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Old 01-29-11, 07:53 PM
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Do a real test
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Old 01-29-11, 08:18 PM
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I did! I think I was probably not fresh enough.
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Old 01-29-11, 09:23 PM
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48 mins with IF of 1.14. That was a fun ride, but way too short.
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Old 01-29-11, 09:53 PM
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I arrived in Park City and after getting settled, I went to the gym and did some legs, core and shoulder work. I rented a pair of Blizzard 8.7 free ride skis. We are supposed to 6 inches of snow tomorrow. My deal with the rental is I can change out the skis anytime I want.
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Old 01-29-11, 10:42 PM
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I saw time stand still during my last 5 minute interval. I think I tore a hole in the time/space continum. And there's no oxygen in there.
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Old 01-30-11, 01:24 AM
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Originally Posted by wanders View Post
I saw time stand still during my last 5 minute interval. I think I tore a hole in the time/space continum. And there's no oxygen in there.
So THAT'S why my toast took so long to pop up! Warn a guy next time!
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Old 01-30-11, 06:51 AM
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Todays training ride was:

-4*C, 95km, climbed the Oude Kwaremont, Paterberg, then crashed twice on ice, breaking a shifter and banging up a knee. Then, climbed the Koppenberg sitting down, because my shifter moved around too much when I tried to stand up. Also, frozen water bottles.

For the record, the Oude Kwaremont is the toughest of the cobbled climbs. Paterberg and Koppenberg, while steep, are over super quick, and are in much better shape than the Kwaremont.

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Old 01-30-11, 07:33 AM
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HTFU.

Oh wait, you're training in Belgium.

Nvm...
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Old 01-30-11, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
I assume that means I have my FTP set too low, right?
Probably.
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Old 01-30-11, 09:44 AM
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It's sunny and dry outside for a change. Was contemplating doing my ride outdoors but it's -13C

Might tough it out for a while just to get a change of scenery but the full 2 hours I have scheduled would definitely suck.
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Old 01-30-11, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by graphs View Post
It's sunny and dry outside for a change. Was contemplating doing my ride outdoors but it's -13C

Might tough it out for a while just to get a change of scenery but the full 2 hours I have scheduled would definitely suck.
It should be noted that your -13 is only 9 for some of us. A little less sympathy there for you
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Old 01-30-11, 12:49 PM
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Well, it wasn't so bad. 1.5hrs on the beautiful, oversalted waterfront trail. Barely looked at the computer, just enjoyed not being on the trainer for a change. Water bottles and toes got frozen solid.
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Old 01-30-11, 01:27 PM
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rest day.
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Old 01-30-11, 02:17 PM
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Nice ride with a buddy of mine today and the last day of my rest week.

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Old 01-30-11, 03:20 PM
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SDBC Club race. (Training crit race) About 90ppl showed up. 1h + 5 laps. 1:10h 25.2mph avg speed. Good workout.
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Old 01-30-11, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by graphs View Post
It's sunny and dry outside for a change. Was contemplating doing my ride outdoors but it's -13C

Might tough it out for a while just to get a change of scenery but the full 2 hours I have scheduled would definitely suck.
Saw the sunshine out in Dundas too, but elected to stay on the trainer...I had an almost 3hr session planned and I knew that doing it outdoors in the cold would not be fun...I know HTFU, but then again I did sit on a trainer for almost 3hrs...
It was a painful day, finished with 45min of tempo with accelerations every 5mins...Those hurt like a bugger...
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Old 01-30-11, 04:18 PM
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2:30 with the team pre-riding a course.
180AP/260NP - 164 TSS.
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Old 01-30-11, 04:38 PM
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Rest weeks can be relaxing. Looking forward to an ez 2 hours tomorrow.
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Old 01-30-11, 05:02 PM
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I figure with my commutes to class on the fixie, I broke 10,000kj
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Old 01-30-11, 05:05 PM
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Damn son, good job.
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Old 01-30-11, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by graphs View Post
Well, it wasn't so bad. 1.5hrs on the beautiful, oversalted waterfront trail. Barely looked at the computer, just enjoyed not being on the trainer for a change. Water bottles and toes got frozen solid.
Good going! I think I am going through a strange stage. I am liking the trainer more and more for anything that is less than 3 hours. I could have ridden outside today. But, again, I feel like I am getting a better quality workout on the trainer given I only went for 2 hours. I busted it out a little bit for around 90 minutes of the ride. I was working on separating my mind from my body with respect to physical fatigue.
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Old 01-30-11, 05:12 PM
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705's pretty useless for a race if you leave it turned on overnight and the battery is dead.
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Old 01-30-11, 05:14 PM
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went outdoors for a ride did 2:20 felt strong lots of zone 1 and 3 and some Zone 3 hit my zone 4 on a few climbs just to push it a bit.

I'm a heavier rider at 205 and rode with a guy today(competed at nationals in TT) I would catch up to on climbs and then I'd soft pedal and he would seem to take off on me.... not sure if it was intentional... but I don't believe it was as he's a nice guy

then at the top I'd have to work to get back on



would I be better off just keeping the same effort and going around him ?

his acceleration on climbs was allot better than mine
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Old 01-30-11, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
705's pretty useless for a race if you leave it turned on overnight and the battery is dead.
been there too.
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Old 01-30-11, 06:16 PM
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Did a couple hours with a half-dozen guys from the club in temps a little below freezing. Due to a misunderstanding of what they meant by "bring your slow bike," I brought my 40-pound winter mountain bike with 1100-gram studded tires, fenders, pogies, lights and panniers, and everyone else had their road-racing bikes. So it was a good workout. Some of us had more training base than others, so I jumped in front and put in some worthwhile pulls when people were looking tired.
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