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01-12-11, 01:48 PM
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Posted By fishmel

Get them when I can, lots of weeks I can't. I...

Get them when I can, lots of weeks I can't. I just enjoy the # on the scale more when I'm dehydrated :)
01-12-11, 10:03 AM
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Posted By fishmel

@74hrs in the last 4 weeks, mainly z2 except my...

@74hrs in the last 4 weeks, mainly z2 except my Tues and Thurs workouts that include some Threshold (Tues) and light vo2 (thurs) to keep my interest/heartrate up. I took Sunday and Monday off (rare...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-10, 05:15 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 25,532
Posted By fishmel

Good Advise, and I normally don't, but there was...

Good Advise, and I normally don't, but there was another crash just up and to my right also and I was just trying to figure out who might be coming up on my left.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-10, 03:58 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 25,532
Posted By fishmel

Just trying to stay out of trouble

Just trying to stay out of trouble
07-27-10, 09:20 AM
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Views: 1,577
Posted By fishmel

Nice job at CCC!! Congrats on the upgrade

Nice job at CCC!! Congrats on the upgrade
06-14-10, 08:18 AM
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Views: 4,157
Posted By fishmel

Pack + a/day smoker (plus lots of other...

Pack + a/day smoker (plus lots of other substances) from 17-35yrs old, up to @ 185lbs at 5'9" with hagard breathing walking up stairs. Hadn't pedaled a bike except to classes back in my early 20s...
06-11-10, 01:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,590
Posted By fishmel

Thanks for the input everyone, its done. Little...

Thanks for the input everyone, its done. Little Pony just made it official, CAT 2 :D
06-11-10, 12:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,540
Posted By fishmel

I road race an SL2, CAAD 9 for crits and backup.

I road race an SL2, CAAD 9 for crits and backup.
06-10-10, 02:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,590
Posted By fishmel

Botto - part of me feels burned out too. ...

Botto - part of me feels burned out too.

SteelerHoo - Good way of putting it, makes me realize I need to re-adjust my way of thinking.

Grumpy - I couldn't hold WR's wheel in a race if he was...
06-10-10, 12:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,590
Posted By fishmel

Good advise/insight from all around, thanks for...

Good advise/insight from all around, thanks for that.
06-10-10, 11:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,590
Posted By fishmel

Kensurf/Mattm, I have the same thought. Part of...

Kensurf/Mattm, I have the same thought. Part of me wants it just so I can say to myself that I officially made it, and here's the card to prove it. Another part knows that any future individual...
06-10-10, 11:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,590
Posted By fishmel

Mandatory...

So I never actually thought 4 years ago when I started racing that I would ever be anything other than your average Cat 4 racer who was out to have fun and challenge myself against others. Somehow I...
03-25-10, 10:12 PM
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Posted By fishmel

Usually my VO2 day, ? x 3'. Raining so on the...

Usually my VO2 day, ? x 3'. Raining so on the rollers. Have been in a funk so I thought I would try a little less intensity and do SST. Tried.....Failed....Sucks
03-24-10, 09:18 PM
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Posted By fishmel

One of the nicest days weather-wise we've had...

One of the nicest days weather-wise we've had here in Oregon and all I could muster was

1:03
366 kj
12.3 TSS
14.8 miles
Ave 97 watts

I almost just stayed on the couch when I got home from...
03-24-10, 01:54 PM
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Posted By fishmel

Not well :(, I try to build, but alot of weeks...

Not well :(, I try to build, but alot of weeks it feels like I just maintain due to fatigue. I don't rest enough because my willpower to cut calories is weak, I ride when I should be resting cuz I...
03-24-10, 12:08 PM
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Posted By fishmel

Once again I have failed to learn/listen what my...

Once again I have failed to learn/listen what my body is trying to teach/tell me. I just have the hardest time figuring out what is enough recovery time for me before I can put out a good workout,...
03-22-10, 08:46 AM
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Views: 667,564
Posted By fishmel

Ze, nice job. Reading that makes wish I had your...

Ze, nice job. Reading that makes wish I had your abilities, even just for one race. May God have mercy on those who have to race you during your peak this year :D.
03-22-10, 08:15 AM
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Views: 667,564
Posted By fishmel

Way to hang in there!! That is some hard man...

Way to hang in there!! That is some hard man racing.
03-21-10, 12:31 PM
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Posted By fishmel

First really hard week with little structure for...

First really hard week with little structure for the year. All winter and up to the start of racing I was making a real effort to make intervals count and rest/easy days count. The past couple...
03-17-10, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,564
Posted By fishmel

Hard to say Hida, I have never really raced in...

Hard to say Hida, I have never really raced in Washington unless its an OBRA event.
03-17-10, 01:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,415
Posted By fishmel

+1 a whole bunch

+1 a whole bunch
03-17-10, 09:06 AM
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Views: 667,564
Posted By fishmel

Thanks for the kind words everyone. Dean/Hinda,...

Thanks for the kind words everyone. Dean/Hinda, thanks for the link (kinda;)). As I wrote to my team, that photo just proves that even complete goof can win once in a blue moon.



DrWJO, You...
03-16-10, 11:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,194
Posted By fishmel

Will do. I am usually good for dead last by the...

Will do. I am usually good for dead last by the time I get through with myself:)
03-16-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,194
Posted By fishmel

Dino, if your talking about PIR you might want to...

Dino, if your talking about PIR you might want to recount those turns :D. While it is difficult for a breakaway to succeed, I have been in a few that did, and use every race ouy there to work on...
03-16-10, 08:59 AM
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Views: 667,564
Posted By fishmel

Banana Belt #3, Cat 3, 6 laps @ 62miles total. 4...

Banana Belt #3, Cat 3, 6 laps @ 62miles total. 4 mins and 1.5 miles into the race I jumped up to 5 up the road. Soon we were 8 with pretty good team representation. By end of 1 lap we were down to...
03-11-10, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,432
Posted By fishmel

Congrates DrWJO, Although I was looking forward...

Congrates DrWJO, Although I was looking forward to BB#3 and having you pull me around in the winning Break :D

Thanks again for the sweet magnets you gave me @ Jack Frost, working like a charm.
03-04-10, 10:24 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,080
Posted By fishmel

I resemble this profile too, and agree with the...

I resemble this profile too, and agree with the need for the breakaway . I think if your 5min power is not great then you should take off solo and hope that stronger riders will bridge to you. I...
03-03-10, 04:40 PM
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Posted By fishmel

I have been trying to figure out when to start...

I have been trying to figure out when to start the ramp up in training with regards to doing more VO2 work. I felt like I started too early last year and it led to peaking before I really wanted. ...
02-23-10, 12:19 PM
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Views: 667,564
Posted By fishmel

+1 from the OBRA 3s :D

+1 from the OBRA 3s :D
02-23-10, 09:16 AM
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Posted By fishmel

I think the good Dr. needs to go back to where he...

I think the good Dr. needs to go back to where he came from ;), I raced twice this weekend too and got 4th in both - behind him :(.

Btw, thanks for the magnets Doc, they work like you said they...
07-19-09, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,583
Posted By fishmel

Will do, and thanks again. asgelle, "Which...

Will do, and thanks again.

asgelle, "Which is why good coaches never prescribe specific workouts for someone based on two paragraphs on the internet"

Good point, I know that specifics would...
07-19-09, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,583
Posted By fishmel

Correct Ides, I feel I dug a semi deep hole and...

Correct Ides, I feel I dug a semi deep hole and am looking for a way to come out in good form by Friday

My legs feel sore and tired. I may have missed the time I should have cut back on volume yet...
07-19-09, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,583
Posted By fishmel

Thanks for the clairification on the Jump, for...

Thanks for the clairification on the Jump, for some reason I always thought you guys are refering to a 30sec sprint.

Racer Ex, so your thinking is take today and tomorrow off. I think this is a...
07-19-09, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,583
Posted By fishmel

Thanks guys, its good to hear stuff like that as...

Thanks guys, its good to hear stuff like that as I have a tendanacy to go hard the first day I feel good again.

Botto, when you say "one jump thrown in", could you give an example?

Thanks
07-19-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,583
Posted By fishmel

Stage Race Taper ?s

Looking for opinions on what to do this week leading into a 3 day stage race starting next Friday. I start having alot of conflicting thoughts as I get closer to the starting day. I know I need to...
06-23-09, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By fishmel

Cat 3, 86 man field Great race, funky weather. ...

Cat 3, 86 man field
Great race, funky weather.
Stage 1 @ 71 miles/@ 5-6,000' climbing. Dang fast race, avg 25.2mph for the stage. Huge down pour @ 25 miles in, didn't slow anything down. I...
04-22-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 380,808
Posted By fishmel

Well this weekends stage race I was training for...

Well this weekends stage race I was training for was cancelled and I am bummed. Feeling a little lost with what to do as the next set of good road races doesn't start until the weekend of 5/16. I...
04-21-09, 01:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,909
Posted By fishmel

Train on niobium 30s w/PT, and on Open Pro w/Pt,...

Train on niobium 30s w/PT, and on Open Pro w/Pt, Race on 404 tubs w/PT.
04-20-09, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 380,808
Posted By fishmel

Yes it will, we're suppose to find out tomorrow...

Yes it will, we're suppose to find out tomorrow if it's go/no go.
04-20-09, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 380,808
Posted By fishmel

So tired. Super hard 4 1/2hr Threshold/Vo2...

So tired. Super hard 4 1/2hr Threshold/Vo2 Climbing day on Saturday with another 1/2hr spent dailing in the TT bike in the afternoon gave me a 313 TSS day. Sunday got up did my first 20 mile TT of...
04-12-09, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 380,808
Posted By fishmel

Raced a fairly boring 55 miler (cat3), that had a...

Raced a fairly boring 55 miler (cat3), that had a tough 1k uphill fnish. Didn't have the legs to get anything going on my own, so I sat in the pack. I hate doing that. I waited for the final hill...
04-10-09, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,167
Posted By fishmel

Congrats, Btw, it was in the 3/4 race that two...

Congrats, Btw, it was in the 3/4 race that two bad crashes happened this last Tues. Both during sprints. So keep your wits around you just like you had to do in the 5s, the 3/4 race is just faster...
04-09-09, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 380,808
Posted By fishmel

Training going steady. After last Saturdays...

Training going steady. After last Saturdays brutal 160'/mile for 48 miles (with abunch of other riding thrown in that day) that acculumated in a 333TSS/day, I rode recovery/endurance pace for Sun...
04-08-09, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 380,808
Posted By fishmel

Ze, thanks much for your time and advice. ...

Ze, thanks much for your time and advice. Whether you're a "expert" or not, you know alot about training and racing than I, so its much appreciated :thumb:
04-08-09, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 380,808
Posted By fishmel

ZeCanon, I was curious about this. I get in...

ZeCanon, I was curious about this. I get in around 12-15hrs of riding/training per week and find that I am doing at least 2 days of z2 for 1.5-2.5hrs each. Is this just a waste of time? I was...
04-05-09, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,564
Posted By fishmel

DoK, was that Hornings? Nice job.

DoK, was that Hornings? Nice job.
04-05-09, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By fishmel

Good job K-man, hope all goes well for you today....

Good job K-man, hope all goes well for you today. Wishing I could have fit this in the schedule (cat3). As of the end of stage 3, we had a guy sitting with an 8 sec lead for GC in the 4s.
04-05-09, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 380,808
Posted By fishmel

Did Portland's pirate ride called De Ronde van...

Did Portland's pirate ride called De Ronde van Oeste Portlandia yesterday along with 4-500 others. This has been the most brutal ride I have done the last two years. 48 miles, 7,700' of up,...
04-02-09, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 380,808
Posted By fishmel

I feel fat, slow, and old just looking at your...

I feel fat, slow, and old just looking at your chart :( You were born to race bikes ZeCanon, keep killing it.
03-26-09, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 380,808
Posted By fishmel

umd, how are you feeling the day after this type...

umd, how are you feeling the day after this type of interval session? Does it pretty well toast you for a day or two? I need to really start working the high end stuff and am trying to figure out...
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