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Old 08-06-15, 11:39 AM
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I usually keep my cadence around 90, but I did a 1 minute interval up a steep hill this morning and kept my cadence up around 105 to 110. I liked it - guess that's why Chris Froome climbs like that.
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Old 08-06-15, 12:01 PM
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3hrs with 35-45min of sweetspot in random chunks.
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Old 08-06-15, 02:51 PM
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CAt 4/5, caught behind crash, jump on 3/4 for 5 laps, flat. Total 20 miles
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Old 08-06-15, 04:17 PM
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That's awesome. The same thing happened to me with my sprint a couple of weeks ago, I cracked a number I had been going for since I first got a power meter and the feeling was like winning a race.
I'd been 3W off a nice round number for a few months and smashed it by 40W recently. Unfortunately that doesn't seem to translate into sprint finish wins.
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Old 08-06-15, 07:18 PM
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1x46min interval on the TT bike. power was alright. By far the longest interval I've done on that rig and it was good. I need to control my breathing more and figure out a way to keep my focus. Adderall is banned, right?
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Old 08-06-15, 09:01 PM
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Crit Practice, did better than I thought. Earlier in the week, I was expecting to call it a season. I just may have something left in these legs. Time to throw out the depressing, self loath868y paragraph I wrote and start drinking raw eggs in the morning and chasing chickens.
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Old 08-06-15, 10:08 PM
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Yesterday was a day off the bike. Today, I rode 62 miles at a decent clip on a route that took me through a northeast section of Rhode Island.

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Crit Practice, did better than I thought. Earlier in the week, I was expecting to call it a season. I just may have something left in these legs. Time to throw out the depressing, self loath868y paragraph I wrote and start drinking raw eggs in the morning and chasing chickens.
There ya go!!
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Old 08-07-15, 12:12 AM
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A few hours today, commuting and morning group ride. Bridged to the 4 man break with one other, but he and a break guy played chicken and drifted off the back. Caught a few minutes from the line, but felt strong today. 3rd personal best on the KOM climb, and felt the pace was pretty manageable until the final 1' attack. 3rd to the top, a couple seconds back.
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Old 08-07-15, 07:52 AM
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recovery commute on the fixed gear
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Old 08-07-15, 08:40 AM
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Old 08-07-15, 08:48 AM
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Back into intensity training. Cyclocross is coming. VO2/Threshold criss-cross intervals last night. Had 4x8' planned, really ran out of steam 3/4 way through the third, did the 4th with a total NP at low threshold. I guess my fitness has declined a bit after a month of not training much (huh...). My targets were based on my early July numbers. That is, unrealistic. It'll come back, though.
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Old 08-07-15, 09:37 AM
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First morning commute on CX bike (with road tires). Tried out SPD Pedals for the first time, which seem to be okay. Not sure how they'll do if I race cross though.
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Old 08-07-15, 09:50 AM
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Spd are fine for cross
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Old 08-07-15, 10:26 AM
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Spd are fine for cross
The choice of the Euro Pro. Yeah, they're fine. Hard to beat the value of the XT pedals.
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Old 08-07-15, 12:20 PM
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53 miles, 173 TSS. I had some allergy symptoms last night that kind of left me feeling a little drained today, tried to keep it <200w and firmly in z2 territory as much as I could,
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Old 08-07-15, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin View Post
That's awesome. The same thing happened to me with my sprint a couple of weeks ago, I cracked a number I had been going for since I first got a power meter and the feeling was like winning a race.
My sprint numbers have improved substantially. At this rate, I'll soon be merely horrible, instead of absolutely abysmal.
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Old 08-07-15, 12:23 PM
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I imagine the profile of brain chemicals resulting from each are exactly the same thing. Pride, elation, relief...
Yep. The adrenaline dump is identical. Honestly, I'm far more apprehensive before a max interval than I am before any race.
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Old 08-07-15, 12:36 PM
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Ah, the training hero mentality.
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Spd are fine for cross
Yup.
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Got off my ass and rode for 3hrs before work

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18hrs, 232w average at 7,600-11,000ft+ this week.* Shattered.

*On the road bike. Also rode the MTB for 4hrs.
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Originally Posted by Hls2k6 View Post
Yep. The adrenaline dump is identical. Honestly, I'm far more apprehensive before a max interval than I am before any race.
I don't know if apprehensive is the word I would use, but I definitely have more "do I really want to do this" feeling before a 20min hillclimb or something when I'm solo. I guess that's apprehension, but not in a fear way, in a "this is going to hurt" way.
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Old 08-07-15, 04:01 PM
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Apprehension is absolutely what I feel. Honestly, it's indistinguishable from a morning of being wheeled in on a gurney for surgery. I don't get that way before hard workouts generally or races at all.
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