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2014-07-30 6:46 AM
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Dealing with a sore muscle on the back of my right knee.  Not really the hamstring, but I don't think it's an IT band either.  Feels like a sore muscle as it's the area that cramped up pretty bad after my ride on Saturday.  Wanted to spin yesterday, but opted for full rest instead.  Will likely hop on the bike and do some ridiculously easy miles on very flat terrain after work.

I did manage to climb almost 42k feet over 8 days last week.  The last ride on Saturday was the azz kicker as it was super hot and I was getting dangerously close to heat exhaustion.  Needless to say the next few days will be focused on recovery, then hopefully a few short but hard rides, hopefully in good shape for Mauna Loa next Saturday.

My leg started hurting just reading about climbing 42K in 8 days.  Then I reminded myself you measure things with that funny imperial system and it didn't seem so bad...

Well the guy that had the highest total for the challenge worldwide was at something like 67k of elevation gain...in meters.  I looked at his rides, I think I would have shot myself.  He was doing like 70 repeats of a 500 foot climb on the last day. 

Knee is feeling a lot better today.  It was sore throughout yesterday so I didn't get to spin, but it feels about 80-90% right now.  

I saw some of the rides that guy was doing.  Craziness!

Turns out my 20k TT is Thursday and not today.  They posted the wrong date on the FB page..



2014-07-30 6:58 AM
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Originally posted by Fred D Ok I posted on ST but not much response yet. If I focused in the off season on swimming, what would be the best bang for the buck. Online swim coach? Swim camp? I don't think I have any resources in town that are obvious. Thoughts?

The suggestion of getting a good video of your swim is a good one.  Something above and below water from lots of angles is perfect.  

What is your masters group like, are they good solid workouts?  Are there people there to push you hard so that you finish a set and just hang off the end of the wall completely spent, unable to speak because your only focus is breathing?

2014-07-30 7:21 AM
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Originally posted by Fred D Ok I posted on ST but not much response yet. If I focused in the off season on swimming, what would be the best bang for the buck. Online swim coach? Swim camp? I don't think I have any resources in town that are obvious. Thoughts?

The suggestion of getting a good video of your swim is a good one.  Something above and below water from lots of angles is perfect.  

What is your masters group like, are they good solid workouts?  Are there people there to push you hard so that you finish a set and just hang off the end of the wall completely spent, unable to speak because your only focus is breathing?

I think the swim video option is a great one as well if you don't have a local coach.  There are a few good (based on some reviews) sites that let you submit video and they'll break it all down for you and tell you what to focus on, etc.  The big thing is getting the angles they want, and ensuring you have repeatability each time you submit video to them.

2014-07-30 7:25 AM
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Anyone made the switch over to Garmin Express from Ant Agent?  I did this a number of weeks ago and it's a serious PITA and I can't upload to BT anymore through my Garmin (or TP for that matter, but I add those ones manually).  Anyone have suggestions?

I use Garmin Express but I don't have a device that uses the ant agent.  For TP, you can set it up to automatically push from GC to TP  and BT is working on the same.  Ron says it's almost ready.

For now, you could do the automatic sync to TP and then you can do an import from TP to BT.  Still a PITA until they get the sync to BT going too.

Thanks for that - unfortunately, I think it's only for Premium members.

Mmm, there is a comment in the post from Ray saying it works with the Free version.  I can't find anything else that confirms that though....

Well shucks - it did work.  I didn't think it was setup properly because the TP site never asked for my GC login information, so I'm stumped as to how that all happened (maybe because I was logged into GC when I did it).  Either way, it synced my ride from last night right away which was great.

Now, I really hope BT can do the same because I do like having my logs here so people can see what I've been up to when I ask training/volume questions.  I read another link from Ray though that said Garmin were going to charge sites and apps $5K to be able to use the API, so I'm guessing this one is costing BT.

2014-07-30 9:12 AM
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2014-07-30 9:29 AM
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This mere mortal can only dream - for Pro cyclists it goes to show what a lifetime on a bike can do for you.  Still hard to believe a guy like Rogers just managed his first stage win after a decade of riding the TDF.



2014-07-30 2:03 PM
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This mere mortal can only dream - for Pro cyclists it goes to show what a lifetime on a bike can do for you.  Still hard to believe a guy like Rogers just managed his first stage win after a decade of riding the TDF.

Yeah no doubt.

Bike riders are amazing, pure and simple.

Does anyone know how much Rogers weighs?

2014-07-30 2:04 PM
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I am thinking of the swim video stuff. Shane suggested a Go Pro camera under water from someone else to get views.

Another banner day in TT...

2014-07-30 2:14 PM
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I am thinking of the swim video stuff. Shane suggested a Go Pro camera under water from someone else to get views.

Another banner day in TT...




If driving through Montreal on your way to IMMT, you could drop by Cycle Technique. They have an endless pool with below and above water video equipment.




2014-07-30 2:20 PM
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Yup...actually, a better comparison is the one day classics.  I've seen power files where guys that don't even finish in the lead pack are throwing down 340w AP for 3.5 hours of a 6.5 hour race.

2014-07-30 3:36 PM
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This mere mortal can only dream - for Pro cyclists it goes to show what a lifetime on a bike can do for you.  Still hard to believe a guy like Rogers just managed his first stage win after a decade of riding the TDF.

Yeah no doubt.

Bike riders are amazing, pure and simple.

Does anyone know how much Rogers weighs?

73kg / 160lbs according to the Tinkoff-Saxo team page.



2014-07-30 4:22 PM
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I am thinking of the swim video stuff. Shane suggested a Go Pro camera under water from someone else to get views.

Another banner day in TT...

If driving through Montreal on your way to IMMT, you could drop by Cycle Technique. They have an endless pool with below and above water video equipment.

Either this or the GoPro would be a great start.  Will your pool let you take video while you swim? Mine won't  - although if I explained why and did it first thing when they open up they probably would.

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