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Old 11-19-18, 03:46 PM
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Just noticed that it's been 10 days since I've ridden outside. On track to do about half as much time and mileage as I did November '17.
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Old 11-19-18, 09:26 PM
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Hour easy on the trainer.

Finally got the wrench I need to finish off my gravel bike build. Hoping I get a bit of time after work tomorrow to ride before I have to head to the airport to fly home. Show's how busy I've been if it takes me almost a month to build this bike I'm so excited to ride.
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Old 11-20-18, 05:35 PM
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Finally got to ride my new bike.. Just hours before I get on a plane to head home for thanksgiving. Cold, but by god, it was was pretty out and this bike is awesome.
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Old 11-20-18, 06:13 PM
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Congrats on new gravel bike. I had the chance to ride some of the Strade Bianchi in Tuscany, Italy as part of a camp. Gravel riding is hard. I did not have the right kind of tires so I did not do too much of the gravel roads. However, Tuscany looks like a gravel bikers paradise. If you get the chance, take your gravel bike and a set of regular wheels along with gravel and have a blast. Below is film clip from the pro race also called the the Hell of the South. I rode most of the paved roads they were on.

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Old 11-21-18, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
A massive change: Nations redefine the kilogram


Well, this is going to **** things up, isn't it?
nah, I just need to measure my weight in theory now.
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Old 11-23-18, 08:49 AM
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nah, I just need to measure my weight in theory now.
Are you training outside again? It looked like the air quality improved albeit due to rain.
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Old 11-23-18, 09:11 AM
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Tuesday was Fiesta with a sprinters warmup and 20 minutes of high tempo with 3x2.5' of 115% FTP VO2 efforts in the drops salted in. That was hard. Wednesday was 3x10' climbing FTP intervals 105%,105% and 108%. I felt aero and awesome on the climbs. Thursday, plyometric leg workout (box jumps) and Thanksgiving dinner.
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Old 11-23-18, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
Are you training outside again? It looked like the air quality improved albeit due to rain.


The air is better. I went to the mountains with my family for a few days to escape the terrible air. Rode outside there, but only an hour for two days, mostly trying to find my way out of the neighborhood. Never been a more confusing place to navigate. Came back Tuesday, rode for an hour in the ~140 AQI, just noodling but it was 3:30pm and getting dark, couldn't ride inside after the long drive home. Wednesday did a workout on the trainer with the garage door open and not minding the rain because I could actually breathe without burning my throat. Yesterday got outside for 90 minutes with @mattm in the clean clean air but just conversational pace so I didn't feel so bad about eating 2lbs of brussels sprouts/bacon/hazelnut thing my wife made.

Today is rain again. This is halfway through the 4th week of like 1/2 training load from usual. CTL has gone from 115 to 90, but SB is at 37, so I feel pretty good!
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Old 11-23-18, 10:24 AM
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What a difference in the air quality in the pics. Let's hope it stays that way.
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Old 11-23-18, 01:23 PM
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Knee is still borked. PT advised going to normal doctor and MRI. So frustrated right now. Went from putting out personal best numbers at the beginning of October to not being able to spin for half an hour easy on Tuesday
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Old 11-23-18, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
What a difference in the air quality in the pics. Let's hope it stays that way.




the day on the left was Monday and I rode to work. I didn't ride again after that and it was way worse. above is the moment I decided to do the white-guy thing and buy a few nights in the mountains.
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Old 11-24-18, 07:33 AM
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I think I"m going to need the brussels sprouts/bacon/hazelnut thing recipe.
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Old 11-24-18, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin View Post
Knee is still borked. PT advised going to normal doctor and MRI. So frustrated right now. Went from putting out personal best numbers at the beginning of October to not being able to spin for half an hour easy on Tuesday
I'm sorry man. I'm on the upward trend back to normal still. Luckily I was still able to ride and lift. It's my day to day that suffered more (stairs and sitting down are my triggers). I would go stir crazy with no workouts. And with ski season getting close here.. I'm sorry.

Home in Seattle for the holiday and I've been able to still go to the gym. New prs for pretty much every lift at the end of doing 3x6. I did get out do some light mtbing twice so far as well. The pnw trails are >>>>> than Utah trails.
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Old 11-24-18, 06:46 PM
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@theKillerPenguin Sorry that your knee is still a problem. Good luck with the doc.

I had a solid 2 hour tempo ride yesterday and a one hour ride as I feel today.
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Old 11-26-18, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
I think I"m going to need the brussels sprouts/bacon/hazelnut thing recipe.

she got it off some instagram food guy who we ran into at a kids play thing the day after thanksgiving! I'll ask her .
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Old 11-26-18, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
I think I"m going to need the brussels sprouts/bacon/hazelnut thing recipe.
https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/...er-recipe.html
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Old 11-27-18, 07:33 AM
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Thank you.
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Old 11-27-18, 01:16 PM
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Two days in a row of normalish riding. Got to find that groove again.
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Old 11-27-18, 01:55 PM
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Yesterday 3x8min at about 100% hour power. Not too bad.

Today, did a hellish half hour. 2 x 30sec at 600w, 4 x 1min at 400w, 3 x 30sec at 400w, 1 x 1min at 300w

For pretty much only 7 1/2 min of work and soft pedaling in between TP spat out 280w NP for the workout. I believe it.

Gotta have some nasty new surprises when the group gets back together in the spring time.
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Old 11-27-18, 03:54 PM
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Sunday 4x10' FTP climbing efforts with the last climb @108% FTP. Today, Fiesta Island 3x10' (30on/30off) and then 25 minutes of tempo.
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Old 11-27-18, 04:17 PM
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Day off yesterday, easy hr on the MTB today, my TSB is still negative and my legs still hurt! I've earned this rest week. I'm already done w block 1 and want to be swinging by the time racing starts in late January with some focus to get points.
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Old 11-27-18, 06:52 PM
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Started Base training today! A little later than planned, but it's at least happening.

Right in time for rain.
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Old 11-27-18, 07:03 PM
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Spun super easy yesterday and today. Waiting on an MRI appointment to be approved by my insurance :-
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Old 11-28-18, 12:51 PM
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Felt like getting out of the saddle. We don't have mountains, and it's lame to me doing it on the flats.

So did about 15min total out of saddle in 30min at lunch on the trainer. First set was under/over, second set all 8 min out of saddle.

On the second set of 8min did every other minute "Pantani style", on the drops out of the saddle. Just to see what it was all about.
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Old 11-28-18, 05:59 PM
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Did a Zwift race advertised as a group ride. 90 people in it, I came in 12th. I would have done better but in the last mile I was looking for the 'Going the Distance' from the Rocky Soundtrack to motivate me. That probably would have got me in the top 10 ez, but the iTunes App couldn't find it so I had to settle for the Cake song. I blame Apple...and its employees.
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