-15, 08:39 PM
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2nd workout for the day. 1:07 on zwift watching vuelta stage. power is slowly moving up. Just realized the race I wanted to do is only 3 weeks away, not 5. Need some long rides next weekend or there will be no hope for a hilly 65 mile race. These 1 hr efforts just won't get me there i dont think.
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Old 08-23-15, 09:20 PM
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You get a coach for various reasons, if you stagnate, not sure what you are doing, need the push, etc. If you are asking if you need a coach then the answer is probably yes.
Same name, same idea.
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Old 08-23-15, 11:31 PM
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two runs and ~9 hours of riding have done me well this week. nice to see Ctl going up again!

biggest 20' power for me ever today, on a climb.

still the weakest cat 1 in Cali but I make up for it by trying hard.
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Old 08-24-15, 05:44 AM
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This weekend made me go pretty deep. Between Z4 stuff on Friday, two and a half hours worth of continuous building intervals on Saturday and a five hour ride on Sunday that saw me doing alot of pulling in the training crit and then chasing my skinny teammate around for another 2-3 hours.

My god, is trying to win worth this? Screw it, yeah it is.
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Old 08-24-15, 07:31 AM
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Hear hear.
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I remember reading somewhere that "bike racing is the only sport where you have to train 15 hours/week just to suck." I'm exhibit A.
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i'm so wrecked today
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Old 08-24-15, 08:29 AM
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Thater yesterday followed by 1.5hrs light endurance on the trainer watching the pro women go around in circles, with a 10min break to let a little girl who was all jazzed up about the women's race try to pedal my bike, but she was too short so instead she sat down and put her feet up on the top tube while her dad took a picture and she talked about hammocks and blue hair. Then watched the guys do the same (go in circles, not sit on my bike). Then drove home and was going to ride more to get in a full 4hrs but you know how sometimes you get home and you bump into half the town on your way to the door and they all need to tell you something? That happened, so mission aborted. Then ate a pint of Ben and Jerry's, which fulfills my ice cream quota for the year.
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then ate a pint of ben and jerry's, which fulfills my ice cream quota for the day.
fify.
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Then ate a pint of Ben and Jerry's, which fulfills my ice cream quota for the hour.
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