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2014-10-30 7:59 AM
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Subject: RE: SBR Utopia ~~~~ Permanently OPEN!!

Originally posted by marcag  One site that could be huge because this is only the tip of the iceberg is Zwift.com 

Did you get in as a beta tester?  I gave it a shot, along with the supposed number of 10,000 other users, but got what I took to be the standard - you'll need to wait - email.  Not sure my aged laptop would handle the graphics anyway, but like you said, the site has enormous potential.



2014-10-30 12:47 PM
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Originally posted by marcag
Originally posted by Asalzwed

Originally posted by Fred D

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I imagine that goes for the other two disciplines as well. 

I'm not sure (as much).

Running in a group can be great if all the same or similar speed, however, for me, I have caused injuries to myself by trying to 'keep up' with faster runners.

On the bike, riding in the group has definite benefits, but it is a totally different kind of riding. We were pushing 600+ watts at various intervals on today's ride... that isn't necessarily ideal ironman training. I do think a once a week group ride is of great benefit to most triathletes.

I tend to run alone...

I guess maybe I am assuming a certain level of discipline but there has been nothing better for me than running in a group. It would be pretty silly to just go out with a random group and hope you all have the same pace and goals.

Of course I am pretty lucky and we have, essentially, pace groups that are separated by VDOT. 

 

I agree, When you have well organized groups and people that know how to pace, track training in a group to be really beneficial. People atry harder to pace properly and you do push yousrselves to get through those last hard intervals. But people have to be in sync with their paces. Organizing by VDOT makes a lot of sense. I need to find an indoor track this winter

Exactly. It just has to be executed properly. I think a lot of people think "speedwork" or time on the track means running all out for any given interval. I've NEVER run all out in one of our workouts. It's all put together thoughtfully.

Also, there is an expectation that you have the other workouts and mileage to support some "speed" and that it is proportionate.

A HUGE part of our group are masters runners/triathletes, and very successful ones at that. 

Running together keeps everyone accountable. Accountable to finishing the workout when maybe you wouldn't want to and accountable to the pace. No one is trying to "win" the workout. Another big benefit I see is learning to run in a pack. Learning how to tuck in behind people, learning how to pass successfully, learning how to communicate. It's a huge benefit to know how to work together during a race, no matter the distance. 

2014-10-30 1:39 PM
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Subject: RE: SBR Utopia ~~~~ Permanently OPEN!!
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Originally posted by marcag  One site that could be huge because this is only the tip of the iceberg is Zwift.com 

Did you get in as a beta tester?  I gave it a shot, along with the supposed number of 10,000 other users, but got what I took to be the standard - you'll need to wait - email.  Not sure my aged laptop would handle the graphics anyway, but like you said, the site has enormous potential.




I did not get in yet.
2014-10-30 3:21 PM
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Originally posted by Fred D

Originally posted by brigby1

Is there any more info on the team? I see a Facebook page, but can't seem to find more info like the older Zoot Ultra web page.

I should say, that my Team Zoot 2015 stuff should be on the "Down Low" for now, as they haven't made formal announcements. I'm told that I'm in, but that the Team will be formally announced in November.

There will be a general application coming, which you will likely see on ST. If you are interested, PM me and I can let you know.

Hah!  Another year, another rejection letter.....

Congrats on getting in again, well deserved!

2014-10-30 3:28 PM
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Been sort of bumping along, trying to manage this foot and still do the mary.  Did a 15K trail run last weekend and I needed more, so I added 6 more miles for a total of 15 miles with 1400 elevation.  Foot gets a little sore, but holds up and rebounds pretty quickly.  The mary has a total of 2300-2400 foot elevation.

I was pretty happy to come in 6/45 in the race, although (obviously) not a stellar field (they, like fastyellow, were all running the 30K).  And got 3d AG.  But that was 3/3!  

Havent had any real interest in swimming or the odd weekend bike here and there.  Hard to keep weight down this way, especially as work's been uber stressful.  Been on BT less in general as my iphone has gone back to the mobile format for some reason, which is unreadable so I just don't even come on here much

2014-10-30 4:07 PM
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Adrienne, it sounds great!

There is a local running club that does group runs and 1 mile winter series indoors.

From descriptions from friends it is quite different than your club, much more trying to half wheel the workout, etc.

I know for me it's not a good option, but from what you describe it sounds like it is much better where you are. Truthfully I am so not interested in speed work, that I may be the main source of the problem...



2014-10-30 4:09 PM
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Originally posted by GoFaster

Originally posted by marcag  One site that could be huge because this is only the tip of the iceberg is Zwift.com 

Did you get in as a beta tester?  I gave it a shot, along with the supposed number of 10,000 other users, but got what I took to be the standard - you'll need to wait - email.  Not sure my aged laptop would handle the graphics anyway, but like you said, the site has enormous potential.

I applied too, but probably too late. It does look cool.

Does anyone here know if you can run a computrainer thru a Mac?

2014-10-30 4:12 PM
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Subject: RE: SBR Utopia ~~~~ Permanently OPEN!!
Originally posted by Fred D

Originally posted by GoFaster

Originally posted by marcag  One site that could be huge because this is only the tip of the iceberg is Zwift.com 

Did you get in as a beta tester?  I gave it a shot, along with the supposed number of 10,000 other users, but got what I took to be the standard - you'll need to wait - email.  Not sure my aged laptop would handle the graphics anyway, but like you said, the site has enormous potential.

I applied too, but probably too late. It does look cool.

Does anyone here know if you can run a computrainer thru a Mac?




Yes. Golden Cheetah will control it. I am pretty sure I have tried it, I can try if that is an option

I think ErgVideo works with the windows emulation stuff.


2014-10-30 11:31 PM
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And the travelling begins. My interview is in early afternoon tomorrow so planning on maybe doing a swim at the YMCA since it is a block away from my hotel and the hospital. Get rid of some nervous energy...
2014-10-31 8:37 AM
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And the travelling begins. My interview is in early afternoon tomorrow so planning on maybe doing a swim at the YMCA since it is a block away from my hotel and the hospital. Get rid of some nervous energy...


Good luck!
2014-10-31 11:09 AM
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Interesting comments on Powermeters at Kona

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/10/kona-bike-power-analysis.html


2014-10-31 12:36 PM
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Originally posted by marcag Interesting comments on Powermeters at Kona http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/10/kona-bike-power-analysis.html

His theory on the Garmin Vectors has some merit.  When I last went into my LBS to ask if they could give me a price on a new Powertap, the first thing he said to me was "have you heard about the new Garmin pedal ones?".

2014-10-31 12:36 PM
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Originally posted by mndymond And the travelling begins. My interview is in early afternoon tomorrow so planning on maybe doing a swim at the YMCA since it is a block away from my hotel and the hospital. Get rid of some nervous energy...

Good luck!!

2014-10-31 12:52 PM
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Originally posted by marcag Interesting comments on Powermeters at Kona http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/10/kona-bike-power-analysis.html

His theory on the Garmin Vectors has some merit.  When I last went into my LBS to ask if they could give me a price on a new Powertap, the first thing he said to me was "have you heard about the new Garmin pedal ones?".

So, based on how data is interpreted in recent threads in TT, I take this analysis to mean that 1/2 the field wouldn't have made it to Kona if they weren't riding with a PM...

2014-10-31 1:53 PM
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Originally posted by axteraa

Originally posted by marcag Interesting comments on Powermeters at Kona http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/10/kona-bike-power-analysis.html

His theory on the Garmin Vectors has some merit.  When I last went into my LBS to ask if they could give me a price on a new Powertap, the first thing he said to me was "have you heard about the new Garmin pedal ones?".

That's true...the bike shops around here don't carry many power meters in stock.  Certainly not SRM, P2M, or Stages.  They can order you those of course, but Garmin is the one power meter I actually see on display a lot as most shops do sell other Garmin products like the 510/810/920/620 etc.  

I'm hoping that we do start to see the $500 power meter that measures total power soon.  

2014-10-31 9:00 PM
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I'm tired. Did a workout before and then ended up going to the Y for a run and mini swim/hot tub after my interview. Exercise to knock myself out from over analyzing my responses. Looks like I'll be training hard to distract myself for the next 6 weeks before match day! Wooo.

Selecting out workout gear to bring was difficult with the season right now. Carting around my runners tied to my bag because they don't fit in it! Haha. #classytriathlete

Off to Edmonton now....YEGGGGG.


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