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08-08-20, 07:25 PM
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Posted By procrit

Could be a good bit. How many watts were you...

Could be a good bit. How many watts were you doing?

My Caad10 with gatorskins and training wheels is a good 1-2 mph slower than the Scott Foil with Aeolus 5s and gp5000s. Somewhere in the 30-40...
08-07-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 215
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Posted By procrit

If you determine doing something professionally...

If you determine doing something professionally as making enough money to live and raise families, there's probably only like 30% of the the US that are working "professionally" at all lol.
08-05-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 215
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Posted By procrit

So I made cat 2 in a season and a few races,...

So I made cat 2 in a season and a few races, forced upgrade actually as I was busy trying to help get my buddies points, I started in my late 20's so there was no "phone call". Just started winning...
08-05-20, 08:03 AM
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Posted By procrit

How many did you do? Were you really just in the...

How many did you do? Were you really just in the vo2 zone or pushing well into the neuromuscular region? Those shouldn't give you dead legs unless you were already overtrained...
08-05-20, 08:01 AM
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Posted By procrit

Don't laugh, but I just figured out how to get...

Don't laugh, but I just figured out how to get strava segments on my wahoo LOL. Found a good one to hit after my 90' endurance ride and broke my 10' power record and almost matched my 5' power...
08-04-20, 06:41 PM
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Posted By procrit

My favorite days are the long endurance rides...

My favorite days are the long endurance rides too. Looking forward to some big weeks this winter.

I felt amazing on the ride this morning. Starting to see a glimpse of fitness. One day at a time.
08-03-20, 09:20 AM
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Posted By procrit

Huge ride this weekend for me, 215 TSS, 82 miles....

Huge ride this weekend for me, 215 TSS, 82 miles. My local club grouped passed me going the opposite direction about an hour into my planned z2 solo ride. I spun around quickly and started chasing,...
07-29-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,269
Posted By procrit

Cat 5's tend to go out way too hard, just hang on...

Cat 5's tend to go out way too hard, just hang on at the beginning and let them burn themselves out. Try to establish and keep a front-ish position early on (top 5-10) to avoid the yo-yo's and...
07-29-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,210
Posted By procrit

This is similar to baseball right now too. If you...

This is similar to baseball right now too. If you can throw 85-90 mph and run fast you can probably get a college scholarship. Good coaches and can mold raw talent and athleticism. A buddies...
07-29-20, 10:03 AM
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Posted By procrit

5' power is up about 30-40 watts (325 vs 364) and...

5' power is up about 30-40 watts (325 vs 364) and 20' power is up 25+ watts since May (288 vs 315). My biggest struggle is getting proper recovery / adequate sleep. If I get 6 hours a night I...
07-14-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 965
Posted By procrit

Well, curious mostly but I'm wondering if would...

Well, curious mostly but I'm wondering if would be beneficial to add in an extra long day during the week and not just on Saturday or Sunday. Seems most online stuff is geared towards "time...
07-14-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 965
Posted By procrit

Pretty much same with me. I usually start at 6am...

Pretty much same with me. I usually start at 6am if I'm going to go long, not just so I have more time with family but after 10 am it's just too hot right now. We hit 106 yesterday haha.
07-14-20, 10:39 AM
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Views: 965
Posted By procrit

Time constraints? Boring? Just don't want to?

Time constraints? Boring? Just don't want to?
07-14-20, 09:24 AM
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Posted By procrit

Long Rides

How many long rides (3+ hours) do you guys do per week? If only one, is it due to time constraints or something else?
07-09-20, 01:21 PM
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Posted By procrit

Right. Where it's more like 80/0-5/15-20 for...

Right. Where it's more like 80/0-5/15-20 for sessions it's more like 90/0/10 for time in zone. I'm definitely not doing a pure "polarized" plan, but it's a lot closer than what I was doing, which...
07-08-20, 09:10 PM
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Posted By procrit

For me, I can start to ďfeelĒ my legs develop...

For me, I can start to ďfeelĒ my legs develop some fatigue after about 90 minutes of Z2 and assume thatís about my minimum. My coach has given me 90-120 min z2 rides during the week and I usually...
07-08-20, 01:50 PM
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Posted By procrit

Looking back my old self directed training over...

Looking back my old self directed training over the first few months back on the bike, I had a time in zone of around 50% endurance, 35% tempo, and 15% FTP+. The last 4 weeks my coach has my time in...
07-07-20, 12:03 PM
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Posted By procrit

Had a great week last week, and really strong...

Had a great week last week, and really strong rides Friday and Saturday. I felt amazing. Took Sunday and Monday off and got lots of rest, only to hop on the bike early this morning and my legs felt...
06-27-20, 08:44 PM
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Posted By procrit

Started to bonk around hour 3 today. Really weird...

Started to bonk around hour 3 today. Really weird feeling, I started getting cold and my heart rate steadily dropped and power became impossible to maintain. I had one gel along for the ride and 15...
06-26-20, 04:07 PM
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Posted By procrit

FTP intervals and 3 hours of endurance...

FTP intervals and 3 hours of endurance tomorrow... easy day lol.
06-26-20, 12:21 PM
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Posted By procrit

I have a hard time being honest with myself as to...

I have a hard time being honest with myself as to how I feel, and I tend to over train and get to the point where I "need" a break, get sick, can't sleep, etc. Two steps forward, one step back. After...
06-23-20, 01:46 PM
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Posted By procrit

Spent a week in the mountains and coming back to...

Spent a week in the mountains and coming back to sea level feels great. FTP / VO2 power numbers feels about 10-15w higher than a month ago, but even so, still a long way to go. I also hired a...
06-05-20, 09:59 AM
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Posted By procrit

4.5x bodyweight deadlift is crazy! You could set...

4.5x bodyweight deadlift is crazy! You could set records in your weight class with that.
06-05-20, 09:57 AM
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Posted By procrit

90% sure my issues have been from switching to a...

90% sure my issues have been from switching to a crappy generic claritin. I switched back to the name brand and took a couple squirts of steroid nose spray, and I feel MUCH better. No headache, no...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 07:56 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,615
Posted By procrit

If your training, diet, and weight are not...

If your training, diet, and weight are not optimal, upgrading your bike doesn't make much sense. When my FTP was 4.6-4.8 w/kg, I could win races on my aluminum frame / non-aero bike with 32h...
06-03-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15,186
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Posted By procrit

So I didn't end up taking a break because I still...

So I didn't end up taking a break because I still felt pretty good and my power numbers still looked good, and I did my heaviest week of training yet week 5 of this training block. I rested Monday...
05-26-20, 12:50 PM
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Posted By procrit

I did a 90% effort today right after I ate lunch....

I did a 90% effort today right after I ate lunch. I caught a horrible cramp on my right side (rode too soon after I ate) about 10 mins into the interval and called it quits at 60 mins from not being...
05-23-20, 05:30 PM
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Posted By procrit

Picked up a Kickr and got Zwift setup. Next weeks...

Picked up a Kickr and got Zwift setup. Next weeks forecast shows rain through the weekend, so I guess Iíll be getting familiar with it. I did a short 15 min ride on it last night, itís definitely...
05-23-20, 04:40 PM
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Posted By procrit

Solid ride though. IF of .9 for 3 hours is a beat...

Solid ride though. IF of .9 for 3 hours is a beat down.
05-21-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,037
Posted By procrit

Eh, not true. I know someone in the pro peloton...

Eh, not true. I know someone in the pro peloton that doesn't dope and he won a stage in a GT last year. The "everybody does it" is a cop out for the less talented and driven when they get caught.
05-21-20, 09:29 AM
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Posted By procrit

Rest week is going well, just doing a few fasted...

Rest week is going well, just doing a few fasted Z2 rides and letting my TSB get some relief. Sleep is solid and I feel good overall. I'm definitely going to be ready to do some work on the next...
05-17-20, 06:36 PM
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Posted By procrit

Legs felt good today and I did the local hammer...

Legs felt good today and I did the local hammer ride. 75 miles, 240 TSS. Ready for a rest week!
05-15-20, 03:47 PM
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Posted By procrit

I put a plan together for the potential road...

I put a plan together for the potential road race. CTL ramp rate of ~4 per week, peak TSB to -25 to -30 at the end of a training block, blocks are 3 weeks on / 1 week off. 12 weeks of base with some...
05-15-20, 10:52 AM
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Posted By procrit

Well dealing with life and stress can be part of...

Well dealing with life and stress can be part of the training process, so maybe it's not so off topic? Either way, glad you are doing well work wise, it's always great to hear positive stories. And...
05-15-20, 08:40 AM
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Posted By procrit

I'm a small business owner with two mortgages,...

I'm a small business owner with two mortgages, family, IE lots of overhead, and this whole covid 19 thing has quadrupled my overall stress levels. Not from a "I'm afraid of the virus" standpoint...
05-15-20, 08:29 AM
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Posted By procrit

I'm rethinking my training plan. Any major...

I'm rethinking my training plan. Any major intensity gives me a lot of fatigue, and with a CTL in the 40's I just don't think I'm ready. I'm going to take the next 12 weeks and just focus on...
05-14-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 862,036
Posted By procrit

Its easier in general for me to do intervals,...

Its easier in general for me to do intervals, indoors or out, when I have an actual race to prep for. All about the mental state.
05-14-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 862,036
Posted By procrit

Went out for some FTP work today without any...

Went out for some FTP work today without any breakfast or coffee, and it was awful. One interval in and I was mentally done. Wattage was slightly off as well, I just didn't have "it" today. Just...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,368
Posted By procrit

I still wouldn't buy from them from just the...

I still wouldn't buy from them from just the customer service and quality control standpoint. Either you stand by your products or you don't. Clearly they don't and will keep sending out the...
05-12-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 862,036
Posted By procrit

The new bike also has longer cranks (175 vs what...

The new bike also has longer cranks (175 vs what I normally ride 170-172.5), so that could be some of it too. Either way, the bike is definitely not going to work. My other two bikes are shorter on...
05-12-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 862,036
Posted By procrit

I think that's what caused my knee issue today. ...

I think that's what caused my knee issue today. I slid the seat all the way forward and up a bit, but too much pressure on my wrists and legs...
05-12-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 862,036
Posted By procrit

I have played with the seat position quite a bit....

I have played with the seat position quite a bit. Sliding back definitely takes some pressure off of the hand, but i feel like I'm reaching way forward. Sliding it forward gets my upper body in a...
05-11-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 862,036
Posted By procrit

Iíll try to get some extra sleep tonight and just...

Iíll try to get some extra sleep tonight and just be as fresh as possible for tomorrow. Itís interesting, my legs donít feel that great just sitting around the house, like Iíll stand up and my quads...
05-11-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 862,036
Posted By procrit

Quick question, It's been a while and I can't...

Quick question, It's been a while and I can't remember. I'm into my third week of the second block of training and my TSB has gone pretty far negative, around -40 to -45 this past week. How far...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,368
Posted By procrit

I would stay far away from bikes direct. Their...

I would stay far away from bikes direct. Their frames are garbage. I bought one years ago that had full dura-ace, and all high end parts, etc, but the rear drop out was not aligned properly with...
05-11-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 862,036
Posted By procrit

I bought a new bike (slightly larger), and...

I bought a new bike (slightly larger), and overall it feels better, but my wrists are having a hard time. It has a 3cm longer reach to the hoods, which I'm sure is what is causing some minor wrist...
05-07-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 862,036
Posted By procrit

I didn't even think of that. Density altitude was...

I didn't even think of that. Density altitude was 1000 ft on Tuesday, and -100 ft today... Looking at the numbers that is worth almost .5 mph, which means even with just 4 more watts, today's time...
05-07-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 862,036
Posted By procrit

Tested the 38's today, I'm not sure I'm any...

Tested the 38's today, I'm not sure I'm any faster, but it's hard to say. I beat my TT time from Tuesday by a handful of seconds but I also pushed a few extra watts. Wind was definitely more...
05-06-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15,186
Views: 862,036
Posted By procrit

Well, I just tried 38's (40 in the drops), and...

Well, I just tried 38's (40 in the drops), and it's actually pretty comfortable. My jacket size is 38-40. I'll have to take some pictures to see what it looks like, but it "feels" good. I guess proof...
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