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Training Failure Status
« on: July 30, 2011, 04:09:13 PM »
I fully intend on populating this thread of stories of my F-A-I-L.

I now have concrete proof my the training failure of the last months.
 
 On 6/26, i went for a 108mile ride that included climbing up to Harriman, doing the main climb of the Bear Mt course, going to the top of Perkins (via Palisade Pkwy), and then dragging my ass home.  The last hour of the ride was done at 210W AP and 220 NP, both are the highest i've seen at the end of a long base ride.  My weight at the time was 151.5lbs.
 
 Fast forward a month.  I'm now 155.5lbs again, and the last hour of my 95 mile ride was done at 165 AP and 180NP.  FML.  The drop in power and increase in weight is probably due to the fact that i biked on fewer than half of the days this month...

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011, 04:36:48 PM »
I've been in an utter funk lately too. First I hurt my knee, now I've got a nasty cold. I have no doubt it'll be a major suck fest next time I go out.

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2011, 10:38:33 PM »
I was doing a hard pull at the front of the paceline in the group ride and got dropped instantly by missing the turn onto the mile long hill and sitting on the side of the road waiting for traffic.  We had been hovering near 30 mph for the ten miles up to that point and I ended up with a group struggling to average 12 on the flats.  I was steamy.

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011, 03:06:20 PM »
I guess I'm starting my taper a day early :/


The 13 hours of sleep I got last night should have been a clue that the grand fund kicked my arse, but I still thought I had what it took to do a hill workout today.about 30 minutes into the ride, before even getting to the hill, I knew I was done, so I pulled the plug. meh, I've put in a good 6 weeks of hard training (tsb hasn't been positive since 6/19) without one of these day, so it really is to be expected.
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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2011, 03:21:06 PM »
i slept 12 hours despite a 265 TSS ride.  When i did my last 345 TSS ride (mentioned above), i didn't need to sleep much.

Mikey, when you going back to JHU?  Donno if you noticed the proposed pizza ride, but we'd like to have you to come along.

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2011, 03:22:01 PM »
I go back 8/21. where is the information about said ride? I'm never one to turn down an opportunity to eat pizza.
You can be the strongest guy in the field but if you don't know how to use it, when to use it, and have the b*lls to use it at the right time, you'll lose.

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2011, 03:26:30 PM »
posted in the 33 twitter feed on friday.

Proposed date is the weekend of August 20/21, on whichever day that turns out to be sunny.

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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2011, 08:30:14 PM »
Only the 20th would work for me, I'm moving in on the 21st. Let me look into it, and keep me posted. I'll make it if I can, but that may also be kind of a haul for me. We'll see. Thanks for the invite though!
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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2011, 12:13:30 PM »
My failure has been building for some time now.  The solid week of pictures and trip reports of people doing +10K days back to back was the nail in my coffin.  I have not only hardly ridden in weeks but have devolved to just sitting around eating junk food.  Eff this supremely flat chunk of endless road construction. 


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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2011, 10:25:14 AM »
Still this slowly arrived at personal diatribe weighs me down.  ^   At least it is keeping the team on the first page of the silly Strava KOM contest.



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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2011, 11:42:17 AM »
Showed up to the team ride that is scheduled to start every Tuesday at 5:30. I waited till 5:40, then went and rode my bike for an hour. I was asked via email how the ride went by a teammate, and when I stated no one showed, he said maybe the weather had something to do with that.


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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2011, 11:55:30 AM »
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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2011, 01:22:05 PM »
Heh. Well, it was raining this morning when I woke up (as the weather people had predicted: 100% chance of rain) and I couldn't HTFU. It almost never rains all day here, so I'm hoping the forecast will be correct that it clears up in the afternoon so I can go out for a few hours.
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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2011, 06:32:49 PM »
After spending hours going over the bike, I sat down and bemusedly watched my strava rating sink instead of putting in a short ride that would have stood me atop the leaderboard last night.  Gifting the first three spots may not be setting a good precedent.  Training failure sure, but I had more fun than I would've rushing off to collect miles with no other purpose.
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Re: Training Failure Status
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2011, 07:32:30 PM »
I can't think of anything less representative of anything other than time allotted than Strava cumulative leaderboards.