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pascalo

Member since Sep 2008 • Last active May 2019

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    Yes plz

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    I've just gotten a new toy: Tacx Neo 2 ... now need a cassette ... and f.. you Wahoo Kickr Snap

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    Nope. It was the longest and hardest ride I have ever done at that point. In the ramp up I worked up to a 200k ride with about 3000m vert.

    What's relevant for your event is obviously very different to a one day climb fest. If you have massive doubts about whether your training is on point, I would suggest to speak to a coach or a self trained athlete with experience in ultra distance stuff. Then make a plan for that.

    Getting coaching really worked for me. It's taken away the guess work and doubt and all I had to do is follow "the plan" ... which I also could make visible to my wife, and she knew what was on the cards when, plus she knew it was not just arbitrary selfishness that made me go slog 6 hours in the hills.

    Of course if you feel you're on track then just keep on doing what you're doing.

    How long till TCR?

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    What type of port is this on my powertap g3 dual mode cap? why not usb as pictured in all the manuals?

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    From what I’ve read high torque is what I want to be avoiding on the ride.

    On the ride yes, but that doesn't mean it cannot be beneficial in training. So the way this worked in the plan set out for me previously is that I'd have 4 blocks let's say:

    1) Base
    2) Build
    3) Peak (? at least I think that's what it's called ?)
    4) Taper

    Each one of them maybe 3-4 weeks long.
    So the strength and high torque work would all happen in the first block primarily, then afterwards you'd reduce the gym work to lighter stuff and start converting the acquired strength into power by introducing high cadence work, Threshold intervals etc etc. Then in the Peak phase you'd do whatever is specific to your event, i.e. sharp intervals and lots of capacity stuff. Then the taper reduces the overall load but keeps or even ups the intensity. By that time your CTL (I track that in Trainingpeaks) has dropped and you end up with Form.

    That's how it was explained to me anyways. This was all set out for me by my coach at the time. In hindsight I found the low cadence stuff and dead lifts in the gym really useful. It helped me to cope with fatigue during the rides I did later, because I knew what tired and sore felt like.

    Hope that makes sense?

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    Do you have strength blocks in your plan, i.e. gym work and high torque/low cadence stuff?

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    Back of Falls starts off with a 19% kicker and goes 10% avg for the following 9km. With 200k and 3000m+ vert in the legs, it's pretty relentless.

    https://www.strava.com/segments/14499164­

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    I think I've actually not increased my FTP much if not lost some 20min and shorter duration power during the last 4 months because I had to do so much volume to prepare for peaks challenge falls creek. On the flip side I got much better at long rides, fat adapted and can torque my way up steep climbs for much much longer than before, but that's what volume climbing gets you I guess. FTP in the end is how well you perform in the given test format, and that's deffo not a long ass ride or the TCR or whatever.

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