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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:22 am 
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Great to see you a couple of times briefly at the gym! I'll be in and out in Feb and hope to see you more!

Have a great weekend!

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:41 pm 
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I LOVE seeing the HILL! When I come out to portland we're definitely riding that beast!

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:37 pm 
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There's a lot of good climbs around here. We'll have so much fun. And pain.

@RC yep vegan portlanders in iron!

@Lobster it was pretty challenging. I didn;t think it would make my glutes sore because they didn't fatigue at the time, but they did end up being a little sore from it.

Thursday:
1 hour training ride, single leg and cadence drills
Friday:
commuted, realized my legs were toasted, and just hung in the weight room in the gym, but did it endurance style with a little plyo thrown in for good measure. Also benched again, this is what that looked like:
6x45
12x65
3x12x75

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:36 pm 
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yeah plyo! you'd be dropping me on all the hills!

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:03 pm 
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ha! i doubt it.

before i forget:
friday:
commute
1 hour trainer
upper body, inc supported pullovers
saturday:
i forget how many mile ride, Hillx2, cadence drills
sunday:
eeeeeeeasy group ride
monday:
commute
1 hr trainer ride, hellish intervals
legs
tuesday:
commute
45 min trainer ride easy
upper body
bench day!
6x45
6x85 <-- fail
4x12x75

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:49 pm 
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do you have a tri bike?

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:43 pm 
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nope. at this point i am only able to ride a bike that would normally be too small for me, but this week i might actually pick up a tt bike i've had my eye on for a while. it's hard to ride this bike in the drops for a long time, and i would rather ride in the drops than in the little draft legal aerobars.

wow i have not logged workouts here in a while. i've been keeping to my training plan except last week i did less upper body than i would have liked. lunges are coming along nicely. some highlights have included training through a sprained finger, penicillin sensitivity, and riding over razor blades. i've been SO tired. just been coming home and crashing right out. yesterday was the first day i started to feel like myself again.

i didn't log miles yesterday but i was on the road for 3 hours, three sets of different kinds of intervals. it was way fun cuz i got to do a route i've been wanting to do for a long time. left it all out there. wicked fun.

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glad your feeling like yourself again. those highlights kinda sound nasty. congrats on the good riding lately!

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reason i asked about the bike is because i am in the process of setting mine up and i was just looking for ideas.

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
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vivalasvegans wrote:
wow i have not logged workouts here in a while.


We miss you!

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
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wow it has been a while. i quit logging here because i got so busy in my personal and work life, i was following a plan which is logged elsewhere, and i think i needed a break from this forum and all the drama in it. i miss my old buddies though! i figure i'll just write about the past couple days while it's fresh in my mind, just in case i need to look back at it sometime.

headed off to race saturday, pretty prepared, not obsessively so though. i was in kind of rough shape from a long period, stress, training on new geometry with my injury, and some other things, tired too. i had to go to a work retreat the day before so my diet was off too. asthma attack in the first few miles of the race. doc said no racing the next day. so i ran instead with lungs preloaded with inhaler. it was fine. then rode some miles in the freezing cold with some kids, again, fine. decided to flog myself at the gym on monday. trotted out a 9.30 mile, then did spin ups and standing drills for 50 minutes. hit weights for abs and upper body and did 2 sets one legged lunges 10#. topped it off with lats and tris. i think i'm gonna be ok. sore today though.

aha re-reading this reminded me to tuck my inhaler in my pocket for this ride i'm about to do.

also i am noticing my recovery times are seeming longer.

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
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we sure did ! welcome back VLV!!

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
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i think i'm going to be on the regular here. i missed you guys too!

tuesday:
32 mile ride
started with completely dead legs, sore, opened them up riding in traffic that was like a wild west rodeo. it felt good to finally get them open.
wednesday:
commute
1 hour coached. had to hit the inhaler, and it made a noticeable difference. by the end i was ready for another interval. i have to keep my attention on my lungs, more oxygen = better performance. i can not forget that even though i can function just fine in most situations with reduced lung capacity, to be a competitor, i need my lungs at full capacity.
food-
2 muffins
diet 7 up
trail mix
salad greens, 2 veg burgers, 2 luna bars, a couple fake meat chunks
apple blueberry sauce

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:52 pm 
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thursday:
double commute, tried to get some sprints in.
friday:
commute
5 min tread walk
9:23 mile, cool down
50 minute trainer ride, chill
some upper body, but injury was incredibly painful again
food-
miso - ginger-water
coffee/soy
scone
bagel & pnut butter & celery
miso-ginger-water
trail mix bar
salad greens, 2.5 veg burgers
popcorn, 2 tangerines

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