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Old 02-01-19, 12:34 PM
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2x20's yesterday. I ate Reese's Puffs Cereal for breakfast instead of my fruit and oatmeal and guess what? For the first time in months, calf cramps. Didn't complete either set but I went as long as the calves would allow.
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Old 02-01-19, 01:23 PM
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1.5 hour higher tempo endurance ride with one VO2 climb. Rain and wind tomorrow.
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Old 02-01-19, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by burnthesheep View Post
I wonder if there's a good way to tell someone you follow online that their trainer's power is wonky.

I follow a guy that's about 50 or so that is pretty strong. I'd say he could do a legit 330's to 340 for 20min.

Other day posts up a 20min jaunt at 430w. Alright Wiggins, head over to the velodrome for an hour attempt at your AG tomorrow.

If you've ridden for that many years and train enough to get to low-mid 300's, you should know when you see wonky power numbers.
wait until you hear about cat 2 connecticut sprints at 40mph up a 2% grade.
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Old 02-01-19, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
wait until you hear about cat 2 connecticut sprints at 40mph up a 2% grade.
Hey, you are overly sensitive because you cannot self propel past 30 mph on the flat. I want to believe the 40 mph up a 2% grade.
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Old 02-01-19, 02:33 PM
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Hey, you are overly sensitive pragmatic because you cannot self propel past 30 mph on the flat. I want to believe the 40 mph up a 2% grade.
I might be able to do it now. I don't know because we don't have any legitimately flat roads.
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Old 02-01-19, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
I might be able to do it now. I don't know because we don't have any legitimately flat roads.
Every time I go over 30 mph on flat roads I think of you.

Which is a lot!

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Old 02-01-19, 06:17 PM
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Random VO2 pyramid today:

3' at 120%
5' at 110%
10' at 105%
5' at 110%
3' at 120%

I had a bit of a stomach bug earlier in the week (took W off work), so I set my targets modestly as I didn't want to over extend myself mentally or physically. I hit or slightly exceeded my targets without any undue trouble so I think I should be good to smash next time it's time to ride hard next week.

My races have been cancelled so I'll be going long and steady this weekend, mostly on Sunday if the weather cooperates.
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Old 02-01-19, 09:23 PM
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1 hour ski after lifting this morning. Ski was much harder than planned
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Old 02-02-19, 07:31 PM
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Set some lifetime best powers today during a zwift race up the alpe de zwift. Was a bit unexpected since I paced pretty conservatively for the first 1/3, a bit under ftp for middle third and then held on for the last 3rd. Would've expected a steadier output would have been a higher power for the (roughly) 45 minutes, but I'll take it.

Also was within a couple of watts for 20ish minute efforts that have won me races in cat3 before. Very happy considering where I'm at in training (early) and how far off racing is still.
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Old 02-03-19, 12:01 PM
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90min outdoors today. Solid hard tempo amd some SS with a couple hits on really short hill. About same speed but more elevation than the group ride, lol.

Time to cut my teeth on a faster group.

Good week. A few workouts with success and a few without. Going to do one more week of sweetspot before getting into the 3min hiit stuff.

Overall about 150min in that zone this week, 260w.

Not nailing the threshold intervals yet. Getting there.

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Old 02-03-19, 02:32 PM
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FTP test. Career high 5.24. Not my biggest power number ever though.

I'm going to go uphill fast, but damn certain I can't do anything else.
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Old 02-03-19, 04:07 PM
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A forgettable week; spent the first 4 days recovering from the weekend prior; then this weekend both my long rides were ruined due to computer issues.

On the plus side, I'm getting stronger. If my indoor FTP is the same watt discrepancy as my outdoor I should be close to my highest numbers ever.
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Old 02-03-19, 04:12 PM
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Very impressive w/kg @gsteinb .

Today I rode for 5 hrs, mostly z2. I threw in 4x15' at 90% on Fiesta and Mt. Soledad in the first and final hours of the ride. Felt great!
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Old 02-03-19, 04:26 PM
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Thanks! I probably couldn't ride for 5 hours either.
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Old 02-03-19, 08:01 PM
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In Park CIty, UT for skiing intervals. May do some X Country.

Nice FTP test Gsteinb.
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Old 02-03-19, 08:57 PM
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@Hermes enjoy it man. Some good weather coming through this week.

I spent 5 hours skiing today. Spent a lot of time hunting powder and tree skiing. Finally getting my legs back under me this season. With my injury it's taken too long to get it back
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Old 02-04-19, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
FTP test. Career high 5.24. Not my biggest power number ever though.
Numerator going up, denominator going down, or both?

I'm currently struggling with watts going up but w/kg isn't.
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Old 02-04-19, 07:45 AM
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I'm lighter.
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Old 02-04-19, 02:21 PM
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lol, training.
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Old 02-04-19, 07:04 PM
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Only had 40 mins to ride tonight, so 10 min warmup, 8 mins 300w, 2 mins 250w, 15 mins 300w, cool down.

Side note: I really wish Zwift would do away with the New York and Richmond maps.
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Old 02-05-19, 09:12 AM
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Old 02-05-19, 10:44 AM
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Because of life, I missed the weekend race and (alternatively) the group ride I normally do on Saturday. Teammates crashed out on both. Big man upstairs looking out for me, lol.
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Old 02-05-19, 11:01 AM
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Only had 40 mins to ride tonight, so 10 min warmup, 8 mins 300w, 2 mins 250w, 15 mins 300w, cool down.

Side note: I really wish Zwift would do away with the New York and Richmond maps.
I've never been on the Richmond course. Just my timing, I guess.

My daughter has started to go to a voluntary zero period which is beginning to mess up my training schedule. For years, I did the bulk of my riding early in the morning and it's been harder to adapt to an evening schedule than I expected.
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Old 02-05-19, 11:10 AM
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Only had 40 mins to ride tonight, so 10 min warmup, 8 mins 300w, 2 mins 250w, 15 mins 300w, cool down.

Side note: I really wish Zwift would do away with the New York and Richmond maps.
They have. You can ride watopia now every single day (without using a hack).
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Old 02-05-19, 11:50 AM
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just make sure your phone and laptop are on the same wifi and use the companion app + netflix/amazon prime/hbo go like a real player
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