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faster today, not sure why but I like it

Old 04-14-12, 04:16 PM
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faster today, not sure why but I like it

at the 1/2 way point
16.5 miles
38.7 max
17.3 avrg
57 minutes

Stats after the 2nd 1/2 always have a slower avrg speed must be the hills; downtown Concord and waiting to cross route 2

28.5 miles
max never exceeded 1st 1/2 of 38.7 watch out 40 I'm on your tail
avrg dipped down to 15.9
1hr 47 min

just my 4th ride of the season so maybe I'm getting better quickly but will plateau soon. longer stem got me down lower. got a good pump in so maybe my tires were a couple pounds harder. warmer today maybe 60 degrees. getting stronger? certainly learning the bike better.
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Old 04-14-12, 06:37 PM
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Properly fueled maybe?

I had a kick ass ride a few rides back. I know it had to do with all the food I took in before my ride.
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Must've ate a bowl of HTFU this morning
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lol never underestimate the value of properly timed HTFU.

6 days of recovery too hahaha
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It's all about the rest! #1 problem with all training - the mindset that longer and max effort is always the key to improvement when actually not proportionally related in any way. So HTFU and take a couple of days off or just ride to Dairy Queem.
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was going 35 myself with a decent headwind today. Hit 45 on the flats with a tailwind. Not bad.
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45 on the flats? nah, can't be.

I only reached my max by pedaling like crazy down a hill chasing a motorcycle.
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You're slower for the second half because you're more fatigued. Happens to everyone if you're trying hard enough. You can only produce so much power for so long.
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law of diminishing returns

the harder you try the less likely you'll be able to continue.

The tendency for a continuing application of effort or skill toward a particular project or goal to decline in effectiveness after a certain level of result has been achieved.

How the Law of Diminishing Returns Works with Communication
The more you talk, the less people listen. The more noise you make, the more it sounds like a drone. This is an economic principle, and it applies to communication, too. The paradox of attention is this: the more you try to get, the less attentive your audience becomes.
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Combination of cooler weather, sleep, fueling and mental factors is what made you "faster" today. I get this sensation, every time I add a new component on my bike...
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Originally Posted by Dilberto
Combination of cooler weather, sleep, fueling and mental factors is what made you "faster" today. I get this sensation, every time I add a new component on my bike...
+1 I was never so fast as my first ride on my Zipp 101s...needed to prove the "value" to myself...
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yup

thought for sure I could find a law or principle of motivation to explain that but alas have not (yet)

https://www.i2i-align.com/2010/01/the...otivation.html

https://www.motivation-tools.com/elem...even_rules.htm

https://thekeywordacademy.com/6-principles-of-motivation

https://navyadministration.tpub.com/134t/css/134t_26.htm
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