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Training Status??? (IV)

Old 08-27-15, 09:33 PM
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Guy in a Team Sky skinsuit drafted me for the last 5 minutes of my ftp interval this morning. That's what I get for doing intervals on the local MUP.
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More climbing, at 10k for the week so far....which sounds easier than it was.
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30 miles today, REAAALLY easy commute this morning and REAAALY easy commute this evening.
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tmrrw morning I'm headed out for 1hr of REAALLY* easy z1 riding

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sorry haha

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2.5 hrs again, same sort of easy stuff as yesterday.
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Old 08-28-15, 10:55 AM
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3hrs z2 with 6x1min 150% efforts in between (although my best 1min 416w was 167%)
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Planned out long ride tomorrow, now there is predicted thunder and lightning. How concerned should I be? May just hit the gym instead to flex on bros
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Originally Posted by misterwaterfall
Planned out long ride tomorrow, now there is predicted thunder and lightning. How concerned should I be? May just hit the gym instead to flex on bros
I dodged the rain clouds myself and got out for some WRIs, and then limped home. At least it wasn't too sunny...
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The plan was to put another big week in to get in another solid month, but I think the last few weeks caught up to me after Tuesdays race and I haven't really felt like riding. TSB hasn't been positive in like 4 or 5 weeks (the highest its been is maybe -10 or -15), so that might have something to do with it.
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Old 08-28-15, 02:56 PM
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Back into my comfort zone today: 68 miles, 2800+ feet of climbing, all in the 53-21. Objective was to take it somewhat easy. Yesterday, I had time for only 15 miles. I am feeling the effects of the Wednesday ride with shovel. It didn't break me, but, it did soften the legs a bit. In the end, I sense that it will have toughened me up more.
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Old 08-28-15, 03:10 PM
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2 1/2 hours at CDR's five minute number
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^185?

Moving all week this week ... so getting a couple spins in and attacking any hill/roller in sight is about all I have for the moment. Will have to flake out on a RR tomorrow since movers will be in both places all day and it wouldn't be fair to make the wife supervise both sets. Feeling guilty about it since two other guys are having to pull out of the race leaving a fourth guy to race solo. He's strong enough to drop all of us on the climb, but he'd need a bit of help on the flats into the finish.
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I borrowed a TT bike from a friend to see if I like it. I'm doing a half ironman triathlon relay in October so it would be useful for that. Also might try some stage races next year.
It's been a while since I've been on a TT bike so I just went out on it for 30 mins today. It felt heavy but now I remember how nice it is once you get going, solo. I think I need to make a few fit adjustments but the bike seems to fit me well.
In reality, I would probably be better at TT's than crits or road races, if only I had the self discipline to train alone!
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Originally Posted by rideaz
In reality, I would probably be better at TT's than crits or road races, if only I had the self discipline to train alone!
I remember when I thought that, then I did it and did train and I'm still not very good!
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I remember when I thought that, then I did it and did train and I'm still not very good!
I'll probably never even try...so just go ahead and let me think that in my head
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Originally Posted by hack
^185?

Moving all week this week ... so getting a couple spins in and attacking any hill/roller in sight is about all I have for the moment. Will have to flake out on a RR tomorrow since movers will be in both places all day and it wouldn't be fair to make the wife supervise both sets. Feeling guilty about it since two other guys are having to pull out of the race leaving a fourth guy to race solo. He's strong enough to drop all of us on the climb, but he'd need a bit of help on the flats into the finish.
Yeah, I am flaking out on Winters too. My wife's consulting business is blowing up and she's had to schedule more and more weekend client appointments. That, and my kids both playing soccer means more and more schedule conflicts. I may still do Vacaville, we'll see.
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Originally Posted by caloso
Yeah, I am flaking out on Winters too. My wife's consulting business is blowing up and she's had to schedule more and more weekend client appointments. That, and my kids both playing soccer means more and more schedule conflicts. I may still do Vacaville, we'll see.
I've never raced it (never ridden Cantelow) and really want to. Still trying to tweak schedules to make something work.
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Originally Posted by bostongarden
Back into my comfort zone today: 68 miles, 2800+ feet of climbing, all in the 53-21. Objective was to take it somewhat easy. Yesterday, I had time for only 15 miles. I am feeling the effects of the Wednesday ride with shovel. It didn't break me, but, it did soften the legs a bit. In the end, I sense that it will have toughened me up more.
Let's go harder next Wednesday.
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Old 08-28-15, 05:58 PM
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In hopes of snagging some points toward Cat 1 I am attempting to peak for GMSR. I am a Quixotic fool.
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Originally Posted by shovelhd
Let's go harder next Wednesday.
I was afraid you'd suggest something like that!!!

On my ride today, I was debating whether to do the Wednesday ride again. I could end the summer satisfied knowing that I was able to stick for the most part, or, I could do it again, bring my 25, and see if I could stick on the climb too. But, the only concerning issue is whether the general speed will be greater next week. I really liked the pace when it was "slow" at 24-26 every now and then. I don't want to be dropped and ITT. Nevertheless, it is a great ride and it felt good to push myself, be pushed and encouraged, and to go fast.
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I'd always drop back for you. Let's see who shows up. If it's just me and Mike we can put you in the cradle. You won't get dropped and you'll get a great drafting practice and workout.
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Originally Posted by gsteinb
2 1/2 hours at CDR's five minute number
Eff you? haha.
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Old 08-29-15, 12:38 AM
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2 hours easy b/c tired.

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