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Lots Going On – Zwift, Bulging Disk, and Swimming Update!

Lots Going On – Zwift, Bulging Disk, and Swimming Update!

There’s lots going on this week, but despite that somehow I haven’t managed to carve out time to write something down. So here goes. Zwift! I have decided to give Zwift a try. I still love TrainerRoad, but am finding that at 5:00 AM when I get up to ride I’m really not in the mood to watch Netflix. I spend more time trying to find something to watch than I do getting the other stuff set up to ride….

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In a bit of a rut it seems

In a bit of a rut it seems

I am thinking it is definitely temporary but I’ve been in a bit of a rut lately. Cycling is going mostly well, and yesterday I managed to get some pool time in. Still haven’t run since last Tuesday though. The rut is a small one. My workout this morning was frustrating. I just couldn’t seem to hit the power target. Not sure why, but I tried adjusting the resistance on the trainer twice, deflating and re-inflating my rear tire, and…

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Weekly Workouts – May 8 to May 14

Weekly Workouts – May 8 to May 14

Weekly Stats: Swim: 5900m, TSS 147.4 Bike: 311 km, TSS 702.2 Run: 20.1 km, TSS 153.7 Total Duration: 14:12 Total TSS: 1003.1 CTL: 118.9 ATL: 122.3 Form: -2.1 So I’m learning that sciatica is the worst. Doctor suggested not running for a while and the pool has been closed basically all week. That’s left me to cycle plenty. I’ve had a great cycling week as a result, but swim is less than desirable as is running. And ongoing back problems are…

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Back to Work!

Back to Work!

Well if there was ever doubt in my mind about getting back into the swing of things, it is definitely 99% gone now. Since Monday, I’ve racked up 515 TSS (today being end of Wednesday) across all three disciplines. Whatever is going on in my back/leg doesn’t seem to be slowing me down. At least not much. I seem to be pretty much back to work across the board, and I’m pretty stoked about that. I did get to my…

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Back to Work?

Back to Work?

Recovery week is over, so its time to get back to work. I think? In the last few posts I’d complained about a hamstring/calf problem. In the last 5 or 6 days of focused recovery that problem hadn’t gone away, which led me to skipping workouts. One would expect this would actually make the problem disappear, especially if it is a muscle strain or similar. Instead, the problem spread rapidly. My lower back area was stiff and painful 24 hours…

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If there are Recovery Week Gods, they’re either on my side or firmly pitted against me.

If there are Recovery Week Gods, they’re either on my side or firmly pitted against me.

This was the oddest, best, and worst recovery week I’ve ever had by a wide margin. First the bad. It rained. For the entire week. Non-stop. Cold, wet, rain. The temps outdoor sat right around 5ish degrees or colder for just about the entire week, and once the rain started on Tuesday, it didn’t stop until Sunday in the wee early hours of the morning. The ground is absolutely soaked even with a full day of (relatively) nice weather. I…

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Blade Carbon Wheels, Fat Dogs, and Measuring Improvement!

Blade Carbon Wheels, Fat Dogs, and Measuring Improvement!

My Blade Carbon Wheels are arriving next week! Very excited about this one. My Blade Carbon Wheels are going to be here next week, which means I’ll be riding outside again in no time. The weather is starting to be consistently warmer, winds are returning to seasonal, and sun is shining bright. It’s bike riding season! I do a great deal of training with Trainer Road on my turbo trainer. The turbo is great because it requires consistent effort, not…

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I had a bad run. And now I’m in a bad mood.

I had a bad run. And now I’m in a bad mood.

Also I hate treadmills. It’s been about a week since I ranted about treadmills, so I guess I’m due. I’m now fully convinced that treadmills and me do not get along. They’re evil. The weather tonight was cold and rainy – aka the worst possible weather imaginable. I’d take snow over this any day. So I decided to do my run indoors on the treadmill. Expecting the worst. Got worse than I expected. Damn it was bad. This time the…

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Turn up the Volume!

Turn up the Volume!

I’m continuing to push quite a bit of volume for me. This week, I’m slated to hit 1140 TSS, but I’m sure I’ll blow past that by more than a few. Last week I exceeded the TSS goal of 1040 by almost 50 points (49.5, to be exact). And the week before, hit 935 on a 930 target. I was wondering this week how this volume compares to last year, and I was surprised at the result. Last year my…

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I hate Treadmills

I hate Treadmills

They’re the worst. Treadmills are awful. I’m very angry with mine right now. I’m skeptical at the best of times that I’m getting “as good” a workout from treadmills as I do from outside. There are obvious benefits – pacing being out of my control is one of them. I find it much easier to sustain a difficult pace on a treadmill than out in the real world. But that also has me thinking that I should be better at…

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