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Old 06-16-17, 10:53 AM
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It aint the size of the CTL, it's how you use it

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Old 06-16-17, 06:11 PM
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Managed to get out of the house for an extended period today. 2:40 with a 20 minute climb in the middle. 45miles; 4200 feet. Set new power bests from 5 up to 20 minutes on the climb. New FTP has finally cracked 300 Watts. Probably a bit higher since the grade of the hill lets up (even a bit downhill) after the top that brings the total climb time up over 20 minutes.

Extremely pleased with how this ride turned out. Hadn't planned for it to be a test, just a go out and enjoy the hills. But I've taken some pretty easy days recently and it amazes me what a bit of rest can do to the body.

Ended up putting in the hikes from the other day as 100 and 120 TSS respectively to attempt to estimate some of the fatigue it put in my body, but CTL is at 102, ATL at 101. Couldn't be happier about this ride.
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Old 06-17-17, 12:30 AM
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I am in a state of great dislike where lifting anything is concerned. 1:30 AM and I just walked in the door absolutely ravenous. So done, 130 miles and however many hours that encompassed for the week.
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Old 06-17-17, 12:53 PM
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I did the thing where you do heat training and I guess your body responds by increasing plasma volume and I freaked out when I got on the scale and underate like an idiot for a few days. So now I am taking an extra easy day because my coach basically pointed and laughed at me, and tomorrow I go stomp around for 6+hrs.
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Old 06-17-17, 03:55 PM
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Put in a long one today w a group ride in the middle. Hot, salty, awesome tan lines.

After an easy last week I put in a pretty solid 10 hrs this week:

M - off
T - 1.5 hrs w VO2 max hill repeats (5x)
W - 1.5 hrs w 2x20' on Fiesta
Th - 2 hrs w Fiesta Island Worlds in the middle
F - off
S - 5 hrs w SDBC
Tomorrow - off
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Old 06-17-17, 08:45 PM
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30 minutes easy on the rollers.

One of my teammates took 3rd at the state champs road race. His first year in the 3's (second year racing) and he's got more points than me .
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Old 06-18-17, 01:07 PM
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One of those days where the power seems to be there but it feels 2x as bad as usual to put it out. This week is a mulligan!
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Old 06-18-17, 06:10 PM
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actually went outside for a change, 156tss at .80 IF (the trainerroad plan would have had me at 134 tss at .82 IF). but i def feel the outdoor effort more compared to yesterday's 130tss on the trainer, possibly because i rode more over threshold than I do on the trainer (which has been zero lol). this sweet spot trainer stuff is good, but i really have to start doing a day of stuff over 100%
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Old 06-18-17, 07:24 PM
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104 miles with 100 minutes of threshold/sweet spot mixed in, 335 TSS. It was really nice riding down the coast, smashing a little 25 minute loop near half moon bay, and climbing up the hill to the ridge.

Then I made the terrible mistake of descending inland to climb Old la Honda. Hot. As Balls. Managed a weak 83% on the climb, and never recovered. Limped 2 hours home coasting half the time. By the end anything over 200 watts was causing head-pounding and damming near hyperventilating. Consumed 200 ounces of fluid and guzzled more as soon as I got home. I think I'm ready to eat by now.
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Old 06-18-17, 08:59 PM
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How to be an idiot, brought to you by me:

-start your ride when it's already 105 degrees
-exhaust yourself and don't finish your workout
-limp home with your head down from exhausting your self
-crash into the back of a parked car because you're not paying attention

Luckily I was going up hill and 10 mph. Car was fine, owners were beyond cool about it, offered me first aid and ice water. Left hamstring, right quad, and left hand are a mess. Bike is ok.
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Old 06-18-17, 09:02 PM
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How to be an idiot, brought to you by me:

-start your ride when it's already 105 degrees
-exhaust yourself and don't finish your workout
-limp home with your head down from exhausting your self
-crash into the back of a parked car because you're not paying attention

Luckily I was going up hill and 10 mph. Car was fine, owners were beyond cool about it, offered me first aid and ice water. Left hamstring, right quad, and left hand are a mess. Bike is ok.
I'm kinda surprised I didn't ride into a parked car today
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Old 06-18-17, 09:08 PM
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I'm kinda surprised I didn't ride into a parked car today
I was so fried. I saw the car when I started the climb and then I was on the bumper.
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Old 06-18-17, 09:42 PM
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I just discovered I could have easily lost 10 grams of sodium on that ride. My drinks I brought only had 1 gram. My leg just cramped for like a minute straight. I'm now eating pickles and pure salt. I'm at like 4 bottles of water, a coke, a chocolate milk, a protein shake and 3 large tacos al pastor since getting home.
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Old 06-18-17, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by hack View Post
How to be an idiot, brought to you by me:

-start your ride when it's already 105 degrees
-exhaust yourself and don't finish your workout
-limp home with your head down from exhausting your self
-crash into the back of a parked car because you're not paying attention

Luckily I was going up hill and 10 mph. Car was fine, owners were beyond cool about it, offered me first aid and ice water. Left hamstring, right quad, and left hand are a mess. Bike is ok.
I'm glad you didn't get too hurt (I hope) - bc your story is making me chuckle.
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Old 06-18-17, 11:02 PM
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Went out today with the goal of getting better tan lines, and to get used to the heat as well. And to get stronger of course.

Left with a huge ice sock under my jersey, since it was about 98f when I left. It hit 103 after a while, garmin said 110 at one point.

Angle of the sun meant my poor legs were sheltered from the rays for a good portion of the ride, which was unfortunate. At this point I need to start tan doping/going to the tanning salon to catch up with @Ygduf.

The hardest part was the 15% grade of Hicks, in the sun, when my water had turned hot. Spraying it on my back actually felt uncomfortable it was so hot..

Somehow I hit a stretch of gas stations (like four of them) in San Jose (Almaden/Camden area) then Los Gatos that didn't have ice dispensers, had to suffer all the way to Saratoga (about 3 hours in) for more ice, ugh. And even that place wanted to gouge me, $2 just to get some ice out of soda machine! I mean c'mon. For some reason I was set on only paying $1 for said ice, and had to "return" some of the ice I'd gotten to the tray of their machine since I refused to pay $2 for it. Which is all really silly given how much money I make at work, and how much my bike costs, but whatever.

Basically what this and other stories are telling you is that the heat is making us CA folks crazy!

60-something miles, 4 hours. And not enough ice.
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Old 06-18-17, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by mattm View Post
I'm glad you didn't get too hurt (I hope) - bc your story is making me chuckle.
More or less ok, will know for sure when I wake up tomorrow.

Feel bad for the homeowners. I'm sure me ringing their doorbell while soaked in sweat, bloodied, and incoherently babbling about hitting their car was totally confusing at first.
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Old 06-19-17, 06:47 AM
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More or less ok, will know for sure when I wake up tomorrow.

Feel bad for the homeowners. I'm sure me ringing their doorbell while soaked in sweat, bloodied, and incoherently babbling about hitting their car was totally confusing at first.
A buddy of mine crashed into the back of a parked school bus once. The difference was, he was hammering and just had his head down. Broken neck, shattered wrist. It was not pretty. I'm glad you are OK.
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Old 06-19-17, 09:18 AM
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Scuffed up my new shoes in the crash. Very sad about that.
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Old 06-19-17, 09:26 AM
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Yikes dude. Glad you're feeling good enough to complain about your shoes at least!
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Get well soon @hack. An older (70+?) racer died doing that in a TT a year or two ago. I believe shovelhd was the official on the scene.
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Could have been much worse. Thankful I was just slogging along up a steep pitch.
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Not sure why so many of you guys and others were out riding the heat. It's really not safe. Yesterday morning I got up early for my ride and it was 62 degrees when I left, and low 80's when I got back about 2.5 hours later. When I went back out with the wife and kid up the ridge to the redwood forest, I saw a bunch of people climbing Kings Mountain highway in the 100 degree heat.
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Old 06-19-17, 12:33 PM
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gotta train bro. dont hate!
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Not sure why so many of you guys and others were out riding the heat. It's really not safe.
I'd say trying to race in the heat without having done much training in the heat is a lot more dangerous. Gotta acclimate somehow.

But geez, some of you guys are doing the crazy miles. Makes me feel lazy!
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Not sure why so many of you guys and others were out riding the heat. It's really not safe. Yesterday morning I got up early for my ride and it was 62 degrees when I left, and low 80's when I got back about 2.5 hours later. When I went back out with the wife and kid up the ridge to the redwood forest, I saw a bunch of people climbing Kings Mountain highway in the 100 degree heat.
Just wait until we race in it!

It's always hot at the Davis 4th of July crit. And dangerous, but that would be the case even if it was held Jan 1st.
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