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    Should I care about fat utilisation?

    One of the adaptations to endurance exercise (specifically sub maximal L2/L3 stuff as opposed to L4 or higher where you burn mostly carbs) is the increased ability to oxidise fat as opposed to carbohydrates. Lots of studies have been done into this and demonstrate that endurance training...
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    TSS from a run

    The fatigue vs freshness thing is exactly it. Working out what my TSB is, how to ramp my CTL, when to take breaks from training etc relies on me being to count the TSS from all the exercise I do! Would also be interesting to know if you can build up a higher TSS by working across multiple...
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    TSS from a run

    TSS from a run is meant to be calculated as (NGP/FTP)^2 * 100 * S / 3600 which is essentially the same formula as cycling with normalised power replaced by your normalised graded pace. Isn't running harder on your body though? 2 hours at 70% of my 1hr speed will leave me fairly fatigued...
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    2013 Giro d'Italia - stage results 1-21

    As soon as it started raining today I could see Wiggo losing time today. On stage 4 he lost time on stage because he dropped back on the descent, then lost ground on a couple of corners coming into the finish so he was behind when the crash happened instead of near the front where he should...
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    2013 Tour Down Under :

    Only got to watch the highlights but good to see Thomas winning! Showed he has some good early season form and some climbing legs - hopefully a sign of things to come for the spring classics.
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    Lance Armstrong Won't Fight Usada Charges

    More news from an earlier era: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/report-seven-out-of-eight-pdm-riders-doped-at-1988-tour-de-france Interesting line: "It remains unclear whether EPO was in use in the peloton as early as 1988". I suspect it was given that trials/industrial production of...
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    2013 Tour Down Under :

    3 stages worth watching as I see it: Stage 3 is a carbon copy of last years stage 2 - has just about enough climbing to drop the sprinters in the run up to the finish and there could be a few gaps here. This years stage 2 looks like an interesting opportunity for someone who wants to...
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    Lance Armstrong Won't Fight Usada Charges

    Nicole Cook retired and gave this statement: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2013/jan/14/nicole-cooke-retirement-statement Shows how much of a negative impact the cheats have on clean riders. The comment about dopers doing well on the way up and the way down (through book deals etc) rings...
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    Lance Armstrong Won't Fight Usada Charges

    Best thing that can come out of the interview is Lance dropping the UCI (esp. McQuaid and Verbruggen) in the ****. Most of the interview will be complete **** though.
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    Lance Armstrong Won't Fight Usada Charges

    OK - does anyone still believe he was clean? Even Hincapie has admitted that his best buddy doped. Some of Armstrong's recent statements seem like veiled admissions to guilt. Let's do an amnesty where everyone admits what they did and how they did it. Maybe that'll help the anti dope...
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    Lance Armstrong Won't Fight Usada Charges

    Trying to find the top clean rider in 1999 is like trying to play pin the tail on the donkey when the donkey is a real donkey and you've had a bottle of whisky. Rank Name Team Time Doping? 1 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service 91h 32' 16" Doper - various 2012 2...
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    Lance Armstrong Won't Fight Usada Charges

    This could get tricky. Remains to be see if they will properly strip him of the titles but if (or when...) they do are they going to do 7 new podiums? If we drag through the results of those 7 Tours just how many of the Top 10 *haven't* been convicted of doping at some point? It'll be...
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    Sagan/Basso

    Sagan is without doubt a massive talent, can mix it with the top sprinters and do the short climbs. Will no doubt win a few of the Ardenne classics, probably Paris-Roubaix and the Ronde as well. Not sure he yet has the endurance on the longer climbs yet, and if he trains to gain it he'll lose...
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    STAGE 9: Issoire -> Saint-Flour - 208 km

    This years race is becoming defined by crashes. Some serious top 10 contenders are out: Brajkovic, Horner, Wiggins, VDB, Vino. Others have lost time because of crashes. Gesink looks pretty rough after his crash, wouldn't be surprised if he struggles come the mountains. David Millar was...
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    STAGE 1 - Passage du Gois -> Mont des Alouettes 191.5 km

    Wow, wasn't expecting this stage to have such an impact. Or for the second group held up by the crash to be 1:20 down by the end. Schleck 1:14 ahead of Contador and he could put more time in tomorrow as Canc and Voight drag him through the TTT. In the front group: Evans, Van den Broeck, F...