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Training Status??? (III)

Old 12-03-14, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Gramercy View Post
I only follow 12 people on strava and it's mostly cat 4's that I raced with and are friendly with - a few of them woke up at 5:30 and rode in the rainy, 38 degree weather. I'm clearly not as motivated as them, and I'm fine with that.
Riding before dawn is for Cat 4's and Triathletes.

Just IMO.
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Old 12-03-14, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin View Post
Riding before dawn is for Cat 4's and Triathletes.

Just IMO.
or people with normal jobs...
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Originally Posted by Gramercy View Post
I only follow 12 people on strava and it's mostly cat 4's that I raced with and are friendly with - a few of them woke up at 5:30 and rode in the rainy, 38 degree weather. I'm clearly not as motivated as them, and I'm fine with that.
Motivation will take you a long way in this sport.
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Old 12-03-14, 06:05 PM
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Woke up at 5:30 this morning to ride. It was dark, windy, and raining but at least it was 60 degrees. Didn't have much time so I just did 3 vo2 hill repeats. Endurance is looking excellent, but power is down a bit. Gotta add in this vo2 stuff more this month.
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Old 12-03-14, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by TexMac View Post
Commuting 21 miles one way with some effort after latching on a 5 man commute gang. I've realized that most commuters who don't even race are strong.
That was me before I started racing. But my short term power sucked.
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Old 12-03-14, 06:25 PM
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Got a pretty good lift in. My ass feels like ground meat though, squats are hard.
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Old 12-03-14, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by mattm View Post
Motivation will take you a long way in this sport.
to cat 1, for me.
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Old 12-03-14, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by mattm View Post
Motivation will take you a long way in anything.
fixed that for ya.
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Left work early to squeeze in a ride before it got dark.

1 hour @ ~110 rpm (avg), though I think my PT is giving high cadence readings lately. But I was spinnin' for sure!!
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin View Post
Riding before dawn is for Cat 4's and Triathletes.

Just IMO.
If you want to ride here in the summer... I am usually on the bike at 0445 and at the end of a 3 hour ride it's almost 100 degrees. I can't imagine waiting longer.

So now that it's winter, I don't have to beat the heat, but I still work for a living and like to be in the office around 9. So that means home by 8. How do I avoid pre dawn riding when sunrise is at 715?

Sorry if I missed some sarcasm in your post, it just didn't make sense to me that you can reasonably never do a pre dawn ride.

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100% sarcastic. Low hanging fruit, not a morning person, etc.
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Old 12-04-14, 12:34 AM
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Went out after dark for a 40' low threshold climb. Completely foggy and rainy at the top, but barely a sprinkle at the bottom. Beautiful views of silicon valley lights from the hill.

40 miles, 4250 ft and 160 TSS for the day
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Criss-cross threshold intervals this morning. Not looking forward to a weekend of rain and 40 degrees, unfortunately may end up inside doing long intervals
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Yesterday I rode for an hr at lunch on an mtb:

High 60s, constant drizzle/light rain, fully rigid 26" SS mtb, estimated 50tss, tons of fun. I rode on fire roads/super wide trails only, I wasn't out there trashing nice single track in the rain.

I felt like a little kid on that ride, getting all muddy and purposefully splashing through puddles. It was very enjoyable.

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bout to head out for 2 hrs of z-whatever on the road, mostly z1
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Been fighting off a nagging ear infection and a cold. Been super tired and head-achy. Took a couple days off this week to try to recover a little bit.
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Morning ride with Fudge-meister and another team mate. Wet out!

2 hours, unstructured. My coach is gonna fire me!
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Was planning to do 2x20's but instead spent 15 minutes patching a flat. The 3d in 3 rides. Combination of wet, crap filled streets and tires getting on to the end of their usable lives. Bleh.
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Woke up and rode the trainer for an hour this morning before dawn. It sucked. I'm very motivated to get in my training outside and later in the day.
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Originally Posted by bmcphx View Post
If you want to ride here in the summer... I am usually on the bike at 0445 and at the end of a 3 hour ride it's almost 100 degrees. I can't imagine waiting longer.
are you naturally an early-riser, or did you have to train yourself to be that way?

just curious--i've been a night-owl forever but wish i could become a morning person. i've never been successful at it.
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Originally Posted by tetonrider View Post
are you naturally an early-riser, or did you have to train yourself to be that way?

just curious--i've been a night-owl forever but wish i could become a morning person. i've never been successful at it.
I spent my childhood sleeping until 9-10am because I didn't go to school until high school, then I worked ten years in hotels in the second shift (2-10pm) so I slept often until noon.

When I started riding I preferred night because I didn't want to get up early, but the stronger I got the more friends I made who ride early so I started getting to the 530am rides which requires leaving home at 445 and just got used to it.

Honestly it sucks for the first ten minutes I'm up but then I like being up early. I don't have a social life as you can probably guess from my attitude around here, so going to be at 8pm doesn't bother me either.
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Originally Posted by mattm View Post
Morning ride with Fudge-meister and another team mate. Wet out!

2 hours, unstructured. My coach is gonna fire me!

My Scott, I took it into the shop for the headset. He was like "do you ride in the rain?"

Anyway, the lower bearing was seized, and seized to the fork. At the end there I could hold the bike sideways and the wheel wouldn't turn on it's own.
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3x 20's on the trainer ouch
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Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
Anyway, the lower bearing was seized, and seized to the fork
Bummer.

Does this mean that you're getting a new fork?
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