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 07-12-16, 01:50 PM
  #5451  
Senior Member
 
mike868y's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 9,284
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
honestly around here if you're riding <2 hours it's probably more efficient to train indoors. one summer in undergrad i did basically all my training indoors (i was working in a lab and usually got home at ~7PM) and i think my fitness was better then than it is now.
mike868y is offline  
Old 07-12-16, 04:01 PM
  #5452  
Elite Fred
 
mollusk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Edge City
Posts: 10,945

Bikes: 2009 Spooky (cracked frame), 2006 Curtlo, 2002 Lemond (current race bike) Zurich, 1987 Serotta Colorado, 1986 Cannondale for commuting, a 1984 Cannondale on loan to my son

Liked 43 Times in 19 Posts
My training status: No longer a racer. Now riding for fun.

I really miss being fast, but I don't miss the pain and suffering to be there. And being old with health concerns make it very unlikely I will ever be race fit again. I am relegated to Fred status.
mollusk is offline  
Old 07-12-16, 07:42 PM
  #5453  
Senior Member
 
aaronmcd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: SF, CA
Posts: 3,462

Bikes: Cervelo S5, Marin Gestalt X11

Liked 65 Times in 45 Posts
The usual this morning, 3.5 hours, 3x4 repeats, and a few more hill efforts on the commute.

I've been hitting this particular 1' hill hard 3 hours into the ride the past 4 weeks and time is coming down so I'm still getting something out of this.

Also had some fun drafting multiple cars up 3rd street at 30 mph through about a hundred green lights in a row.
aaronmcd is offline  
Old 07-12-16, 07:54 PM
  #5454  
Not actually Tmonk
 
TMonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 14,483

Bikes: road, track, mtb

Liked 3,456 Times in 1,810 Posts
Originally Posted by mollusk
My training status: No longer a racer. Now riding for fun.

I really miss being fast, but I don't miss the pain and suffering to be there. And being old with health concerns make it very unlikely I will ever be race fit again. I am relegated to Fred status.
you can still hang w us!!!!
__________________
"Your beauty is an aeroplane;
so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste
TMonk is offline  
Old 07-12-16, 10:13 PM
  #5455  
Senior Member
 
furiousferret's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Redlands, CA
Posts: 6,313
Liked 469 Times in 250 Posts
Did Oak Glen today and found out Phil Gaimon was at the TNW's. Right now I'm not even in 41 form, so I probably wouldn't have even seen him.
furiousferret is offline  
Old 07-12-16, 10:34 PM
  #5456  
Edificating
 
dmotoguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Portland
Posts: 2,452

Bikes: Spooky + Sachs

Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
got dropped before the first corner tonight, nothing in the legs. going to rest until friday's openers and saturday's race.
TSB is -35. Should be right around 0 by saturday.
dmotoguy is offline  
Old 07-13-16, 04:23 AM
  #5457  
OMC
 
revchuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 6,960

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

Liked 116 Times in 49 Posts
Originally Posted by furiousferret
Did Oak Glen today and found out Phil Gaimon was at the TNW's. Right now I'm not even in 41 form, so I probably wouldn't have even seen him.
He probably didn't bring any cookies anyway.
__________________
Regards,
Chuck

Demain, on roule!
revchuck is offline  
Old 07-13-16, 09:34 AM
  #5458  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Music City, USA
Posts: 4,444

Bikes: bikes

Liked 1,429 Times in 711 Posts
Took Monday off. We had a makeup of our normal Wednesday night crit yesterday evening so I did that but skipped my normal prerequisite prerace ride. A couple of rolling around laps before the race, then we started.

Hung out for a couple of minutes in the group and then put in a big move followed by three more successive moves to finally get a gap. Group of three of us lapped the field and I barely eeked out the field sprint ftw.

So yesterdays's ride consisted of a monstrous 46 minutes at 290AP, 324NP, and 76 TSSsssss.

I was struggling in the break. Felt like crap. Really want to get out and get in some solid intensity training but need to take a few days off, I think. Irritating! And the TdF isn't helping me pull in the reigns much.
rubiksoval is offline  
Old 07-13-16, 09:41 AM
  #5459  
**** that
 
mattm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CALI
Posts: 15,402
Liked 104 Times in 30 Posts
Originally Posted by rubiksoval
Hung out for a couple of minutes in the group and then put in a big move followed by three more successive moves to finally get a gap. Group of three of us lapped the field and I barely eeked out the field sprint ftw.
nice!!
__________________
cat 1.

my race videos
mattm is offline  
Old 07-13-16, 01:12 PM
  #5460  
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

Liked 3,110 Times in 1,418 Posts
Originally Posted by mollusk
My training status: No longer a racer. Now riding for fun.

I really miss being fast, but I don't miss the pain and suffering to be there. And being old with health concerns make it very unlikely I will ever be race fit again. I am relegated to Fred status.
Once a racer, always a racer.
caloso is offline  
Old 07-13-16, 02:15 PM
  #5461  
No matches
 
Flatballer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 11,647

Bikes: two wheeled ones

Liked 444 Times in 250 Posts
Yeah. You're not a Fred. You're a retired racer.
Flatballer is offline  
Old 07-13-16, 02:19 PM
  #5462  
Senior Member
 
grolby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: BOSTON BABY
Posts: 9,789
Liked 86 Times in 60 Posts
+1
grolby is offline  
Old 07-13-16, 02:48 PM
  #5463  
Senior Member
 
wktmeow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 703

Bikes: CAAD 10

Liked 229 Times in 111 Posts
yesterday was 5x standing start sprints, 4 sets of 3x30" all out w/ 30" recovery, standing & aero the entire time for the last one.

Didn't seem so bad on paper, hurt real bad irl, wanted to throw up after each set.

today is 3x8' @ 100-105% followed by 1x5' all out
wktmeow is offline  
Old 07-13-16, 03:03 PM
  #5464  
Nonsense
 
TheKillerPenguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Vagabond
Posts: 13,918

Bikes: Affirmative

Liked 541 Times in 237 Posts
Mollusk has retired to the halls of cycling Valhalla, where stretchy pants warriors live on as the wisebro on the group ride that rips others apart like wet pieces of tissue.
TheKillerPenguin is offline  
Old 07-13-16, 03:56 PM
  #5465  
Nonsense
 
TheKillerPenguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Vagabond
Posts: 13,918

Bikes: Affirmative

Liked 541 Times in 237 Posts
The problem with feeling fresh is you want to go and smash the **** out of all of the hills. :-|
TheKillerPenguin is offline  
Old 07-13-16, 05:04 PM
  #5466  
Senior Member
 
aaronmcd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: SF, CA
Posts: 3,462

Bikes: Cervelo S5, Marin Gestalt X11

Liked 65 Times in 45 Posts
Those crits on Sunday zapped more out of me than the usual 200 TSS of racing. After yesterday I was pretty tired today so did my usual 70 mile ride into work but only did 2x20 on the hills, zone 2 for most of it. Went for a sub 20 minute descent (winding, then flatter) KOM but got 3rd. Damn, the KOM is over a minute faster. I might be able to do it if I don't mind rounding blind corners at speed using the full road, but I think I'm too smart for that. I'd also probably need to be fresher for the flatter part. Oh well.
aaronmcd is offline  
Old 07-13-16, 05:42 PM
  #5467  
Senior Member
 
Wylde06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 2,208

Bikes: Cannondale Six13

Liked 58 Times in 21 Posts
Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
The problem with feeling fresh is you want to go and smash the **** out of all of the hills. :-|
The opposite of that is when you are glad you dont have hills because your legs feel like garbage. Like mine. Today
Wylde06 is offline  
Old 07-14-16, 12:22 AM
  #5468  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 4,449
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by mollusk
My training status: No longer a racer. Now riding for fun.

I really miss being fast, but I don't miss the pain and suffering to be there. And being old with health concerns make it very unlikely I will ever be race fit again. I am relegated to Fred status.
not fred...."racer emeritus".
tetonrider is offline  
Old 07-14-16, 06:49 AM
  #5469  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Boston
Posts: 2,201

Bikes: 2017 Raleigh RX 1.0, 2018 Specialized Allez

Liked 634 Times in 338 Posts
went out for an early group ride, which I rarely ever do, but better half starts work later in summer so I had my chance today. 1.5hrs, 115tss (NP 226 IF 0.89), I hit the hills hard (for me, slow compared to others). wish I could do it more, always appreciate how stronger riders push me to work harder
hubcyclist is offline  
Old 07-14-16, 07:29 AM
  #5470  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 23
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by hubcyclist
went out for an early group ride, which I rarely ever do, but better half starts work later in summer so I had my chance today. 1.5hrs, 115tss (NP 226 IF 0.89), I hit the hills hard (for me, slow compared to others). wish I could do it more, always appreciate how stronger riders push me to work harder
Which group/ride if you don't mind my asking? I'm constantly on the lookout for fast group rides before work. I have rides to do on Tues and Wed, but don't know about any good ones on Thursday morning. Thanks!
SysteX is offline  
Old 07-14-16, 07:32 AM
  #5471  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Boston
Posts: 2,201

Bikes: 2017 Raleigh RX 1.0, 2018 Specialized Allez

Liked 634 Times in 338 Posts
Originally Posted by SysteX
Which group/ride if you don't mind my asking? I'm constantly on the lookout for fast group rides before work. I have rides to do on Tues and Wed, but don't know about any good ones on Thursday morning. Thanks!
This ride is out of Winchester https://groups.google.com/forum/#!fo...hester-rippers
hubcyclist is offline  
Old 07-14-16, 07:35 AM
  #5472  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 23
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by hubcyclist
Thanks! That's halfway to work for me, so I might add that one to my repertoire.
SysteX is offline  
Old 07-14-16, 07:48 AM
  #5473  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Boston
Posts: 2,201

Bikes: 2017 Raleigh RX 1.0, 2018 Specialized Allez

Liked 634 Times in 338 Posts
Originally Posted by SysteX
Thanks! That's halfway to work for me, so I might add that one to my repertoire.
Yeah, it's a good group that draws folks from around the area, definitely some strong riders.

I actually isolated to the time when I was actively riding with the group, I had a NP of 241 and IF of 0.94 and I was among the slower ones, so it's a good butt kicking
hubcyclist is offline  
Old 07-14-16, 07:56 AM
  #5474  
Senior Member
 
mike868y's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 9,284
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
this week has been all about tapering and resting for the 10 day smash fest that is going to be intelligentsia. feeling pretty decent. the first day (tomorrow) is a very very strong p123 field so my expectations are...minimal. the rest of the series are just 2/3 races so should be a good mix of hard and fun. the courses all look really awesome.

Originally Posted by SysteX
Which group/ride if you don't mind my asking? I'm constantly on the lookout for fast group rides before work. I have rides to do on Tues and Wed, but don't know about any good ones on Thursday morning. Thanks!
RSC does some morning rides too. I think wednesday is the hard one.
mike868y is offline  
Old 07-14-16, 08:07 AM
  #5475  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 23
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by mike868y
RSC does some morning rides too. I think wednesday is the hard one.
Yeah, I already do the Monsters Bullet Train on Tuesday and the RSC WMW on Wednesday. Both are good, challenging, rides.
SysteX is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

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

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