The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc)

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Postby ni78ck » Sat May 12, 2012 12:53 pm

only a 60km saturday ride today as i had other commitments :cry:
still a smashathon with 36km/h + average :)
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby ireland57 » Sat May 12, 2012 8:38 pm

I did my first serious long ride for a while today which took in 300 metres of climbing around 6-12%.
We (group of 6 in the end) did 112kms.

Out for an easy 36kms; up the 3.5 km range fairly hard; then rolling hills, down the range (the only good bit) then about 40kmh for 25kms.

Average hr for me was 80% of max for whole ride. Then shagged all day. Not enough water, no food stop but nibbled figs during ride out.
I also learnt again that I'm a slow learner.

I nearly made it all the way in the group but that one last turn on the front (only lasted 5-600 metres) did it.
I couldn't get off the friggin' saddle to chase on. My legs died.

The good thing......my always problematical left leg wasn't as numb today and actually did some work for me.
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Postby donncha » Sat May 12, 2012 10:52 pm

152.5km solo, 28.6 avg, pretty comfortable pace. Felt good throughout but tired quickly from 135km. Bit of a step up from last week's 121km so not too surprising.
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby PawPaw » Sun May 13, 2012 7:51 pm

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I was the weakest of 6 riders on an 80km hilly pacey ride today.
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/91569949

Clear Mountain northern ascent has several 15+% bits around 100-200 metres long, as does Maclean Road South route.
Gee I felt them today, then on the return trip, the guys really hammered. A lot of the return is shared bike path along Kedron Brook, and I thought they were reckless doing 35+ on Mother's Day morning.

Anyway, excellent training ride for Lakeside racing - pace always on, shortish sharp climbs, coffee and BS at the end. :)
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby ni78ck » Tue May 15, 2012 9:01 am

birriga rd hill repeats X 9.
worked hard, average h/rate 169 :shock:
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby toolonglegs » Wed May 16, 2012 12:21 am

Weather is going to turn to crap again for a week... plus kids have 5 days off in a row :shock: .
So I hit my local mountain (a couple of times)... even tired and sore hills are getting easier :D ... aim of the day was to do back to back days while fatigued.
Felt good... have to go high more often, although it is still cold at 1000 meters :lol: .
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Postby Peacewise » Wed May 16, 2012 11:23 am

Cold/flu finally hit me, all training suspended.
Walking down the hallway to the couch is a workout today.
Keep flexing, spinning, rolling, coasting, pushing, pulling, drafting, sprinting, time trialling, touring, climbing, descending, hot dogging, crit-ing, racing, weaving, dodging, dropping, tanking, chasing... but most of all - just keep f'ing riding!
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby ni78ck » Wed May 16, 2012 4:09 pm

48km recovery ride!
ready for tomorrows 25km TT :)
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby twizzle » Wed May 16, 2012 4:55 pm

149km in three days so far, much better than I've done in months... escpecially since every day has started below 0C.

Now I just need to avoid the sick people.

Edit: Just checked the power stats, despite feeling like I've been pushing it hard (and HR agrees!), aerobic power numbers are waaaay down. Damn this cold weather!
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Postby open roader » Wed May 16, 2012 6:30 pm

Today - sore legs but nothing diabolical.

67.2km on the MTB with slicks, all flat bitumen roads for a change. Ave 25.8km/hr and managed to keep my Ave HR under 165 - didn't blow out beyond 172BPM like I do with my usual hilly rides.

Copped the riders curse a little though :- rode into a gentle NW head wind on the out run thinking I'd come home with a slight tail wind - wind changed direction 10 min. before I turned around to come home.......... grrr......... my legs hurt......... :D
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby ni78ck » Thu May 17, 2012 2:22 pm

42s pb in todays 25km TT! :)
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Postby toolonglegs » Thu May 17, 2012 5:09 pm

Tell us more!... Where and how fast :-)
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby ni78ck » Fri May 18, 2012 7:39 am

toolonglegs wrote:Tell us more!... Where and how fast :-)


it was in centennial park, and consisted of 6 laps and three climbs, up the paddo gates.
average speed was 36.1km/h, i was hoping for faster but it was very cold (sydney cold)
and i only did a 7km warm up. average heart rate was 170 and max was 180.
im sure the new bike and wheels assisted with my pb.
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Postby toolonglegs » Fri May 18, 2012 3:31 pm

Breaking the speed limit !... Don't let all the whiners and complainers on this forum see your thread ;-) .
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Postby toolonglegs » Fri May 18, 2012 3:31 pm

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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby philip » Fri May 18, 2012 3:35 pm

ni78ck wrote:it was in centennial park

hey nick it sounds like you're going strong, you just gotta get out of the park and do some real racing! :P
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby ni78ck » Fri May 18, 2012 3:51 pm

i keep putting it off!
i need to sign up with a club and just do it!
i dont want to scratch my bike though :mrgreen:
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby toolonglegs » Fri May 18, 2012 4:03 pm

Do you need a license to race tt's in Oz?... but agree... go racing :D .
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby ni78ck » Fri May 18, 2012 4:07 pm

im not interested i TT"S, i actually hate them.
coming back from waterfall on a saturday and sitting on 60km/h
is like racing!!
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby ni78ck » Sat May 19, 2012 1:27 pm

just a waterfall ride today, 88kms.
nothing too quick, still tired from two smashathons earlier in the week. :|
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby toolonglegs » Sat May 19, 2012 6:20 pm

Felt stiff and tired today :cry: ...hopefully it is just fatigue and not a bug!.
Was going to do some 5 minute efforts on a local climb... did one and had an instant headache so turned around and went home!.
I suppose the good thing is my VAM is up around 1200 these days where it was struggling to be at 1000 for 5 minute plus climbs a couple of months ago. Now to work out how much it will improve if I drop another 10kgs or more ? ( can probably drop a max of 10-11 kgs off myself and 1kg off the bike )... will still get dropped by climbers on descent climbs but might just be in touch to get back on afterwards!.
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Postby foo on patrol » Sat May 19, 2012 7:14 pm

^^ Do I need to follow up on my threat from ummm 12mths ago? :evil: You are over doing it and should pull back a bit! You need to crawl before you can walk or have you forgotten, what, you have just been through???????????? Heh?????????? :?

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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby toolonglegs » Sat May 19, 2012 8:27 pm

I love that you care :D .
I think I can walk now though...I started crawling again April 2011 through to end of last year. I think I am at the walking stage now. Will do a bit of jogging later in the year ( TT's in September ) and then cyclocross through winter. I will be patient and start running next year... running real hard I hope!.
Luckily I can't race from end of June through till mid August ... that will keep me under control :lol: . Patience.
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby foo on patrol » Sat May 19, 2012 8:50 pm

You have an opportunity that I don't have TLL, so don't blow it or I will inflict pain upon you! :twisted:

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Postby toolonglegs » Sun May 20, 2012 7:15 am

I hear you... :-) .
Don't think I am sick... Phew. Problem here is the greetings... You say hello and kiss... 5 minutes after kissing someone, usually a kid you realize they are coughing and spluttering with the flu :-( ... Adults sometimes say "no bisou's, I'm sick" .
Anyway I will stick to two hour endurance rides for a day or 2 till I feel 100% .the weather is very wet... Won't stop me but will stop many others... Fine by me ;-) .
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