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Old 03-24-24, 07:35 PM
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47 today after 13.25 in my first crit last night. Set a new FTP last night that is 16 watts higher than before. Almost to that 3w/kg magic number now.
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54 miles with 1,500’ and 17 PRs that I really wasn’t trying for. Maybe that’s the key. This was a Z2 ride and kept the HR and power right where I wanted it. Garmin says I should take 72 hours off! WTF!?
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Originally Posted by 808HIcycler
47 today after 13.25 in my first crit last night. Set a new FTP last night that is 16 watts higher than before. Almost to that 3w/kg magic number now.
Way to crush it.
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Originally Posted by Sierra_rider
23 miles and 1800' of slick/muddy XC racing today. I've been having mixed results lately, so I was glad to come out of this one with a win in <39 expert class. 3 lap race, I set a heater of a lap on the first lap. Second lap, I dropped back to 2nd and then had a minor spill. Regrouped and caught back up the leader by the last lap. Did some wheel sucking, got my heart rate back down and then threw in a big attack about 5 minutes from the finish. I did my best 20 second power for the season (820watts) establishing the gap and then averaged close to 400 watts for the final 5 minutes...good enough to win by several seconds.

Some other notable stats...I averaged a HR of 173bpm for over 1.5 hours and did a normalized power of 300 watts. Peak power was 1300. Power and HR were definitely on the higher end of what I've been doing lately in races.
Doesn’t sound like your recent illness slowed you down much - maybe HR? Way to crush your class.
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Originally Posted by rsbob
54 miles with 1,500’ and 17 PRs that I really wasn’t trying for. Maybe that’s the key. This was a Z2 ride and kept the HR and power right where I wanted it. Garmin says I should take 72 hours off! WTF!?
I don't totally ignore Garmin, but yeah...sometimes some of the suggestions are a bit off. Right now Garmin Connect is freaking out about my training progress...it doesn't like that I took a week off because of illness, then had another light week of easy activity, but then rebounded with 15 hours of activity this week. I guess it thinks I'm over-training with those 15 hours, even though I was doing that much volume before I got sick.

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Doesn’t sound like your recent illness slowed you down much - maybe HR? Way to crush your class.
I'm pretty much back to normal...HR is no longer elevated compared to power, and my power is back. My overnight HR variability finally came back to normal levels, it had been suppressed quite a bit during the illness.

This is the highest average HR I've seen during a race this year, but I chock that up to just being on the gas more this race. This particular series, I've had a bad habit of just "settling" for whatever place I shake in after the mid-point of the race. Sounds corny, but I was yelling at myself to "close the gap" whenever I'd let a gap open today. Luckily no one else could hear me, or they'd think I was completely off my rocker. It helps that I wasn't doing a double-header of racing this week, last time I did a 90 mile gravel race the day before the XC race.
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Since I live in flatlands, did some Zwift training to prep for a trip to the Alps.

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28 miles is my best
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Originally Posted by CarlosCrosby
28 miles is my best
Your best for now. I'm sure you will exceed that distance pretty soon. Just keep at it!
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21-spot. 62 degrees.

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Back to the indoor workday grind...between 2 Rouvy routes, roughly 24 miles and 1600' of fake climbing. It's looking like a week of crappy weather, so probably a lot more indoor riding this week.
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More indoorsy stuff...20 miles and 2400' of virtual Slovakia.
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15-spot that included a stop at the ole lbb to true the front wheel and hit a new burger place. will hit (both) again at some point.
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Another ride out to the Arakawa river. The ride getting to the river across metro Tokyo was tedious due to the weekday traffic congestion. But being on a bike I made good time, had I driven my car to the same place, it woudl have taken another 20 minutes or so.

The river trail was nice and quiet, and I had a nice tailwind pushing me toward Tokyo Bay. The countless sports fields were quiet, right now Japaneses kids are enjoying their last few days of spring break before the new school year starts on Wednesday. They’d rather stay home and play games than play sports, they’ll get enough sports when school starts.

There were lots of old people and daycare kids. It was a beautiful, sunny, and warm day for a change, and I can finally put away my winter gear.

I crossed the river before getting to Tokyo Bay to ride through Kasairinkai park, famous for its ferris wheel and aquarium. Then it was lunch at McDonald’s, and a 25km ride through traffic to get home.
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2 hours riding 30 virtual with 1300’ zone 3. Thanks Sierra for the tip on how to set up custom workouts in ZWIFT - worked great.
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Our local Wednesday night XC MTB series had its first round tonight. It was far from a technical course, so mostly was about who could put out the most power. I drilled it with some pros on the first lap and gapped the guys in my class. Once I was comfortable with my lead, I let the pros go and maintained to the finish.

6 miles of warm up laps. The race itself was 12 miles, only about 1050' of climbing, and 45 minutes of rolling time. Average power of 270 watts and a normalized of 310.
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2 rides today...I took my main road bike out, made it a couple miles down the hill and the front shifter took a dump on me. I did new shift cables a couple months ago and it doesn't feel like a snapped cable, so I'm suspecting something more sinister. I'll probably take it apart tonight to inspect...not too surprised if it is worn-out, as I've replaced all the components at some point except the brifters and brake calipers(Ultegra 8000 mech.) It's a stupid reason to want a new bike, but this as just added to the jonesin' I've been having towards a new bike.

I took my back-up bike/weight weenie bike out for ride 2 of the day. That I did without incident and ended up setting a bunch of climbing PRs along the route. One of them was on a rather shallow 18 mile climb. I'll never be in the top 10 on that particular climb, as all the top times were from when the Tour of California rolled through and they established a large breakaway on it.

Anyway, ride one: 4 miles, 400' climbing
ride two: 47 miles, 4700' climbing.
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I rode my 1999 trek slr 6700 MTB to the neighboring town which is 2km far from me, the bike is extremely responsive and fast. I went to the train station for buying my monthly train ticket, going back and forth was just done in 20 min.
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Took 10 days off the bike as I tweaked my knee after my dog took me out when he decided to go say hello to the geese in our neighborhood. I really need to register him to chase geese off of golf courses and neighborhoods, only he likes to jump into the water being the water dog that he is.

Got in 49 fake miles and 2700 ft.
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Originally Posted by Sierra_rider
2 rides today...I took my main road bike out, made it a couple miles down the hill and the front shifter took a dump on me. I did new shift cables a couple months ago and it doesn't feel like a snapped cable, so I'm suspecting something more sinister. I'll probably take it apart tonight to inspect...not too surprised if it is worn-out, as I've replaced all the components at some point except the brifters and brake calipers(Ultegra 8000 mech.) It's a stupid reason to want a new bike, but this as just added to the jonesin' I've been having towards a new bike.

I took my back-up bike/weight weenie bike out for ride 2 of the day. That I did without incident and ended up setting a bunch of climbing PRs along the route. One of them was on a rather shallow 18 mile climb. I'll never be in the top 10 on that particular climb, as all the top times were from when the Tour of California rolled through and they established a large breakaway on it.

Anyway, ride one: 4 miles, 400' climbing
ride two: 47 miles, 4700' climbing.
Just goes to show that every broken shifter has a silver lining made of PRs (and maybe a new ride!)
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Just goes to show that every broken shifter has a silver lining made of PRs (and maybe a new ride!)
The shifter ended up being a minor repair, I fixed it, but had to take the cable out in the process. I've got the cables back in the frame, but didn't get the derailleurs dialed in before going out to dinner with some family tonight(I was feeling lazy today.) As far as the new ride...there will be some big developments next week lol.

The crappy weather was back today, a snow/rain mix...so some indoor riding on Rouvy. Did a Lake Tahoe route as well as Prague. I had my gravel bike on the trainer for the first time, I managed to spin out the low-gravel gearing on a virtual descent. Anyway, a total of around 31 miles and only 2100' of fake climbing.
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went three times again to my bike tech in the neighboring town at 2km, first time was for repairing the lights of the giant , adding reflectors and bell. Second time was for a general check up of my trek 6700 SLR and third time for a general check up of my trek 6500 SLR. Everything was done quickly and for each travel it was fast nearly 20 min back and forth
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Originally Posted by Sierra_rider
The shifter ended up being a minor repair, I fixed it, but had to take the cable out in the process. I've got the cables back in the frame, but didn't get the derailleurs dialed in before going out to dinner with some family tonight(I was feeling lazy today.) As far as the new ride...there will be some big developments next week lol.

The crappy weather was back today, a snow/rain mix...so some indoor riding on Rouvy. Did a Lake Tahoe route as well as Prague. I had my gravel bike on the trainer for the first time, I managed to spin out the low-gravel gearing on a virtual descent. Anyway, a total of around 31 miles and only 2100' of fake climbing.
Nice power output on Lake Tahoe.
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Originally Posted by georges1
went three times again to my bike tech in the neighboring town at 2km, first time was for repairing the lights of the giant , adding reflectors and bell. Second time was for a general check up of my trek 6700 SLR and third time for a general check up of my trek 6500 SLR. Everything was done quickly and for each travel it was fast nearly 20 min back and forth
You are lucky you can just pop-in. Around here, all repairs, no matter how minor, require an appointment and then a two week wait to get in.
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Nice power output on Lake Tahoe.
Thanks. I've been transitioning to a more "pyramidal" approach to my training recently. Still heavy in low intensity minutes, but I'll dip into tempo at certain points of the ride...that was my aim with Tahoe at least.

A side note, my idea of pyramidal isn't the same as sweet spot. I'd say that pyramidal still skews heavily towards low intensity work.
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You are lucky you can just pop-in. Around here, all repairs, no matter how minor, require an appointment and then a two week wait to get in.
I know . The bike mechanic knows me for over 15 years and assembled several of my mountain Bikes and upgraded my hybrid and my favorite road bike, I have even given him back then valuable spare parts, a bike that he gave to a customer and one of my frames that he will repair and build as his own project as I don't have space anymore for road bike projects. For a complete assembly of a bike project, the deadline is two weeks and then he calls me.
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