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10-12-16, 09:41 PM
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Posted By shermo

Well, 360W. Actually thinking about this...

Well, 360W.

Actually thinking about this more I wonder if I'm not fueling correctly during/after these longer rides. That would go a long way to explaining the high levels of residual fatigue....
10-11-16, 06:58 PM
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Posted By shermo

I'm happy to let someone else deal with it, which...

I'm happy to let someone else deal with it, which to me is the main point of having a coach. I also quite like doing 6 hour rides so I don't dispute it. I do ask about things I dislike doing, and he...
10-11-16, 04:07 PM
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Posted By shermo

Yes, I agree. What I'm 'feeling', probably...

Yes, I agree. What I'm 'feeling', probably doesn't directly correlate to training adaptation. However, although I realise it's not perfect, I'll occasionally look at TSS and using that as a proxy for...
10-11-16, 02:47 PM
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Posted By shermo

Hah, I find exactly the opposite. A noodling...

Hah, I find exactly the opposite. A noodling around ride for 6 hours doesn't get me anywhere near the TSS it 'feels' like. Perhaps that's because after those longer rides I'm feeling my...
09-15-16, 04:26 PM
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Posted By shermo

I find this fascinating because I'm a complete...

I find this fascinating because I'm a complete mess if I ever get less than 7 hours sleep. I can get by with 8 hours if I'm not training, but during hard weeks I need 9, and a snooze after my weekend...
08-18-16, 03:37 PM
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Posted By shermo

I've been told that, physiologically speaking,...

I've been told that, physiologically speaking, people respond better to training their strengths. If you're all slow twitch, you will get the best benefits from volume. If you're Type II you'll get a...
07-14-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,497
Posted By shermo

Yeah exactly. In what sort of race are people...

Yeah exactly. In what sort of race are people going to let you just sit on while everyone else pacelines in front of you? If you have a chasing peleton, then yes. Otherwise, if you start sitting on,...
07-14-16, 04:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,497
Posted By shermo

See, I'd find that race much, much easier than...

See, I'd find that race much, much easier than the one last weekend. The 2 strongest of us attacked after 2k. We got caught after a couple of minutes, but the other guy in the break was on the front...
07-13-16, 05:41 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,497
Posted By shermo

Unfortunately I have to race in small fields...

Unfortunately I have to race in small fields quite often. Last weekend I raced in a field of 6, 4 the week before (winter here), so I've had quite a lot of experience in that situation.

You only...
07-11-16, 04:34 PM
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Posted By shermo

I think the only time I've called 'inside', 'on...

I think the only time I've called 'inside', 'on your left' or whatever in a race was on a descent immediately after a crash. The bunch did bunch things trying to avoid the downed rider and I got...
04-13-16, 08:53 PM
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Views: 124,486
Posted By shermo

Details? My roomie chugged through the stuff at a...

Details? My roomie chugged through the stuff at a UCI tour, although he didn't have to piss...
01-14-16, 03:05 PM
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Posted By shermo

I never test 'properly', and I just base my...

I never test 'properly', and I just base my numbers off breakaway efforts. I find sitting in the pack and surging can lead to inflated values, but NP from semi steady efforts from breakaways works...
12-15-15, 07:05 PM
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Views: 10,122
Posted By shermo

I thought you had to build it up over time. You...

I thought you had to build it up over time. You don't get much benefit from a single dose.
12-09-15, 03:29 PM
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Posted By shermo

So what we're saying is that people with low T...

So what we're saying is that people with low T should be able to boost their levels to 'normal'?
12-06-15, 09:42 PM
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Posted By shermo

Sure, but there's plenty of examples where they...

Sure, but there's plenty of examples where they have been caught. I think that's a good thing. Expanding it would make this happen more often. I realize it wouldn't solve the problem, but it would...
12-06-15, 04:19 PM
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Posted By shermo

So he was on the list to get tested and he left....

So he was on the list to get tested and he left. Isn't that a clear violation? Anyway, the flatting/ crashing out/ dropped and gave up issue disappears if testing is done on finishing places, and no...
12-06-15, 03:27 PM
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Views: 124,486
Posted By shermo

Well that's a bit daft isn't it? Did anyone get...

Well that's a bit daft isn't it? Did anyone get busted?

I can see that running it at the end of 45 minute crit next to the car park it would be possible for riders to leave without realizing they...
12-06-15, 03:01 PM
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Posted By shermo

I've been tested before. Here's how it works: No...

I've been tested before. Here's how it works: No one knows testing is going to happen at the race. The finishing positions to test are selected prior to the race, so there's no accusation of bias. As...
11-12-15, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By shermo

I find a power meter useful in this situation....

I find a power meter useful in this situation. 10k to the finish, that's about 15 minutes, I have a reasonable idea of the power I can hold in the situation. A power meter is great in what is...
08-23-15, 04:43 PM
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Views: 137,585
Posted By shermo

Robert Stannard. Geez, I just had a look at...

Robert Stannard.

Geez, I just had a look at the course. Very technical and cobbles too. Interesting.
08-20-15, 11:27 PM
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Views: 137,585
Posted By shermo

It'll be interesting to see how our local hot...

It'll be interesting to see how our local hot shot goes at the worlds. I could still beat him when he was 14, but not a chance in the last couple of years.
08-17-15, 08:02 PM
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Views: 137,585
Posted By shermo

That looks somewhat similar. A few Watts/seconds...

That looks somewhat similar. A few Watts/seconds off, but I did ease off for the last bit :D

http://i.imgur.com/2XEi0px.png

First race of the season and first 'proper' crit I've ever done...
08-12-15, 04:46 PM
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Posted By shermo

This always amazes me, and shows how different...

This always amazes me, and shows how different the types of races you guys do are. The clip in is not an issue in any race I've ever done, but also the shortest races we do are 40km or so and the...
08-06-15, 04:17 PM
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Posted By shermo

I'd been 3W off a nice round number for a few...

I'd been 3W off a nice round number for a few months and smashed it by 40W recently. Unfortunately that doesn't seem to translate into sprint finish wins.
07-15-15, 04:46 PM
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Posted By shermo

I can do more than 600W when I attack going...

I can do more than 600W when I attack going uphill so that's something.
06-30-15, 03:11 PM
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Posted By shermo

Did they crash because of the hip fling?...

Did they crash because of the hip fling? Blatantly breaking the rules and crashing someone because of it seems like physical assault to me.
06-03-15, 03:56 PM
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Views: 642,489
Posted By shermo

I find NP works very well if you don't push it...

I find NP works very well if you don't push it too hard. The only way I ever set FTP during race season is from NP during long, small breaks. NP seems to works very well when riding somewhere between...
05-14-15, 04:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,562
Posted By shermo

Extreme anything is unhealthy, because everything...

Extreme anything is unhealthy, because everything is sacrificed for the pursuit of excellence. I reckon amateur cyclists are much healthier than the general public, although that's not a very high...
04-09-15, 05:04 PM
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Posted By shermo

I'm quite different. I've hit >1375W 3 times. ...

I'm quite different. I've hit >1375W 3 times.

One was at the end of a 160k race. It wasn't particularly hard, but I'd been in a ~8 man break for ~80k just rolling around at ~Z3 I suppose.
One...
03-03-15, 10:14 PM
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Posted By shermo

Currently a kilo or 2 higher than I'd like to be,...

Currently a kilo or 2 higher than I'd like to be, but keep being told that I look skinny.

Can't really understand it, but perhaps I've just put on more muscle in my legs? Or it's other cyclists...
12-18-14, 05:28 PM
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Views: 8,571
Posted By shermo

To diverge slightly, are there exceptions in...

To diverge slightly, are there exceptions in place for people from other countries? Seems like the one good reason to Cat up without going through the proper channels. Assuming you can prove it...
11-26-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,390
Posted By shermo

I'm going with everyone else who's saying that...

I'm going with everyone else who's saying that -60 TSB is probably not correct. Either this is because your FTP is set too low, or you've done workouts in the past few months that you haven't logged...
11-23-14, 04:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,174
Posted By shermo

Broken clavicle. Tight bunch, person in front hit...

Broken clavicle. Tight bunch, person in front hit a cone and knocked it into my path. I could have bunny hopped it, perhaps, but I couldn't have avoided it otherwise. I suppose you could always say...
10-23-14, 02:48 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,659
Posted By shermo

Yes I've never understood the 'learn it first...

Yes I've never understood the 'learn it first before you get a coach' attitude. I've had a coach from day 1 and don't regret it. I got much more value out of him when I knew nothing.
01-09-14, 06:27 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,186
Posted By shermo

Since we're all posting anecdotes. There's a...

Since we're all posting anecdotes.

There's a guy from round here who has just retired from being a continental pro. Talking to people who raced against him when he was a teenager, he never won...
12-02-13, 05:15 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 19,424
Posted By shermo

But when your body weight is 90% of the system...

But when your body weight is 90% of the system it's really hard to get your bodyweight away from the centre of system right? Or am I misunderstanding something here?
12-01-13, 04:47 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 19,424
Posted By shermo

I imagine this is more relevant when the bike...

I imagine this is more relevant when the bike weighs a significant amount compared to your body weight. i.e. it's important with a motorbike but less so with a road bike.

Cool post though, lots of...
10-20-13, 06:47 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 11,318
Posted By shermo

I got a coach before I entered my first race, but...

I got a coach before I entered my first race, but then I came from another sport, so realised the importance of coaching in anything.



Yep, I took up waaay more of my coach's time in my first...
10-13-13, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 642,489
Posted By shermo

I can tell the difference between doing a 20...

I can tell the difference between doing a 20 minute interval at 294 or 306W. 5W difference no, 10W difference yes. Reasonable precision is important for training, not so much accuracy though.
...
05-14-13, 09:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,781
Posted By shermo

Guess it depends on the job/degree. Admittedly...

Guess it depends on the job/degree. Admittedly final year law students don't have much free time, but first year lawyers have much much less.
05-13-13, 08:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,781
Posted By shermo

A college racer I ride with thinks he'll have...

A college racer I ride with thinks he'll have more time to train next year when he starts working fulltime. :lol:
04-16-13, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,023,920
Posted By shermo

A few questions to those more knowledgeable. ...

A few questions to those more knowledgeable.

I have to take 3 weeks off for travel sometime in July - September. I have key races for the season in November (150-200k ones). How much effect will 3...
03-05-13, 02:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,863
Posted By shermo

Now you mention it - I've always wondered if that...

Now you mention it - I've always wondered if that was Richard Simmons?
02-10-13, 09:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By shermo

Yep, 182 Threshold, 197 max here.

Yep, 182 Threshold, 197 max here.
01-27-13, 02:33 PM
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Posted By shermo

2 18 and a bit hour weeks down. TSB to a new low....

2 18 and a bit hour weeks down. TSB to a new low.

Missus has been away. It's amazing how much training one can do if they are single.
11-12-12, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 642,489
Posted By shermo

Yeah. I think this should work. I'll...

Yeah.



I think this should work. I'll just use the WKO trial to clean up my older stuff.

Thanks.
11-12-12, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 642,489
Posted By shermo

Yeah that's the obvious solution. The main...

Yeah that's the obvious solution. The main problem is that I have a habit of leaving my Garmin on which then merges multiple rides together. I split it up in GC so it's correct, but the original fit...
11-11-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 642,489
Posted By shermo

I manage my files using GC, but my coach uses...

I manage my files using GC, but my coach uses WKO+. Is there any way I can export files from GC in a format that's useable by WKO?

I guess I could just give him the .fit files straight from my...
10-11-12, 08:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,757
Posted By shermo

Depends how slowly you ride :)

Depends how slowly you ride :)
10-08-12, 02:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,757
Posted By shermo

My coach has a workout specifically for this....

My coach has a workout specifically for this. Find the longest hill you have (30 min+) then ride up it doing 15-20 second sprints every 2-3 minutes. In your 'recovery' phase you still have to keep...
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