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Old 08-07-15, 04:20 PM
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2x20' with 105% kicker in the last 2'. That's the killer.
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45 minutes of mellow hill climbing in Littleton/Harvard with some standing efforts here and there.
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Old 08-08-15, 09:27 AM
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super duper easy 70 mile social ride to Ipswich (a town on the north shore of MA), avg 150w, 127bpm HR. Unfortunately a little shop that makes their scones in house was closed today, we settled for dunkin
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Raised bars a couple of spacers (similar to TT position at catskills without clip ons) 2 days ago, it feels more natural and I want to say it's slightly faster? but that could just be because any time you make a change you want to think it's for the better. Elbows have a bit more bend to them and it feels like I'm supporting the position with my upper back instead of my triceps which probably means I'm in the sweet spot as far as cockpit position goes.

Today is openers. Legs feel a bit tired but I think that's related to a lot of travel this week and subpar sleep immediately after last weekend's stage race. We see how tomorrow goes.
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Old 08-08-15, 02:47 PM
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I did 20 minutes on zwift this morning. It was pathetic, but ill keep doing it and get stronger.
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Old 08-08-15, 03:25 PM
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openers for me today as well. feeling pretty good.

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Raised bars a couple of spacers (similar to TT position at catskills without clip ons) 2 days ago, it feels more natural and I want to say it's slightly faster? but that could just be because any time you make a change you want to think it's for the better. Elbows have a bit more bend to them and it feels like I'm supporting the position with my upper back instead of my triceps which probably means I'm in the sweet spot as far as cockpit position goes.

Today is openers. Legs feel a bit tired but I think that's related to a lot of travel this week and subpar sleep immediately after last weekend's stage race. We see how tomorrow goes.
i've felt a lot better on my road bike since raise the bars a bit.
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Old 08-08-15, 03:59 PM
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3 hours, 1 at tempo++ since I've essentially put my legs in GenPop and had all the inmates have their way, things should improve next week.

Skipped the hammerfest because quite frankly, having to wake up at 5am M-F I just wanted a day to sleep in....(still woke up at 7).

Down 10?? pounds since I started commuting by bike. Not sure if I can count my heaviest moment 3 weeks ago and my lightest this week, but its 10....a solid 6 regardless.
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Old 08-08-15, 07:36 PM
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3 laps of the Winters RR course this morning. 303tss. Pretty knackered.
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40 minutes on Zwift this morning. Mostly chill.
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Legs are coming around, PR'ed up Oak Glen; 40 watts less than my best effort but did a good job of taking pulls and sitting in.
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Z1 spinning on the trainer for 25m.. better then nothing.
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Legs are coming around, PR'ed up Oak Glen; 40 watts less than my best effort but did a good job of taking pulls and sitting in.
PR at lower watts? Definite win!
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He said he lost 10lb.
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VO2 intervals and some anaerobic efforts. Hit 1000+ watts for 30+ seconds. Made my legs literally tingle (in an unpleasant way).
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Took me a few days to figure it out, but I think I've been a bit sick the last week or so. Explains a lot. Felt better today.

Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin View Post
Raised bars a couple of spacers (similar to TT position at catskills without clip ons) 2 days ago, it feels more natural and I want to say it's slightly faster? but that could just be because any time you make a change you want to think it's for the better. Elbows have a bit more bend to them and it feels like I'm supporting the position with my upper back instead of my triceps which probably means I'm in the sweet spot as far as cockpit position goes.
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i've felt a lot better on my road bike since raise the bars a bit.
Heh. Funny story. I slammed my bars about 3 months ago. Only 5mm or so, and I swapped out to compact bars with shallower drop. I had been really hating the sensation of going from drops to hoods in a race, it felt like I was throwing out a parachute. Now I'm lower on the hoods, able to get just as low on the drops if need be, and happier overall.
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beginning of a three week block targeting one thing and one thing only - GMSR. starting things off right with...an easy recovery day.
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Good luck @mike868y

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30 miles of easy spinning for recovery. I must be getting faster, or my technique is improving, or something, because my pace was decent.
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My sister beat me at arm wrestling.
Is your last name Rousey?
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Originally Posted by Duke of Kent View Post
18hrs, 232w average at 7,600-11,000ft+ this week.* Shattered.

*On the road bike. Also rode the MTB for 4hrs.
Ok, it's been 2-3 days; time to do it again!
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Is your last name Rousey?
lol. There is photo proof. My arm is like 25% as large as hers.
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2x25 sweet spot on zwift. got the specialized toupe comp gel, seeing if it's any more comfortable than the fizik antares
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got 52 minutes on zwift. My power curve is laughable. I now have 1:55 riding for the week. Biggest week in 2 years. Gonna keep on plugging through. Racing in 5 weeks.
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Originally Posted by johnybutts View Post
got 52 minutes on zwift. My power curve is laughable. I now have 1:55 riding for the week. Biggest week in 2 years. Gonna keep on plugging through. Racing in 5 weeks.
If I recall a pattern that you've followed a few times in the past, you'll likely win, or at least top 5 in, the race.
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Wooo rest week.
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