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Coming up to the end of Cycling Base!

Coming up to the end of Cycling Base!

I get to celebrate the end of a HUGE accomplishment (for me). I’m in my last week right now of Trainer Road’s Sweet Spot Base High Volume. Holy cow does this thing WORK! I’ve put on over 50 watts from my first FTP test, and I’m sure I’ll add at least another 10-15 on my next test (Tuesday). That’s a ton of growth. I’m celebrating because its hard and I’m sticking at it. It’s a lot of cycling, and my…

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Weekly Workouts – May 22 to May 28

Weekly Workouts – May 22 to May 28

Weekly Stats: Swim: 6650m, TSS 147.2 Bike: 350km, TSS 896.4 Run: 6.37km, TSS 45.0 Total Duration: 14:44 Total TSS: 1088.8 CTL: 121.5 ATL: 146.5 Form: -9.2 Lots of work this week. The vast majority on the bike too. I started playing around with Zwift this week. A nice change of pace but not sure it will catch on for me. I was still able to do the Trainer Road workouts using the workout mode in Zwift. This did work quite…

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Weekly Workouts – May 15 to May 21

Weekly Workouts – May 15 to May 21

Weekly Stats: Swim: 10600m, TSS 239.4 Bike: 201 km, TSS 441.5 Run: 0km, TSS 0.0 Total Duration: 9.53 Total TSS: 680.8 CTL: 115.2 ATL: 95.7 Form: 6.4 What was completed this week was pretty high quality. Saturday and Sunday were taken as rest days though due to the long weekend. I was at the cottage and thought it would be a good time for a mental break. Hoping the rest also helps clean up some of the back/sciatica problems. I’m…

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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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Weekly Workouts – April 24 to April 30

Weekly Workouts – April 24 to April 30

Weekly Stats: Swim: 13750m, TSS 315.8 Bike: 233 km, TSS 550.5 Run: 27.6 km, TSS 236.5 Total Duration: 14:22 Total TSS: 1102.7 CTL: 127.2 ATL: 171.2 Form: -39.3 A very odd week. Monday & Tuesday were non-training days, so I tried to cram in lots of work through the rest of the week. I’m not really sure where to begin, or how to feel about this. Just a strange week. Unfortunate that I missed my TSS goal, but next week is…

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Nuts Week….

Nuts Week….

This has been a crazy nuts week. Honestly, I have no idea how to feel about it. Monday & Tuesday I wrote about a bit here. Short version – took two days to spend with my wife and not train, with the exception of a Tuesday morning FTP test on the bike (with excellent results, so points in the plus column). My weekly TSS goal was 1310, which is a lot. As of right now, Saturday evening, I’m sitting at…

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And Now for Something Totally Different!

And Now for Something Totally Different!

Monday & Tuesday of this week were a bit different than typical this week. My wife has been working hard in grad school, and finished up the term on Saturday. I decided to take a few days off from work to spend with her before she gets going again, so Monday and Tuesday of this week were busy! We decided on two day trips. Monday, we took a drive up to the Bruce Peninsula to do some hiking. Of course,…

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Weekly Workouts – April 17 to April 23

Weekly Workouts – April 17 to April 23

Weekly Stats: Swim: 4600m, TSS 103.1 Bike: 261 km, TSS 760.7 Run: 43.9 km, TSS 363.3 Total Duration: 14:39 Total TSS: 1227.1 CTL: 121.2 ATL: 177.9 Form: -37.5 With the pool closed again this week, I had to make up some TSS in the other two disciplines. I also had a really lousy swim on one of my workouts, and I bailed after just 1400m, so really didn’t do much of anything in the pool this week. My arms were feeling…

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Weekly Workouts – April 10 to 16

Weekly Workouts – April 10 to 16

Weekly Stats: Swim: 6650m, TSS 148.0 Bike: 251 km, TSS 628.2 Run: 43.6 km, TSS 358.2 Total Duration: 15:02 Total TSS: 1134.7 CTL: 110.9 ATL: 157.8 Form: -48.0 This was an interesting week. It had a mix of highs and lows, and at least once in the same day a high and a low. I think the best way to detail that is to go through each workout with a few comments below, like I typically do. In short, it ended…

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Hard Recovery

Hard Recovery

Yep, Blargh. The long run from yesterday tapped me a bit. Feeling drained today, so much so that I even have my compression socks on. I should have had them on last night post-run but didn’t think about it. Hard recovery. My 5 AM ride today was supposed to be 80 minutes with 4 x 15 at sweet spot intensity (75% to 90% FTP today) – Trainer Road’s Glassy. I managed to get the first two done but after that my…

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