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Old 11-30-08, 08:34 PM
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Who else starts training on Dec 1?

6 am my alarm is going off.

I pray... no I plan... no, I WILL hit the off button, swing my legs out into the cold air, strap on the running shoes and go for the morning 20 + calisthenics.

My 2009 season begins. Goodbye and farewell 2008... you were a good year and thanks for the memories. And the floor pump.
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Old 11-30-08, 09:00 PM
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I start serious training dec 1. But I have been getting up at 5am to make the tue/thur group ride through my "off season". Now I'll be getting up early so I can do intervals before the ride.
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Old 11-30-08, 09:04 PM
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Thats the day for me too. According to my coach: "the alarm clock rings. The games are over. The fun is done. It is time to work."
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Old 11-30-08, 09:13 PM
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What, you guys actually stop training? How very odd.
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Old 11-30-08, 10:23 PM
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I did some "pre" preseason training already... gonna hit it hard tomorrow though... then really step it up after the first of the year.
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Old 11-30-08, 10:40 PM
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Rest week for me. Just finished base 2, after my rest week I begin build 1. Still lots of base riding to do.


edit: now that I have my schedule for the month I see its base 3.

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Old 11-30-08, 10:50 PM
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been doing my weight training slash 2x15 (because im working up to 2x20) for a little month. dec 1 is when i start the official drop weight to raise w/kg diet. its also the first day i can buy my 09 usac race license, which i will keep dutifully taped on the wall in front of my rollers.
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Old 12-01-08, 06:38 AM
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I start training December 1...and every other day. If you mean for the '09 season? Well sure, but I might warn you that I have had 3 months of base building prior to december 1. I love it when I see you guys playing catch up. :-)
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Old 12-01-08, 07:23 AM
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November has definitely been a transition month for me (getting a trainer, daylight savings change, group rides moving to 'winter pace'. I guess I could declare today the first official day of '09 training. It's always hard for me to wrap my brain around the early build phases you CA guys do.

Dr.W, for someone who FTP is priority 1, what kind of base have you been doing, SST?
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Old 12-01-08, 07:31 AM
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I started October 26th
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Old 12-01-08, 07:32 AM
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Just finished my second base block. Rest week with mainly gym time and 3 easy days on the TT bike...... ramp test Saturday.
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Old 12-01-08, 07:52 AM
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I started my base back in November...
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I also started back in November, I start my second block of training today though...
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Old 12-01-08, 09:07 AM
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my 2008 season hasnt even finished yet!
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Originally Posted by Lithuania View Post
my 2008 season hasnt even finished yet!
Your road bike racing season has... i think...
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Even though im right beside you (training) im really two months ahead of you
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Old 12-01-08, 09:34 AM
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Due to a set back because of health reasons I'm essentially starting today. It has delayed the start of my season by two weeks, so instead of my first race being the middle of Jan it is now the beginning of Feb. This could all change though depending on how fast I get my fitness back.
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Old 12-01-08, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Lithuania View Post
my 2008 season hasnt even finished yet!
+1 - still have a race on Sunday.

Not really planning on taking time off though....just a few transition weeks. Base starts in Jan.
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Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
Your road bike racing season has... i think...
its not like road and cross training is that much different
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Originally Posted by Lithuania View Post
its not like road and cross training is that much different
i'll admit, i wouldn't (and don't) know
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started a few weeks ago. Another 3 week block starts today though, so I can take time off again near the holidays since I won't have my bike with me anyway.
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Old 12-01-08, 10:08 AM
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I am looking forward to a december PR in mileage, and taking 3 weeks off the bike eating big macs
once I hit the magic number. which is happening quick 'cuz I am stepping up this week.

training in Jan
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Old 12-01-08, 10:10 AM
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I'll be ramping it up slowly. Then come January and I'll start kicking my butt into gear. Right now, however, I want to enjoy the bike and some time off.
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Old 12-01-08, 10:13 AM
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Still working on base, I dont even use my HR or Cadence meter yet, just putting in miles. I'll probably start on the 15th, my base levels are pretty good right now (for me at least).
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I had a nice build going and got that 3 week chest cold and fever crap that's been going around. I've been in bed every night at 800pm for 3 weeks. I'm "starting" back up tonight with 1 hour of SST as I'm feeling about 85%. We'll see how that goes. My racing won't start until May, so I've got a little while.
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