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Old 08-25-15, 06:38 AM
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yesterday: upper body WO AM, abs PM

today: 3hrs low/mid z2, hard on climbs
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Originally Posted by grolby
Good call. It's not like additional training would really make you faster at this point.
sure but it's not like that's going to stop me from riding myself into the ground this weekend
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haven't done intervals in 4 weeks. it's awesome. and feeling faster than ever. wooot.
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2:45 with a 26:21 min threshold effort at 249NP (the odd time is because I did a local time trial course) sandwiched between Z2
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Originally Posted by caloso
A 15 hour week leaves me pretty knackered. If I did 20, I'd probably fall asleep at dinner every night.
20 hrs week..i always wonder if these folks have fulltime jobs or kids
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Family, full-time job, 20-hour training weeks. Pick any two.
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Originally Posted by TexMac
20 hrs week..i always wonder if these folks have fulltime jobs or kids

I had both and was a single dad. I just trained at 4:30 and did allot of double sessions
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
Like anything else you get used to the rhythm of it. How much sense it makes to ride 20hrs/wk is a whole different can of worms, but I did a lot of them over the winter and I've done a few while in season without a weekend race to taper for. My fitness is quite high, but my life is basically arranged around training because I like doing it. If I was balancing a full time job with it I imagine I'd fall apart pretty quickly.
it's honestly not hard to balance w/ a standard work schedule this time of year if you don't mind waking up early or riding late. honestly, I have no idea how people with kids do it, props to all of you that make that work.
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I do most of my training rides before work. 3 days a week, I leave the house at 6:20-6:30, drop my bag at work, and head out to a quiet sector of the bike trail to do my thing. My wife is the one who gets the kids ready for school. She has her own consulting business so she's able to set her own schedule most days. On days when she has an early client meeting, I do some juggling--either lunchtime ride or just skip it altogether. I can't have a training plan that's so rigid that it doesn't have a little flex in it.
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Originally Posted by TexMac
20 hrs week..i always wonder if these folks have fulltime jobs or kids
Yes. No kids though.

I did about five 20-hour weeks during Base this past winter; just got up super early to make it work.
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Couple of hours on an easy jaunt.
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Originally Posted by mike868y
it's honestly not hard to balance w/ a standard work schedule this time of year if you don't mind waking up early or riding late. honestly, I have no idea how people with kids do it, props to all of you that make that work.
this time of year it really isn't, I have a gf though so taking her into consideration means something has to give...and I chose to work less. Which seemed like a good idea, until ALL OF THE EXPENSES hit at the same time this week
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I just exchanged car time for bike time. The rest has not changed much.
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I do most of my riding in the very early morning, year round. My evenings are for family: homework, the kid's activities, dinner. Today I was up at 4, on the bike at 5 for a 40 mile ride (including a coffee stop), shower at the gym and at work by 830, sometimes I can make it a 50 mile ride if I don't stop at the coffee shop. I have friends who have no kids and can't find the time to work out for 30 min/day.
The things I give up are TV and sleep :-)
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Originally Posted by TMonk
yesterday: upper body WO AM, abs PM

today: 3hrs low/mid z2, hard on climbs
felt nice out there today. What I was most proud of was a 4' 340w effort near the end of the ride up Balboa. apparently i'm not as weak as I thought...

tmrrw: 2hrs with a 90min z3 interval. That's right, I said it: TEMPO.

I'm done racing till next year and am just interested in ramping up some TSS in preparation for El Tour de Tuscon century ride this Nov. I'm a crit racer at heart, but I would like to do well in this event, and it will double as some (non specific) base training for next year.

Not that I need to explain myself to any of you hoologans
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back on topic:

I'm also an AM trainer, but have a real hard time getting up much before 6am. I can show up at work as late as 10 or 10:30, so that helps. This morning I woke up at 5:30 to do my 3hrs before work without too much of a rush. I'm pretty diligent with my recovery routine as I am very prone to overuse injuries if I don't stretch and massage regularly.

My GF is a night person, so that has shifted my internal clock fwd a little bit, which doesn't help with getting up early. I have a real hard time getting to bed and falling asleep before 11:00 or 11:30. The things we do for love .

WRT hours on the bike:

I don't have a family (yet), but with a ~45hr work week, another big hobby (piano/music) and an approx. 0.75hr/day time expenditure on supplemental activities (core/stretching/strengthening/massage), it's hard to find the time to ride much more than 8 to 10hrs/week. Mid season its closer to 7-8.

It does feel good to ride a lot, which I try to do over the winters. I feel best when I'm in my groove mid season of 2 back-to-back interval days, one long ride (or race) on the weekend, and one or two easy/JRA/mtn rides.
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yeah i'm up at 5 pretty much every day regardless of whether i'm riding, reading, studying, etc.

once you adjust it's not bad

*says the 23 year old who's in bed at 930 every night*
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Originally Posted by TMonk

I'm done racing till next year and am just interested in ramping up some TSS in preparation for El Tour de Tuscon century ride this Nov. I'm a crit racer at heart, but I would like to do well in this event, and it will double as some (non specific) base training for next year.

Not that I need to explain myself to any of you hoologans
I'm the same, done racing for the year. Also thinking about doing tour de tucson :-)
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I did it 2 years ago, that one year when it was raining, windy and 50F.

That wasn't fun. "Epic", sure, but not fun.

I'm hoping the conditions will be better this time.
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1:10 outside! did a bit of tempo, then about 8 jumps. legs are tired

My Garmin 500 corrupted the file somehow. Strava read the file just fine, but WKO+ 4.0 can't read it and I cant figure out how to fix a *.fit file. Any thoughts?
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1:10 outside! did a bit of tempo, then about 8 jumps. legs are tired

My Garmin 500 corrupted the file somehow. Strava read the file just fine, but WKO+ 4.0 can't read it and I cant figure out how to fix a *.fit file. Any thoughts?
You could export a GPX from Strava and import that to WKO+
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Tuesday Night Ride, went fast but not fast enough. Set a bunch of pr's but I'm more annoyed that I couldn't keep up with a wheel and stay on the first group....its those 20 seconds jumps when you are already at threshold that kill me. My Redlands status will still remain a muggle.
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Originally Posted by TexMac
20 hrs week..i always wonder if these folks have fulltime jobs or kids
Keep wondering.

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Family, full-time job, 20-hour training weeks. Pick any two.
Or, that plus new puppy, and pick any 3.
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