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    PMC Question

    Sounds right. I have a ride Saturday but am jonesing for a 2-3 hour tempo climbfest tomorrow/Thursday. I am calculating that would have me at an ATL of 95/CTL of 70 on Friday, with a TSB of -25 starting out on Saturday. While I would like to do decently, the double is itself an exercise in CTL...
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    PMC Question

    I have had some time off so just restarted my PMC a number of weeks ago. I was coming off an illness and a crash, so I did mostly trail running and a few 3-5 hour rides. I went up from the default CTL of 50 to about 62 in 10 days. This past Saturday I rode in a double century that turned tragic...
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    Running...is it harder than cycling?

    I think it depends. I am not any good at either discipline, but I need to ramp up running much more slowly. As a cyclist I used to run once every six months or so. Due to a wrist injury (snapped RD)two weeks ago I have been running more. After 3-4 short runs I did a 10km trail run yesterday...
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    PMC Management After A Break

    I had been faithfully inputting all my rides and using the powertap for 95%+ of the rides. I have now had a few weeks of low activity and riding a bike that is not compatible with the PT and have been skiing and running as well. How do you reflect something like this in the PMC? It would show...
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    Saris trainers?

    I was looking at both the Powerbeam and the 400 Pro Indoor cycle. The indoor cycle seems great since it comes with a Joule computer and alows you to recreate those rides indoors by downloading the data from outdoor rides. One thing is that I prefer an electromagnetic brake like there is on the...
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    Garmin Edge 500

    Thank you! My experience is that sometimes the distance is off, but perhaps I get into areas where the GPS cuts out due to weather (the same exact ride has come up as 35 miles or 37 miles -- elevation is consistent). Also, the grade of the climbs upon download is about 0.5% too high since it...
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    Day off?

    Hmm, yep that is a good German phrase. The weekend went well, broken into two days: Saturday: 1.5 hours, 50 minutes of L4 climbing based on speed/RPE. Sunday: 4.25 hours, ~60 miles/6000 feet -- rode with a friend and hopefully did not go too easy or too hard. Forgot to zero the Garmin so it...
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    Day off?

    I know the main thing is to get stronger as a rider; however, since the April event is 200+ miles and 18,500 feet of climbing (DMD 2010), I find it helpful to be able to test fitness by working up to a fast hilly century (ideally the toughest half of the course). Also, as my Jan Ullrich book...
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    Day off?

    Thanks, yes, slow and steady is the plan. I was at 90 pre-holidays and then 10 days of visiting family and no riding caused me to dip pretty dramatically (I ran 10km every other day but did not count it towards TSS), and was doing 800/week in the last cycle so I think I am up to it. As for...
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    Day off?

    Well, I am getting ready for my first peak in late April. To be ready I need to up my FTP a bit and lose some kg. For that reason I am trying to keep the volume high in the next two months since starving tends not to work for me. I am aiming for 800-900 TSS during my on weeks.* I find this is...
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    Garmin Edge 500

    I got one of these as a holiday gift from my bride. Has a lot of functionality thus far, though I need to update my PT 2.4SL so I can get the power part working. I have a few dumb questions: 1. Any experience with calibrating the PT hub via the Garmin? I also heard with the ANT+ update the...
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    Goals.............2010!

    Double Centuries in CA: Overarching: Lose weight, then ... 1. Devil Mountain Double in under 14 hours (206 miles, 18,500 feet) 2. Terrible Two in 12 hours (200 miles, 16,000 feet) 3. PR on Mt. Tam and/or Central Coast 4. Do better in CA Triple Crown Stage Race?
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    Help choosing power computer

    My Polar died as well (well, it won't shut off) -- I have a Powertap head unit but use the polar when not using the PT or to map a course elevation-wise. I am looking at the Garmin 310 XT (would be good for running/cycling), but i have heard it does not work with WKO. Another thought is the...
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    Winter Tempo/SST

    I would switch them as well, but with work/family it is catch as catch can so I was writing what I was able to do those days, not what I ideally would do. On the plus side, I did get 2.25 hours and ~4000 feet in today in glorious weather! The events I care about are mostly double centuries with...
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    Winter Tempo/SST

    Yes, sounds good. I went harder yesterday ... 20-22 minute L4 climb (more or less all out, no computer/PM for now), then another ~15 minutes hard climbing. Felt good to hit it, though I would not be doing 2x20s at that initial climb pace! Plan for this week (big volume): Monday: off Tuesday: 2...