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Old 12-17-09, 08:53 PM
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Early-Mid Winter Test Results

So after a 3 week 'build' (lots of endurance/tempo with very little SST and above), I decided to do a test to see how I was fairing in the FTP department... Monday I hit 345 for 12', but ran out of daylight to do the full test. So this afternoon I left early and put down everything I had.

348 watts for 19:20. 162lb even. I honestly thought I got all 20', but I didn't have the interval mode on, and I really didn't feel like overshooting it (pain was unreal). Enjoy.
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Old 12-17-09, 10:39 PM
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nice. clarify what is "a lot" for you during your 3 weeks of build. how many hours? later.
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Old 12-17-09, 11:01 PM
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It's too bad you and WR won't be able to race the 3's next season. FEMA called and they need some giant sandbags to shore up a levee

Very nice.
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Old 12-17-09, 11:06 PM
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I'm not going to upgrade till after the Joe Martin. The 1-2 race is suicide. Plus I need points right now

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Old 12-18-09, 06:32 AM
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killer results, mang!!
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Sweet jeebus.
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Noooiicceeee!
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Old 12-18-09, 11:20 AM
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And to put it all in perspective:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOFDUQNI0tk
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Old 12-18-09, 11:23 AM
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It's too bad you and WR won't be able to race the 3's next season. FEMA called and they need some giant sandbags to shore up a levee

Very nice.
No kidding.

I know it's been some good weather these past two or three days, but sheesh, it's December. Nap intervals rule.
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Old 12-18-09, 11:30 AM
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procrit, where do you race? and if i'm ever there remind me not to go up against you.
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Good numbers. That is 4.49 WKG. Keep it up.
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Old 12-18-09, 02:51 PM
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Johnny, I race in your home state. =)

TXVintage, I do some really easy intervals one day a week... 20x1' at FTP w/ 30" rest between each. The rest is endurance-tempo, and one group ride.

Aham, my weekly training load is around 12 hours tops. ~9 on the bike and ~3 on the elliptical. I got in 34 hours in the last 3 weeks. After today I'll be at 7 hours, then after a century on Sunday I'll be at 11.5-12. TSS wise that's about 650 or so, including an estimated 70 TSS from each hour on the elliptical.
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Old 12-18-09, 03:21 PM
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I've decided to let my license lapse and race as a 5 next year.
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I've decided to let my license lapse and race as a 5 next year.
Me too. In the process of growing a beard and some hair. Also legally changed my name to...well, you'll find out.
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I've decided to let my license lapse and race as a 5 next year.
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Me too. In the process of growing a beard and some hair. Also legally changed my name to...well, you'll find out.
One day license and a six pack, or the previously mentioned Oklahoma idea.
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I think it'd be tough to impersonate a cat 5.
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Good numbers. That is 4.49 WKG. Keep it up.
By my calculations it's a 4.71W/Kg
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Old 12-18-09, 08:47 PM
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Very nice work. I imagine I'd test about the same power right now, but I've got 13 lbs on you!

I'm keeping an eye on you mister...
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Old 12-18-09, 10:36 PM
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where are you finding a stretch of road around here that you can go 20 minutes without a drop out?
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Old 12-19-09, 12:18 AM
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Well done!

This reminds me that I need to test sometime soon. Maybe when I get down to sea level so I can feel better about myself. I really like the free 10-15w. Except then I'll have to do it again when I get up here. Decisions, decisions.
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where are you finding a stretch of road around here that you can go 20 minutes without a drop out?
Central Expwy at midnight?

Actaully, there are some roads out my way running on the outside of Sachse where you can find the space if traffic isn't too bad.
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Nice! I wish my winter was going that well.
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I should move to Texas.
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Originally Posted by procrit View Post
I'm not going to upgrade till after the Joe Martin. The 1-2 race is suicide. Plus I need points right now
I'm probably going to be at Joe Martin. It seems like an interesting event. Maybe I will watch the 3 race now. I'll be doing the 5's.
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Old 12-19-09, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Doggus View Post
where are you finding a stretch of road around here that you can go 20 minutes without a drop out?
White Rock Lake. Running the first stop sign is no problem because it's straight through, the 2nd stop sign (downhill with a 90 degree corner) is pretty tough to do though. You have to brake very hard downhill while maintaining speed and power, all the while looking over your shoulders for cops, hang a left, keep pedaling over the speed bump, and refocus. I'll be the first to admit it's not the best place to do it, but I don't have many options...
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