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jim1985

Member since Jan 2012 • Last active May 2017

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    I meant more when it drops mid-ride as opposed to being low to start. If my HR is low before i've even got going i know i'm definitely a bit overdone.

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    On long rides recently (i.e., 6 hours+), i've noticed my heart rate always drops after about 4-5 hours. Is that a sign of FUBAR?

    I've been eating a lot on the rides, and drinking a fair bit. No matter how much i've been feulling, I always always always lose power pretty bad in the last hour (so, not long after the drop in HR), even when going out at a not too stupid pace.

    Ideas, thoughts, comments?

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    My hips are not happy and i need some advice / ideas...

    Have found in the last week that anything over 2 hours outdoors and my hips are becoming ridiculously tight, to the point that standing in the pedals is super-painful and i just can't put proper power through the pedals whether sitting or standing.

    Have checked and double checked saddle height and fore/aft and nothing's changed.

    Have always done a lot of stretching and foam roller and have started doing even more stuff focussed around hips, quads and gluten since this started happening. It doesn't seem to be helping.

    Only thing that's changed in my riding recently is a bit more high intensity on the turbo, and i did my longest ride in a very long time (185 very hilly kms) on sunday.
    I feel well recovered from the big ride in myself and my energy levels etc. So not sure if the hip thing is a symptom of that, but have done plenty of long-ish rides in recent months.

    Any ideas at all? It's ruining my outdoor riding

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    I've had a half-assed attempt at a few of the sufferfest yoga videos and can never keep up as they don't explain the moves! The woman's voice annoys me too, lol.

    Not tried the warm down ones though - will have a look

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    Anyone here do yoga / pilates? Am looking to boost core strength and flexibility.

    I used to do leg strength work partly as a means of building my core as a byproduct but am nearly always getting DOMS from it (despite having done it through winter) and its fucking my training so am probably going to bin it.

    Anyway - yoga / pilates - worth it? My balance is pretty poor so it should help that too.

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    Started doing more intensity on the turbo in the last few weeks (z4 - 5) as opposed to longer rides outdoors due to a lack of time juggling work and a flat move.

    I know there's a lot more to it than your PMC lines, but it's kinda dispiriting seeing CTL steadily going down. Feel like i'm losing form even though i'm just actually working different systems. Anyone else find it hard not to get preoccupied with the fitness / freshness graph?

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    You've got the endurance so don't stress about that too much.

    Maybe

    • 2 x z4 and 5 on the turbo indoors in the week
    • 1 x easy (z2) on the turbo
    • 1 x long / club ride at the weekend (the 'soul' ride)

    ?

    And stop obsessing and overanalysing it so much.

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    cool ta. just ordered a vastly cheaper one off amazon. am so shit at tech stuff so wanted to check!

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    This is a proper N00b question so apologies.

    I have a MacBook air with thunderbolt port and a tv with an HDMI port.

    What cable do i need to hook the laptop to the TV? it's not really clear what other names are given to a thunderbolt port- is it also called a 'mini display port'?

    Something like this?
    maplin.co.uk/p/maplin-white-m­ini-displayport-to-hdmi-cable-3m-a26xb?c­mpid=ppc:computing___office:pla:google&g­clid=Cj0KEQjwioHIBRCes6nP56Ti1IsBEiQAxxb­5Gy8HYCgJzTJeCL-SI78wP0oqckT6vysN6QN2e2c­tHLYaAnQ48P8HAQ

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    Did my first turbo session in about 3 weeks after only riding on the road in that period and it was fucking awful. Even pushing z3 felt hard.

    The pedal stroke / action felt so much harder than normal, like a lot more muscular force required than road. I've never noticed the difference that badly and have a always got on reasonably well with my turbo. Gonna have to just force out a few sessions with a lowered FTP till i adapt i guess...

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