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Old 08-17-2012, 08:32 AM
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I like your advice....keep it up....maybe we need a Will's advice thread
That's really true ... and why interval training is so effective. Not that it's helped me much ... I've just heard stories.

Speaking of cadence, I've been commuting on a bike with a cadence meter on it as of late and was surprised to see that my cadence runs 80-100 and is about 90 the majority of the time. That's faster than I thought it was.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:44 AM
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Despite the heat, rode to work yesterday. That part was easy...it was the ride home that was a bit tougher. Temps over 100. Took my time, killed an entire water bottle in 14 miles. Stopped partway just to sit in the shade, although I felt fine, it was more of a preventative.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:17 PM
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It was cool and brightly-lit clouds were scattered about. Part of my ride was actually cloudy, a real nice break from the 100+* temps & unrelenting sun of the last week.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:43 PM
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That's really true ... and why interval training is so effective. Not that it's helped me much ... I've just heard stories.

Speaking of cadence, I've been commuting on a bike with a cadence meter on it as of late and was surprised to see that my cadence runs 80-100 and is about 90 the majority of the time. That's faster than I thought it was.
it would be the 'do as i say, not as i do' thread...`

i know what the proper training methods are but i mostly just ride around, no structured intervals, a few race training rides, like montrose and the rose bowl and occasionally the track.

one of the first pieces of advice i got from a coach at the track was:
'if you want to get faster at a 10 mile tt you don't do it by training at 10 mile tts, you just get used to the distance/effort. you do 5 mile efforts for speed/power and 20 mile efforts for endurance.'

this is pretty much the same idea of training in zones, you should spend less time in the middle zone 3 and more at 4+5 (harder) and 1+2 (easier)

i guess the question to ask is: are you training of just riding? there is no right or wrong answer but the answer should determine if the riding your doing is the most effective for what you want to achieve
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:11 PM
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it would be the 'do as i say, not as i do' thread...`
Guilty as charged. Anyone who's ridden with me will tell you that I'm more interested in chatterboxing than speed. About the only time I ride faster is when I'm by myself, and fortunately, that doesn't happen often.
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35 miles under hot, hot skies. Up Rock Store, suffering as it was my first climb in a month following vacations out of town. Down Encinal to decision point....to the beach or back up? Group went every which way. I decided it was way too hot and uncomfortable so headed back up Mulholland/Decker with a few others and drop down to Westlake. Bottom run out has been nicely re-paved. Wish I had the legs to enjoy it!

Added a few miles before heading for home.
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That's really true ... and why interval training is so effective. Not that it's helped me much ... I've just heard stories.

Speaking of cadence, I've been commuting on a bike with a cadence meter on it as of late and was surprised to see that my cadence runs 80-100 and is about 90 the majority of the time. That's faster than I thought it was.
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A hard day in the saddle. A two “coke” ride.

97 miles; 7,385 feet
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I was prepared for more, but my teammate was taken out; I stopped to help her because it was the right thing to do, and gave up my race. I'm OK, and so is she, after a CAT scan and multiple X-rays.

I'm glad to have had the opportunity to help, and have no regrets that I DNF'd. It's not the end of the world. There's always another race.
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A full bladder woke me up a 4:30 a.m. I was up for the day. Breakfast and a 6:04 a.m. clip-in. I had 47 miles when I meet up with other SoCal RiderS at the Coffee Bean. Home before 12:30 p.m. Nice morning to be on the bicycle.

64 miles; 2,631 feet
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