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    Attack until you puke?

    Nothing. It does, however, apply to my original post. ;-) Sorry for the confusion.
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    Attack until you puke?

    This gets me in way over my head, but... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=15308499
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    Attack until you puke?

    I've been wondering this but when I've actually tested it, I get about the same number. That said, two things have changed recenlty that may be effecting my FTP: 1] I just replaced my old power-tap pro w/ an SL. 2] Over the last month, my CTL has increased about 20 points and my TSB has been...
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    Attack until you puke?

    Interesting theory. Then again, your TT buddies probably don't spend a lot time doing anerobic effort becuase, well, their TT'ers. Just speculation on my part. I wonder if the high levels of lactate produced by these efforts helps make one more lactate tolerant and how that might help increase...
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    Attack until you puke?

    BACKGROUND ------------------- At a recent sprint training session, a couple of us were working on bridging and attacking. After making several hard attacks I started getting sick to my stomach (nausea). This only seems to happen to me when I make a hard sprint-like effort followed by a...
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    Micro burst question for Dr. Coggan

    Ah. Much better. Duh. When I do as you described, I can stay in the saddle and the interval is easier.
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    Plateauing from L4 focus

    What's a newbie? Less than 2 years racing/training? I think age matters as well.
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    Micro Interval Frequency and Duration

    I'm really enjoying these micro-intervals (MI) and would like to learn more about how to prescribe them. I race crits and have a sprinters power profile. You can imagine why these have piqued my interest. * How often can micro-intervals typically be performed during a week? * How many weeks of...
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    Micro burst question for Dr. Coggan

    I don't know how others do these but I make a gear shift or two and then jump out of the saddle. I've tried to do them seated and I can't. What we need is to have members of this list post some intreval videos to you tube. ;-)
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    "Outlier" PowerTap data

    I've seen this a couple of times. Really wanted to believe what I was seeing too. ;-)
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    Determining ones AWC using WKO+

    I seached the forums and didn't find an answer. Should I look at 1 minute power? 2 Minute?
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    W/KG or Absolute for 5 Sec Power

    Ah, yes. I remember that doonybrook. ;-) Here's a statement from Andy that clears things up for me. ...with CdA correlating reasonably closely with height, and hence secondarily with mass. Thus, W/kg is a better predictor of speed against wind resistance than W alone, even though mass, per...
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    W/KG or Absolute for 5 Sec Power

    Thanks for the pointers. What's your typical TSS for a session like this? What are your thought regarding doing this workout and then doing some SST? I'm thinking of including sprint workouts 3X a week starting next month but I can't "afford" to do only that. In other words, I want to be sure...
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    W/KG or Absolute for 5 Sec Power

    Good points. I'm mostly interested in how to go about training these durations and what metrics to use for assessing progress.
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    W/KG or Absolute for 5 Sec Power

    Good point. I had not considered the effect of body weight on the all important jump.
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    W/KG or Absolute for 5 Sec Power

    Which should a sprinter (crits, flat road races, endurance track) pay most attention to [1] absolute watts OR [2] watts per kilo? I'm thinking that [1] watts per kilo is less important than absolute wattage because, it seems to me that, how much air a person pushes is the real trouble when on...
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    How to: Standing starts?

    Thanks. Very helpful. :-)
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    How to: Standing starts?

    I've heard that track racers practice standing starts and I was wondering: * How does one practice these? * Can you do them on a road bike? * How many "starts" does one do? * How many times a week? * Are they good for anything other than training a standing start? Asked another way...
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    The relationship of 5 min power to FT

    Believe it or not, at Wente the climbers failed to take advantage of the climb. Can you believe that? I'm doing Pescadero this weekend and I'm sure to get spanked. As for FTP development, I just started a 2nd round of 2 X 20 @ L4. The first round was in Feb/March and consistend of about 10...
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    The relationship of 5 min power to FT

    Interesting. I think I see where you are headed but not sure. Are you suggesting that w/k may not be the best metric to use for predicting/explaining the result of a flat crit?