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Old 11-04-19, 09:11 AM
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The lady is out of town travelling with a friend in Morocco for 10 days, so I took the opportunity to do a random pre-base big week just to prime the system for whats to come. Base 1 will start in two weeks, next week mostly easy.

This week I should end up with 16-17 hours with a 6 hour ride on Sunday (team ride) and also three of five rides on the TT bike, each with 30-60 min of SST.
839 TSS for the week. I'm tired.
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Old 11-04-19, 09:41 AM
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Rode with an old teammate yesterday. The weather was so nice that we kept extending the ride. Got a solid 4:40 of moslty Z2, but the weather, new roads, and conversation made it feel more like a hour and a half. Just a magical November day for Oregon.

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Old 11-04-19, 11:51 AM
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3hrs gravel on Saturday. No meter, just HRM. Said lots of Z2 and some SS. Despite a lower RPE I set some PR's in there on the loose leaves that have fallen. Not sure if due to CX skills from practice/races or fitness or both. But, sick of flats. Going TL on that bike at some point. Another flat. Patched the tube and kept riding with my spare tube.

Over 105% intervals at lunch today. Zwift. Since a hill happened in the middle of the first set, that set became 13min instead of 8min meaning a new official 12min PR for power there. Could have gotten it for 20, but stuck to the workout mostly. Total of 27min of work at 105% for the workout. 13, 8, 6.

Probably some Z2 on the TT bike tonight playing with fit video.
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Old 11-04-19, 09:57 PM
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Endurance riding over the weekend that included a ride through Camp Pendleton and San Onofre beach. My wife and I did team time trial on the way back and I got a new Strava 5' PR on one of the sections. I looked at the segment and low and behold the rider just below me in the standings with the same time was @Cleave. Sorry bro, we have the same time but I am on top.
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Old 11-05-19, 09:02 PM
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Today was day 1 of 2020 training. Ramp test. 10% drop in power, 10% increase in weight (but not in BF%). Long road ahead.
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Third day of this easy week, second day of riding. Legs still a bit stiff/sore, but mentally I felt great and I can feel my testosterone levels surging back up. I ended last week totally drained, esp. after Sunday's 6 hours.

Tomorrow will feature a commute on the TT bike with a detour to Fiesta for 20 min on the gentle side of SST. One ~2-3 hour ride on the weekend and that will cap it off. Next week I'll test and officially start my base training for 2020. I want to be flying by VoS (February).
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Old 11-06-19, 01:02 PM
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Today was day 1 of 2020 training. Ramp test. 10% drop in power, 10% increase in weight (but not in BF%). Long road ahead.
Knowing where you're starting is a big part of it, then the other is already having your experience on what to do about it. You'll grab it back.


So............the new TT position is a rocketship for the watts/CdA. I ditched the roadies and left while there was still daylight on the TT bike on the same route. It's in town. Lots of rollers, some steep. Some getting stuck behind slow cars losing time.

Despite all that..........24mph avg for around 30min of the ride on only 230w avg. On just the roadie wheelset and GP4000's, no TT helmet, not wearing the Bodypaint 3.3, no disc or trispoke. Probably would have been around 25 if I didn't get held up a few times for cars. Or if it was flatter.

I think this weekend I may wait for the warm part of the day and do an out-back 10 miler with the good kit on a good road and see what it gets. Has me curious. Or try for an hour of power or 40k on a good road loop. Since those are close in time for me, could just do either. If I break 40k, keep going for an hour. If I hit an hour, keep going for 40k.

Also, the "road manners" of this setup and bars is really nice. I think about where I want the bike to go, and it goes there. No more bars going out of tilt over bumps like the old clip-on junk I had. Nice and steady.

I really need to do the regional TT next year.
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Old 11-07-19, 06:57 PM
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Leg strength training last night and 1xSoledad Mountain today. It was a very nice day but a steady headwind on the climb. The climb was sort of a half baked over/under where I did the steeper sections at ftp / VO2 and the flatter sections whatever.
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Old 11-07-19, 07:58 PM
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New 1rm for dead lift in the gym last at the end of the set. Fun stuff! So happy to be in the time of the year where I can lift heavy. Todays sweet spot workout was a bit tender on the hamstrings, but I might've under assessed a little bit on Tuesday. Aerobically it was pretty easy. I'll leave my ftp alone for one or two more workouts before I potentially bump it up.
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Old 11-08-19, 01:48 PM
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Man, Zwift zones are a bit easy for their workouts. I had to bump my ftp on the workout slider by 5w then add from 10 to 20w in the sets to make it worthwhile.

Mind you, despite doing this, I could not conceivably toss out that amount for an hour. But somehow can execute the workout based on that power just fine.

Did the 2018 academy lactate clearance workout.

Wife is out of town this weekend, so once kids in bed looks like I'll have a couple nights of Zwifting to do. I'll probably just free-ride some Z2.

Any idea why the TT bike on Zwift is such a dog? I swear my real rig on my slowest kit is faster. Was going to ride that for the training stress, but it doesn't seem to rack up miles like I'd expect.
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Any idea why the TT bike on Zwift is such a dog? I swear my real rig on my slowest kit is faster. Was going to ride that for the training stress, but it doesn't seem to rack up miles like I'd expect.
No drafting effect, but the tt bikes are still the fastest bike in the game. see this link (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...gid=1812742034)

My day was pretty sweet. Rekindling a love for the road bike. Lifted this morning, went well. Got on the bike, met with some friends, chilled, rode over met some other firends, we rode together for about an hour and I rolled up to my LBS. Had a cup of coffee with a mechanic, chilled for a bit then rolled down the hill back to home. 2:56 total time, 1:15 of moving. Was a great day. Then I rock climbed this evening and headed to a concert with friends. Today was a good day.
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Old 11-10-19, 04:50 PM
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Another 10k run for the week. Legs felt real good. Tempo and then 1/2mi kickers for the 5k and 10k finishes. 10k PR, let's call it 49:59 since the kiddos slowed me up on their bikes once or twice. One of those days the legs finally just did the run thing without it feeling like a chore at all. Good temperature also. Last 3 weeks went 550, 450, 450 for TSS. Not bad at all. The run TSS inflates it, but it counts. Wonderful aerobic contribution if you're on a time budget. I try to just not up the volume so much as to detriment riding.

If my Amazon order comes in mail soon enough, Zwift TT race tomorrow. Totally didn't realize they'd DQ you for no HRM in my race class. Doh. Have a group that really wants me to join their TTT. I got the little voice app thingy now at least.
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Old 11-10-19, 10:02 PM
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Trail work to get ready for xc ski season yesterday and a 2ish hour ride yesterday with a bit of climbing. I have no fitness right now, had to ride through snow and wait for a friend up one of the climbs. Still damn near PR'ed the thing. Why does this happen to me?

Today I spent all day outside rock climbing. Not many days of that left this year. First time ever doing a multi pitch route (kinda) and my first hard trad climb. Was scared ****less on the second pitch where I was leading. It's way below my ability level but the fear factor of falling on gear is something I haven't got over. I'm sure I would've just run up the wall on sport-lead or TR, but this was tough to me. Anyways, here's a pic of me following on the first pitch. Hauling a ton of stuff up to my buddy. Climbing with 40lbs of gear around your neck is a different experience too.

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Old 11-11-19, 09:45 AM
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I haven't ridden since last weekend, and I think that's ok.

This weekend consisted of a USPSA Action Pistol match all day Saturday, and then an airsoft scenario day on Sunday. Trigger finger is tired and my legs are BEAT from running around for a cumulative 9 hours. Might be time to start incorporating running into my life, just so I can do it and walk the next day.
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Zwift TT race. I got 5 miles in forgetting I didn't make it in time to do the 10mi race, it was the 18mi race. Doh! Needless to say, that hurt.

Managed 245w AP for the race. Mixed TT position and sit up if speed was slow enough for a hill. I did honestly try to stay down the whole time.

Pacing was perfect. Then again, it's Zwift. I hope it's perfect.
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I passed 10,000 miles on the year. Its been a goal of mine for a long time. I've gotten close many times but either injury or burnout usually keep me from it.
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I passed 10,000 miles on the year. Its been a goal of mine for a long time. I've gotten close many times but either injury or burnout usually keep me from it.
Great milestone.
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I have no idea what my miles are b/c I don't track dirt or velodrome miles, but that sounds a lot, nice work FF.
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Baseline FTP test this morning, rode a conservative 295 w for 20 min at 147 lbs this morning. Same starting point as last year. If I'm able to replicate last year's fitness, I should drop a few lbs and add 20 w to that number by February.
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Was able to do the River Ride on Saturday. Again, my fitness isn't enough to do much more than to sit in, but until that time that time when I can go to (or off!) the front again, I'm working on my pack skills.

Sunday, a super mellow ride around the neighborhood with my wife.

Monday, 2.5 hours of basemiles.
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kicking myself over my CX race yesterday, was a very real possibility finish top 10 in a 40 person 4/5 field (was predicted 11th on crossresults), not sure where I finished but I know it wasn't top 10 (it was manually scored and didn't stick around to see more than the top 10). Of course there were people in the top 10 I have beaten on multiple occasions lol. Just didn't have it yesterday, I think part of it was I did zero riding the day prior and I didn't get much of a preride or warm up in.

I know NP doesn't tell the story, but my NP was only 211 (FTP 290) and I was just gassed (lots of >500w for me), did 5x10min @ 272w today (94%) and it was gentler on me!
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Some Vo2 work on Fiesta this AM. When I was finished and saved my ride on my Garmin 820, the Garmin noted that my Vo2 Max had increased 10%. I will take anything that increases on the bike EXCEPT finishing times for timed events.
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First time on the bike in 8 days last night. Saw an ex teammate on Zwift, so I rode with him while he was doing a 3x18. Saw Scottie Weiss, so I played around with him for a bit before heading back to my friend.

Also put down a leg speed sprint at the end of the ride, but didn't crank my resistance unit up high enough. I blasted straight through my cassette and ended up cadencing out. 11 seconds @ 1107W while spinning 130 rpm on rollers had to have been a sight to see
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Wanted a long one today without having to get up early and hustle a work day around it, so I took the day off and ended up with 5.5 of low z2. I had planned on more (distance and AP), but my legs hurt a bit at the beginning of the ride from my efforts over Monday/Tuesday so I decided to dial it back a little bit and focus on just time in the saddle. And I don't feel too bad for the wear!

Day off tomorrow, some SST on the TT bike on Friday and another ~4 hrs or so on Saturday will cap off the week. I'm getting treated to fancy birthday dinners on Friday and Saturday, so I'll have that to look forward to.
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On Zwift last night doing a tempo plus burst workout. Saw an apatosaurus, I think?
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