What workout did you do today? (2018/2019)

More Pool woes eh?

Spencer for me, had to cut off the warm down due to taxi duties.

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Warlow. Just about ready for the next interval after each recovery phase. Now chill-out with the newspaper on the couch and trying a new protein mokka hot cup (??)

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Wife was going to be doing activities from 8:30 until noon… so I wasn’t sure I’d have the motivation to do this after she got back and just woke up early to get it over with. I think I’ll need a nap once she gets back and can take over parenting duties.

Here is my 2 hour version of BAys +2 that I created. Hoping that after the rest week, the weather will start to pick up and I can start moving these outdoors… but March is coming in like a lion around here, there’s going to be a significant snow here tomorrow.

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I told the head lifeguard to tell the aquatic supervisor that my husband and I are going to leave town and when anybody asks why we’ll say it’s because the pool was too hot and didn’t have lane ropes. #smalltownproblems

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Today was the ardous Putuo for 4:15. Started later than planned but still managed to stick with it. My going in though was “maybe I’ll do 3hrs and then 1hr outside on the trails” but I knew that was a cop-out. Then I thought, maybe the whole 4:15 and then some outdoor saddle time, but nixed that too. Just the turbo time today.

Today’s ride followed yesterday afternoon’s hard swim of 3600m where the main set was pulling: 5x200m on 3:00 (came in ±2:45 so about 15s rest), 4x200m on 2:55 (about 10s rest), 3x200m on 2:50 (about 5s rest), 2x200m on 2:45 (yes, about 1s rest… but there was traffic in the lane), and 1x200m on 2:40 (ie fastest I could muster) and came in at 2:40. 2min rest between sets was luxurious.

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I have Putuo again on Monday, not particularly excited at the thought!

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I watched 6.5 tv episodes and tested a nutrition plan. Enjoy Monday!

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just finished fang mountain +3 for sustained power HV. it’s kind of nuts it has us averaging threshold for 54mins! Did it all, didn’t crack once!

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Antelope for SSBLV1 week 2, and I clearly don’t belong among you racers but I’m proud of myself anyway.

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I’m exhausted and hungry just reading about your workouts! Was your cadence really avg 65 for 4.5hrs?

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Just finished. :triumph:

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We all start somewhere! I think my first recorded FTP was 90

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(after creepin’ on your profile) WOW you’ve basically doubled it!

Yes, and I’m at my best w/kg to date :partying_face:. Progress has definitely not been linear and these days I feel a lot of my gains aren’t necessarily FTP based.

What I found interesting was the data that Nate put up some time back: The Bell curve of cylists - how fast are the average TR users? because I always felt I was way more to the left of the curve than I actually am.

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I’d be willing to be most of us think that until we are presented with the facts. I had a borderline complex about not being a very good runner in HS (25 yrs ago!) because I wasn’t the fastest guy on my team, yet I was a 1:56 half miler and sub 17 5K runner as an underdeveloped senior. Not elite, but way to the right of the bell curve. I let that “complex” affect my enjoyment of the sport. Live and learn. I often wonder how fast I could’ve been had I stuck with it and kept working!

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Ha, yep, I am less left-ward than I expected.

Kaweah.
Timed it perfectly to finish together with the Omloop, cooldown started just as the chasers came over the line.

Not happy with my new ‘ftp’ though, it hurts!
2 weeks to go till the over/unders show up so hope to improve a bit by then.

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Wilhelm +5.
(Endurance interval done at SS pace)

Sooo easy.

I’m either doing something super right or doing something duper wrong.

And so help me god if I have to read “Your FTP is wrong” one more time!!!

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Ansel Adams -2

After today, I’m calling these intervals “Stybars” :fire:

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Yup. Right there, not like alternating between 50 & 80, but hovering around 65. I used to ride at 85-90 comfortably but downshifted. Lower cadence is equalling lower heart rate which should mean lower cardio drag for the run. That’s the idea, at least. I sent this q to the podcast but it wasn’t picked up.

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