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  1. bgoetz

    Increasing ftp

    Work in some longer efforts, like 1hr @ 160/170. Then also toss in some VO2 work (3-5min efforts @ 200/210). See what that does for you.
  2. bgoetz

    It's killing me but..........

    Hi all, It has been quite some time and just wanted to let everyone know that I have not fallen off of the planet! After my last post in March of last year I continued messing around a bit, just riding and occasionally jumping in local club races. At some point last spring my power meter...
  3. bgoetz

    What Ftp Does A 170 Lb Man Need To Do A 10 Hour Double Century?

    Use the 100-mile+ training rides to dial in your nutrition. You will want a mix of calories from fluids, simple sugars, and "real food". The combination and order is really for you to figure out. My experiance is based on endurance MTB races. The first part fluids always had calories, they were...
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    What Ftp Does A 170 Lb Man Need To Do A 10 Hour Double Century?

    Just doing 200 miles and 9000 feet with gravel roads is a big challenge. Setting a time limit and trying to "bench race" yourself makes no sense, especially when you have no experiance in doing such an effort. Add to this your trying to make it a "go no go decision" quite honestly shows a lack...
  5. bgoetz

    Should my legs hurt?

    People have different goals and lifestyles. If your goal is to compete with the best and your lifestyle does not allow the flexibility of staring out of the window, then sometimes you have to do what you have to do.
  6. bgoetz

    Should my legs hurt?

    Actually I think he meant you ran yourself into the ground too many times without getting sufficient recovery and need to take some time and recover. He was just describing the stress adaptation cycle and how important rest is in the whole thing. Trust me he is correct, try spending a good...
  7. bgoetz

    Should my legs hurt?

    unicorn milk actually serves as very good "pain be gone", so all you need is the pet unicorn.
  8. bgoetz

    TRAINING TO WIN! advice needed..

    You have never raced before, so you have no clue what to expect. Even a good coach would be hard pressed to describe to you what to expect and give you nearly the same level of understanding as doing the real thing. Get some races under your belt and you will have a far better understanding of...
  9. bgoetz

    Pacing for longer MTB events using IF

    Just move along and allow this post to be useful for people. I learned quite some time ago with that the best approach for your BS is to not even "feed the pigeons" (yes I liken you to nothing more than a pigeon). My guess is Cogan and others came to the same conclusion sometime ago as well...
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    Pacing for longer MTB events using IF

    I see much hasn't changed, your still spewing BS all over these forums. This statetment is absolutely not true, Jeremiah Bishop relies very much on these parameters to dial in his efforts for endurance races and trust me it works quite well for him! To the OP Bishop is a really good person to...
  11. bgoetz

    It's killing me but..........

    Hey guys, figured I would check in since a couple of you caught me commenting on a different thread! Good to read that the usual suspects are still at it, and even some new faces! As for me, I sorta took up the Swampy plan, drank a bunch of beer, gained weight, and played with my convertible...
  12. bgoetz

    Should my legs hurt?

    So, you don't think that Ian Stannards legs hurt beyond imagine during the last few kilometers this past weekend? Or how about Boonens, I bet his legs might have hurt even more, which is why he didn't win. Trust me, I will venture a guess that a more experianced cyclist actually deals with more...
  13. bgoetz

    Should my legs hurt?

    Some of the comments about the lack of leg pain being any indication of fitness are just insanely funny. Having spent 10k miles+ year training and racing at high levels on both the road, xc MTB, and endurance MTB, I can assure you that no matter how fit you are or how much you ride, it still...
  14. bgoetz

    Pacing for longer MTB events using IF

    1800 watts seems a bit suspect to me BTW. I am not saying that it isn't the case, but my highest output during a road sprint was 1600. I would have guessed my hardest efforts on a MTB would have been not much more than 1200 as most really high watt efforts are a high cadence full out smashing...
  15. bgoetz

    Pacing for longer MTB events using IF

    When I did my stint of endurance MTB I didn't use power on my MTB, but did on the road. I knew from looking at a power profile of a previous winner of my key event, that to acomplish the goal I had for myself I would need to have the ability to normalize 300 watts for upwards of 7hrs. So when on...
  16. bgoetz

    It's killing me but..........

    Weight Weenies!! Yeah and that is about all I said, lol For some reason after not looking at this forum since June I decided to stop in and see how everyone was doing. Good to see all the familiar players and a couple new ones. The level of dedication some of you guys have to cycling speaks...
  17. bgoetz

    It's killing me but..........

    Well guys, I am still alive! Figured I would provide a much due update, I will make it as brief as possible. Like all things my MTB endeavors have been filled with highs and lows. Lows being a grade 3 shoulder separation 5 weeks before my key race (Mohican 100). Highs being the ability, due to...
  18. bgoetz

    what is considered a good FTP

    Maybe Js should read this thread, he is always training in that cold warehouse, Christ his FTP is probably 30 watts higher!!
  19. bgoetz

    what is considered a good FTP

    I am getting a bit bored with "batting this ball around". If someone else wants a chance to play, he is all your's
  20. bgoetz

    what is considered a good FTP

    Or do this, start a topic specific to this "power meter variations with temperature" stating you belief that a power meter will READ 10% different based on temp. and see what response you get. Prove me wrong...