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

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:46 am
by thecaptn
toolonglegs wrote:Surely it is just a mechanical thing you have to work out?.

I was going to do a big one today but didn't get out early enough before meeting up with the club for a roll. To be honest though, I am still feeling it in my hamstrings from Friday, still feeling fatigued as well so I am not too bothered. Might get on the rollers for an hour tomorrow, but if not going on holiday till next Saturday without a bike :shock: . CX race day after I return :D then into it hard to get ready for RR season... only 2 months till first RR of the season... and still so much weight to lose! :lol: .

How much weight do you think you'l need to lose? What do you weigh now?

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

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:14 am
by boss
Good ride this morning, 98km and 2111m up. Few big efforts in there, some good PR's including a few late in the piece.

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

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:10 pm
by toolonglegs
thecaptn wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:Surely it is just a mechanical thing you have to work out?.

I was going to do a big one today but didn't get out early enough before meeting up with the club for a roll. To be honest though, I am still feeling it in my hamstrings from Friday, still feeling fatigued as well so I am not too bothered. Might get on the rollers for an hour tomorrow, but if not going on holiday till next Saturday without a bike :shock: . CX race day after I return :D then into it hard to get ready for RR season... only 2 months till first RR of the season... and still so much weight to lose! :lol: .

How much weight do you think you'l need to lose? What do you weigh now?

95 at the moment ( lightest I have started a new year for a few years so can't complain too much )... want 85. I shouldn't worry too much as winter's reduced riding always has me piling on the kilos. The weight falls off once the k's go up. Main aims before my "off month" guiding during the TDF are a stage race in May which has a good TT and is "reasonably" flat. There is another stage race I love in June but it isn't flat or even close, but if I am in B grade still then I will have a chance, depends if they make it a hard one or not.
Plan for now is to only go for the win in B grade if I can do it solo ( or maybe very small group )... I don't want to win sprints in B :lol: . Only want to go up to A if I can win in A :P . Got to have faith right :mrgreen: .

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

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:34 pm
by thecaptn
I hope you're riding at least 82km today Mr TLL :(

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

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:41 pm
by toolonglegs
thecaptn wrote:I hope you're riding at least 82km today Mr TLL :(


Tempted but I would have to off load the kids somewhere :lol: ... beautiful day out though :| .

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

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:52 pm
by thecaptn
toolonglegs wrote:
thecaptn wrote:I hope you're riding at least 82km today Mr TLL :(


Tempted but I would have to off load the kids somewhere :lol: ... beautiful day out though :| .


You wont be passing the 15,000km mark this year then?

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

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:59 pm
by toolonglegs
thecaptn wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:
thecaptn wrote:I hope you're riding at least 82km today Mr TLL :(


Tempted but I would have to off load the kids somewhere :lol: ... beautiful day out though :| .


You wont be passing the 15,000km mark this year then?


Nope ... it's just a number :P

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

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:18 pm
by thecaptn
So your not one of these blokes that rides up and down the driveway to square the numbers up then.
Good for you.

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

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:00 pm
by g-boaf
Bugger - calf not right in my right leg. :( it's slightly tender to touch as well.

I knew something wasn't right after my last 75k ride. I thought I'd go out for an easy slow ride and even that was no good. I'll do some rest ice and all that stuff. :? I'm out for a little while.

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

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:22 pm
by twizzle
toolonglegs wrote:Surely it is just a mechanical thing you have to work out?.


Don't think so. I used to have a similar issue 20-odd years back if I bent over too much (ie. washing the dishes) or rode too hard. Eleven-ish years since I picked up the compressor. About five years before that it was the box of trampoline springs. And two years ago I caught the foot getting off the bike and couldn't sit for two weeks. :(

I think it's always been a problem area, but now it's getting worse. If I ride through it, I start getting pains in the quads. And it goes away as soon as I get off the bike.

As long as the races are short and I don't bonk - not too much of a problem.

TT bike rigged for tomorrow, bottle launchers on the rear so I'm not left searching for fluids in the middle of nowhere.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:32 pm
by twizzle
145km, 4000kj on the TT bike. Back not great, but it was a bit sore before I started. The only time it felt good was when I was on threshold towing another rider back into town. When we finally stopped after about 10km he was panting pretty hard. :)


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

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:38 pm
by twizzle
Lots of research... looks like referred facet joint pain as it's the only one that fits the symptoms. And fits with what my chiropractor has indicated in the past (ligament damage not disc). And explains the 'click' I occasionally get from the lower back when dismounting.

I'm due for a checkup, so I'll have a chat to the doc about it soon.


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

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:21 am
by twizzle
Another 110km, that puts me at about 900km in twelve days. I get a real rest now - 2 days off the bike.


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

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:55 am
by poohkies
Well I went on my first group ride this morning! Really enjoyed it! I don't think I've ever peddled so fast for so long! Great eye opener, tomorrow's ride is about 5km/h faster, ill see how I go, ill probably get dropped pretty quick but you got to try!

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

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:18 pm
by foo on patrol
If you're in a group ride where your ability isn't over taxed, it is a real buzz for you Poohkies, especially when it is moving along smoothly. 8) Hang in there and you will see improvement over a couple of weeks. :wink:

Foo

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

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:06 pm
by poohkies
foo on patrol wrote:If you're in a group ride where your ability isn't over taxed, it is a real buzz for you Poohkies, especially when it is moving along smoothly. 8) Hang in there and you will see improvement over a couple of weeks. :wink:

Foo


Only in broom till Friday, when I get back to Darwin ill look at doing a group ride once a month, today they sat on between 35 - 40 for the 35km. Tomorrow is 40 - 45! Like I said ill see how I go! Push my self hard and update with how I went

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

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:26 pm
by poohkies
This mornings ride was alot slower pace, good recovery ride from yesterday's!

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

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:14 am
by boss
This morning's ride was probably the most unfufilling I've had since getting a roadie.

Had the flu over the last few days, felt really dead. I had really wanted to go for a ride this morning, but as a compromise with myself (so I don't prolong sickness), I decided I'd just ride down to the beach and back. It's pretty much flat the entire way. And I said I'd get up later than usual, so I couldn't clock too many k's.

So yeah, did the ride. Ended up being 32km at 29.2km/h. But it was boring as hell, and now I'm at my desk champing at the bit to do a proper ride up some hills.

It wasn't all bad, though. I'd been really struggling with a blocked up head, and managed to blow out a whole bunch of stuff outta my nose. Don't feel quite so blocked up now.

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

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:13 am
by poohkies
great last ride in Broome,

boys kept a high pace than i'm used to, bit like Wednesday's ride, legs are killing, did a made sprint on one of roads that all sprint on, managed a best ever of 56.8 on the flat, got the heart rate up finally to the 186bpm which is finally up there, don't normally get over 170 on a ride :)

fly home back to darwin at lunch so enjoyed broome, can't wait to come back and ride again!

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

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:15 am
by jcjordan
Last day in Adelaide for the family holidays I a nd decided that I would finish off with some threshold intervals down along the beach front. Bloody he'll it over 30 by 9am and in just over a hour I have consumed 2 bottles.

Now I have a sore throat

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

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:52 am
by boss
jcjordan wrote:Last day in Adelaide for the family holidays I a nd decided that I would finish off with some threshold intervals down along the beach front. Bloody he'll it over 30 by 9am and in just over a hour I have consumed 2 bottles.

Now I have a sore throat


I forgot to say - I'm in Adelaide too - Garmin says it was 35 degree average, I was out the door at ten to seven and at work by 830.

Wasn't super uncomfortable, but I too churned through the water.

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

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:04 pm
by g-boaf
I hope Sydney avoids the worst of that heat!

I did a tentative 20km this morning - seemed okay with no leg problems. Also tried some Skratch Labs hydration mix in the drink bottle today - awesome stuff. Nice light taste and doesn't seem to cause stomach upset. :)

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

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:00 pm
by twizzle
93k's, 35C, more than 6lt of fluids, 2kg under weight, and the pee was a very worrying colour. Not one of my brighter decisions to still go out after having a major sleep in. Lol - feel fine, but only drinking hydralyte now just to be on the safe side.


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

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:45 pm
by bardygrub
Left at 8 this morning 32 degres, by 8:30 35 by 9:30 37 by 10:00 39 10:30 40. Spent the last 15 k with my feet out of my shoes as the were cooking :oops: anyone else feet get hot?
Btw, the pack started at 15 of us and was down to 3 of us for the last 20 or so k.Some took the shorter route home others called there missus to come pick up and one other kept dropping off after the third time we slowed down for him, his reply was... gents just go, ill ride home by myself.hope he got home ok.

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

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:37 pm
by foo on patrol
One word of advice to you blokes, get out of bed earlier and do your rides and I'm talking about no later than 6am day light saving time. The only thing you are going to achieve is heat stress and take ages to recover from it. :idea:

If you won't do that, then only do an hour ride because the damage to your body and mind is not worth it. :(

Foo