2007 Lessons learned

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  1. rmur17

    rmur17 New Member

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    okay there's a Goals Galore v2.008 already started. How about a retrospective of the good/bad/ugly or plain mystifying from 2007?

    My first thoughts: pay attention to food intake while tapering! :eek:
     
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  2. strader

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    Stop following the "Training Bible".
     
  3. mikesbytes

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    Don't fall off
     
  4. YMCA

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    Stop following any "bible".
     
  5. fergie

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    The power meter (if calibrated) never lies. I sadly learn the lesson I already know that poorly managed time equals poor performance.
     
  6. kennf

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    Don't take 6 months off the bike (who'd a thunk?).
     
  7. postal_bag

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    Obviously, don't mistake L5 intensity for L4 during the first 8 minutes of a 40 km TT. ;)
     
  8. daveryanwyoming

    daveryanwyoming Well-Known Member

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    +1 on this post!

    I thought I knew how to pace a 40km TT but the power meter showed me the error of my ways and now I'm repeating Rick's mantra:

    VO2 Max is not FTP, VO2 Max is not FTP, VO2 Max...........
     
  9. Sillyoldtwit

    Sillyoldtwit New Member

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    You don't need to ride long distances to compete at long distances.

    BUILD A BIGGER ONE OF THESE INSTEAD!


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  10. tonyzackery

    tonyzackery Well-Known Member

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    I'm a relatively newbie to competitive cycling, but I've found there to be truth in the statement "go slow to go fast". However, it specifically applies to cyclists such as myself who have a greater proportion of fast twitch muscle fibers to slow twitch. For cyclists that already have a greater percentage of slow twitch to fast twitch fibers, going slow will be of much less benefit to increasing aerobic speed.
     
  11. Frigo's Luggage

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    There are more important things than bike racing.

    Can't wait to race in earnest in 2008.
     
  12. jonathandanger

    jonathandanger New Member

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    With one race and half a season of real training under my belt, I now know:

    Hills are not HILLS (bumps in Louisville won't prepare you for a race with a cat 3 climb and 3 cat 4s)
    Don't ride to another city and back, covering considerably more distance than you ever have before... on a dare.
    When turning left at an intersection, don't look over your right shoulder.

    All's well that ends well. I'm looking forward to 2008, my first whole season as a competitor
     
  13. john979

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    The sweet zone is truly sweet.
     
  14. tonyzackery

    tonyzackery Well-Known Member

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    Another: dieting and good racing results are mutually exclusive...
     
  15. Alex Simmons

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    You mean poor dieting?
     
  16. tonyzackery

    tonyzackery Well-Known Member

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    dieting to lose weight...
     
  17. john979

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    Good correction, as everyone I know is at their aerobic best at low body weights.
     
  18. Piotr

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    Try to stay a bit more motivated. :eek:
     
  19. Alex Simmons

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    It's scary how good that blue "retro-spectascope" line is at summarising a season.
     
  20. wiredued

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    When targeting 95% FTP or higher for a 3x20 if you lift weights then lift after you ride not before.
     
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