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2 weeks until I leave to visit the family for the Holidays - What should I do?

Old 12-01-11, 01:02 PM
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2 weeks until I leave to visit the family for the Holidays - What should I do?

Was considering starting a threshold improvement program(TrainingPeaks pre-packaged program), but feel it would be wasted time to begin a plan for 2 weeks, then be away from my bike for 2 weeks.

Now I'm considering doing longer, more SST rides and waiting till I get back.

What do you guys think? Last season I completed 3 TCTP programs with great results, but realized my ability to maintain a high, steady output was weak, and I need to address that. Did score two victories in crits, although I attribute most of it to strategy more than power.

Thanks for any feedback.
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2 weeks until I leave to visit the family for the Holidays - What should I do?
calm down.
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he is right take a chill pill!
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I think the correct answer is "shop."
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vino.

like as in wine.
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im in the same boat. my training plan starts while i'm away and once i get back that week, i even have a FTP test planned for that saturday. at this point, i've just been riding along aimlessly (and enjoying it) having come off a full CX schedule.
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Practice your hugging and be ready to enjoy the season.
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pros fret less about this crap.
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take your bike. jog. do calisthenics. go to the gym. take a spin class. borrow a bike. eat and drink and have fun. all of the above. none of the above.
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Shift your plan out a month and try and stay fit.
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As said many times above, don't worry about it. Nothing wrong with starting the vacation in need of some recovery, if you have the time for some volume, but not needed either.
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
non-newbs fret less about this crap.
corrected.
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As said many times above, don't worry about it. Nothing wrong with starting the vacation in need of some recovery, if you have the time for some volume, but not needed either.
Just noticed the new pic, nice!!
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Just noticed the new pic, nice!!
Thanks, my bro-in-law (BF:houston_biker) shot that with his new camera at the Tour de Gruene this year. Full resolution highlights a 2" clear snot-hanger on my nose (suffer factor 100%).
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