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04-26-11, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By fuzzthebee

You don't mention where you live, but you could...

You don't mention where you live, but you could check out the Beaches Cycling Club:

http://beachescyclingclub.ning.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-11, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,536
Posted By fuzzthebee

The pedal may not be screwed on tight enough. I...

The pedal may not be screwed on tight enough. I discovered that was the cause of my creak, AFTER changing the BB.
02-16-11, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 630
Posted By fuzzthebee

You can race Senior at Nationals if you have a...

You can race Senior at Nationals if you have a Senior license, even if you are of Masters age. Seeing as you raced M3 last year, I would listen to the "boss" of your team and race Masters this...
02-01-11, 10:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 630
Posted By fuzzthebee

You can check out the course details with maps...

You can check out the course details with maps and profiles here:

http://www.midweekclub.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=43&Itemid=10

As for CHIN, Midweek has been putting it on...
01-10-11, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,505
Posted By fuzzthebee

"spinning out" in this context means cadence...

"spinning out" in this context means cadence being too high for comfort.
10-21-10, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,194
Posted By fuzzthebee

If you determine your average power for the last...

If you determine your average power for the last 2 minutes of the test, and multiply by 0.85 (IIRC that's the percentage for this ramp rate), you will have a good estimate of your functional...
07-20-10, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By fuzzthebee

Why not take Palmerston to Queen, Tecumseth to...

Why not take Palmerston to Queen, Tecumseth to Wellington, Wellington to Strachan, and Strachan down to the bike path?
04-13-10, 07:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,029
Posted By fuzzthebee

http://www.prorace.ca/welcome.html

http://www.prorace.ca/welcome.html
04-09-10, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By fuzzthebee

If you are 19-35 you have to start as a Senior 4,...

If you are 19-35 you have to start as a Senior 4, or Elite 4. The system is similar, except there are 4 cats instead of 5 for elite men, and 3 cats for masters men. If you are 35 or older, you can...
04-09-10, 10:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,029
Posted By fuzzthebee

It's scheduled for April 25, 2010.

It's scheduled for April 25, 2010.
02-04-09, 03:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,835
Posted By fuzzthebee

I just used a custom periodic chart and plugging...

I just used a custom periodic chart and plugging in IF as one of the data series. I just checked it against average normalised power and it lines up. I keep a 7 day chart going with IF, hours, kJ...
02-04-09, 11:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,835
Posted By fuzzthebee

To illustrate your point, I had an average IF of...

To illustrate your point, I had an average IF of .859 (AP 82% FTP) for January through February 2008 (including warm-up, cool-down and recovery intervals). All sweet spot.

So far this year I'm...
02-04-09, 03:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By fuzzthebee

Go with at least 184 bpm as you threshold heart...

Go with at least 184 bpm as you threshold heart rate.
02-02-09, 04:44 PM
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Views: 770
Posted By fuzzthebee

Too little. You should aim to do 8-10 hours per...

Too little. You should aim to do 8-10 hours per week on the trainer, with 1 or 2 days off. Keep in mind that 2 hours at just 70-75% of your FTP gives a TSS (training stress score) about equal to 1...
01-31-09, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By fuzzthebee

Try basing your zones on "threshold" heart rate,...

Try basing your zones on "threshold" heart rate, not max heart rate.
01-30-09, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,707
Posted By fuzzthebee

I assume you saw this: ...

I assume you saw this:

http://www.fqsc.net/09/Comp/route/CalRP09.pdf
01-30-09, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By fuzzthebee

Assuming these were in the L5 range, you may want...

Assuming these were in the L5 range, you may want to do your recoveries at ~140w. Also you should see if you can place a fan in front of yourself, and you may want to use a sports drink to keep the...
01-30-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,486
Posted By fuzzthebee

Your workout has an AP of 125% FTP :eek:, whereas...

Your workout has an AP of 125% FTP :eek:, whereas the other example (assuming a 345-350 w FTP) has an AP of 92.5% FTP. I like the 150/50 approach. I consider these as L4 workouts.
01-28-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,561
Posted By fuzzthebee

That is 6000-10000 calories consumed per day, not...

That is 6000-10000 calories consumed per day, not burned during a stage. Floyd Landis averaged 281 w for 5:23 on his Stage 17 epic ride in 2006 . That is just over 1000 kJ/hour.

Nobody is...
01-25-09, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 402,398
Posted By fuzzthebee

Here's a tempo ride from last summer. I ate 2...

Here's a tempo ride from last summer. I ate 2 Cliff Bars and drank 1 bottle of Gatorade:

Entire workout (298 watts):
Duration: 2:49:03 (2:51:08)
Work: 3008 kJ
TSS: 237.9...
01-19-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,133
Posted By fuzzthebee

I call it my SST ramp test w/5' steps: ...

I call it my SST ramp test w/5' steps:

Warm-up for ~10'

5' @ 85% FTP
raise power by 10w every 5' for 30-35'
spin easy for 5'
do it again
01-16-09, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By fuzzthebee

I would drop one of the weights sessions and...

I would drop one of the weights sessions and replace it with time on the bike. If you're doing 150w for
50', try doing 2 x 20' at ~190w, with 5' easy spinning between reps. Your HR may be in the...
01-16-09, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,623
Posted By fuzzthebee

You could try starting out with 3' intervals at...

You could try starting out with 3' intervals at ~113% FTP. Work your way up to eight reps in total, i.e. 2 sets of 4 x 3' on/3-5' off, with 10' easy spinning between sets. Make the intervals longer...
01-14-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By fuzzthebee

I have seen a ~60 w increase over 4 years. Not...

I have seen a ~60 w increase over 4 years. Not 15 w/year, though. More like 25 w up for the second year, 20 w up for the third year, 15w for the fourth year. If I see a 10 w increase this season,...
01-13-09, 10:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,278
Posted By fuzzthebee

When I lift weights, I choose a weight that I...

When I lift weights, I choose a weight that I allows me to complete the set, without dropping down to lower and lower weight as I get tired. ;) The mentally pushing 100% factor comes in towards the...
01-13-09, 04:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,278
Posted By fuzzthebee

What about WR and his percentages? Oh, I because...

What about WR and his percentages? Oh, I because I filled in one for the 4' rep....:D

Well, I do all my intervals on the trainer so it's easy to dial it in. Even easier on an erg. :)

It's one...
01-12-09, 06:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,278
Posted By fuzzthebee

If you want to go with the same TSS for each...

If you want to go with the same TSS for each duration:
1'-155%
2'-130%
3'-118%
4'-110%
5'-104%
These would probably require 3-4' recovery between each.

Or you could try going with ~113% for...
01-11-09, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By fuzzthebee

I doubt you averaged only 100w. Are you sure it...

I doubt you averaged only 100w. Are you sure it wasn't displaying torque (inch-lbs) and not power? Also your weight and climbing ability affect speed, not power output.

On the other hand, if...
01-10-09, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By fuzzthebee

Go with 113-115% and see how that feels. If you...

Go with 113-115% and see how that feels. If you can do 130% even once you may be underestimating your FTP.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-09, 05:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,862
Posted By fuzzthebee

Firstly, I think it is a waste of time to...

Firstly, I think it is a waste of time to worry/think about pedal stroke. As an example of what I think you are saying, I have observed that I reserve a "circular" force application for seated...
01-09-09, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 402,398
Posted By fuzzthebee

Hmm. This made me curious. Last season I rode...

Hmm. This made me curious. Last season I rode 453.75 hrs and had 30305 TSS in total, or 66.8 TSS for each hour on the bike. CTL for the 365 days was 83. My average IF was .818 and my average...
01-09-09, 03:59 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 402,398
Posted By fuzzthebee

:eek:Just fininshed my first block of training...

:eek:Just fininshed my first block of training since early October:

Sunday - 2 x 20' @ 91%, 1 x 20' @ 88%
Monday - Weights:eek: followed by 2 x 25' @ 90%
Tuesday - 2 x 20 @ 91%
Wednesday -...
01-09-09, 03:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 943
Posted By fuzzthebee

I only wear mine indoors - another number to look...

I only wear mine indoors - another number to look at.:)
01-08-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 943
Posted By fuzzthebee

I train with a PT so I don't have to account for...

I train with a PT so I don't have to account for HR drift. ;)

However, I only have a 4 bpm difference in average HR vs max HR during a 2 x 40' at 90% FTP. The first one is 153 bpm average, 157...
01-08-09, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 943
Posted By fuzzthebee

FTP is not really a steady state if you think...

FTP is not really a steady state if you think about heart rate drift, but I can do 60+ minutes at ~90% FTP and my HR is pretty much stable.
01-06-09, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 402,398
Posted By fuzzthebee

Nice. Do you use RI's equal in length to the...

Nice. Do you use RI's equal in length to the WI's, or a fixed duration?

I've done 4,3,2,1,1,2,3,4 at increasing/decreasing power levels, but I planned it so each WI had the same TSS. I used 4'...
01-04-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 402,398
Posted By fuzzthebee

September 1, 2008: CTL=125 January 1, 2009: ...

September 1, 2008: CTL=125
January 1, 2009: CTL=35

Started training today. All indoors, probably until mid-April. Did 2 x 20' @ 91% FTP, followed by 20' @ 88% FTP, with 2' between reps. HR...
01-03-09, 08:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By fuzzthebee

Cool. So, what I was suggesting was that when...

Cool. So, what I was suggesting was that when someone is considering manipulating the length of rest intervals, they can take into consideration the NP of the entire proposed workout.
01-02-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By fuzzthebee

I don't claim to know the math or calculations. ...

I don't claim to know the math or calculations. If I do 5 x 4' @ 115% with 2' RI's at 50%, would the AP be 93% FTP for 30 minutes? Would the NP not be significantly higher?
01-02-09, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By fuzzthebee

I don't know how to do the 30" averaging. I...

I don't know how to do the 30" averaging. I suggested this for intervals on the trainer where, presumably they would be done at a steady power output.



NP could be used to predict whether your...
01-02-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By fuzzthebee

No, I just used a ride file from WKO. You could...

No, I just used a ride file from WKO. You could try to calculate NP for trainer intervals using the formula on page 122 of "T&R w/a PM", but you'd have an even harder time calculating it from...
01-02-09, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 402,398
Posted By fuzzthebee

I remember reading in another forum that the low...

I remember reading in another forum that the low end of L5 is actually too low to really target VO max. It's more like a high L4 but the durations are too short to really target threshold.
01-02-09, 03:58 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 402,398
Posted By fuzzthebee

I think it's more like 113-120% FTP.

I think it's more like 113-120% FTP.
12-31-08, 03:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By fuzzthebee

On second thought. :)

On second thought. :)
12-30-08, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By fuzzthebee

You can make sure the NP for the combined on/off...

You can make sure the NP for the combined on/off segments falls in the heart of L5. If you did 40" on, 20" off at 125% FTP for the on and 55% FTP for the off, the NP would be around 113% FTP (AP...
12-30-08, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By fuzzthebee

Another thing you can look at is the NP for the...

Another thing you can look at is the NP for the combined work and rest intervals. A 4' interval @ 390 w followed by 2' @ 160 w, for example, has an NP of 355 w (AP 313 w). A person with an FTP of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-08, 03:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,266
Posted By fuzzthebee

I see. I was using the PT for my data anyway. ...

I see. I was using the PT for my data anyway. Ended up selling the tacx.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-08, 03:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,266
Posted By fuzzthebee

It has an ergo mode that will automtically adjust...

It has an ergo mode that will automtically adjust the resistance so that you keep a constant power regardless of cadence.
12-26-08, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,332
Posted By fuzzthebee

Sorry, I was referring to the Halton Hilly...

Sorry, I was referring to the Halton Hilly Hundred for my comparison.
12-17-08, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 402,398
Posted By fuzzthebee

I wouldn't call 30' at >91% of your FTP an off...

I wouldn't call 30' at >91% of your FTP an off day. Maybe you just needed to fuel up.
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