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AdsH

Member since Dec 2013 • Last active Jan 2017
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  • in Rides & Races
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    Well done all - must have been hard.

  • in General
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    I challenge anyone to go out and do 4hours at 70-75%. That's LSD.

    Today's effort - minor roads so hard to keep it steady. 1st hour hard to keep low, 2nd hour same, 3rd hour 'are we there yet', 4th hour hard to keep power high enough.

  • in General
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    I did a 4 hour solo ride on Boxing Day at 0.85 IF. Never again, wanted to curl up and cry by the time I got home

    That's not LSD that's a race!

  • in General
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    Is this still true ?

    Think so. Might not have the time to do it but if you can you get increased capillaries, mitochondria and muscle fibres etc => better lactic clearance, more power before carbohydrate burning blah blah.

    Even if you're training for 45mins CX it still benefits just not if it's at the expense of not doing enough intensity too.

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    I've done it religiously for 2 winters and had some decent 6/12hr mtb results but my top end work wasn't good enough and races came as a shock.

    This winter I've had less time so have been doing 2 interval sessions - one at threshold and one at z4 plus Z2. When I don't have time for z2 I do a shorter z3 session.

    Z2 is needed to give a depth to your fitness. It makes physiological changes and allows you to work harder for longer later on.

    The danger with too much higher intensity at this stage is not being able to keep it going.

  • in General
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    Sweet spot can be very painful - I dread my weekly session.

  • in Current Projects
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    180s for the ceramics or for WW? What rotors do you plan on using?

  • in Rides & Races
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    Destroyed an 11s chain and most of an XTR cassette - probably worth the 4s I beat next place by. Carbon stiffness and 2lb got to be worth 4s over 3hrs compared to steel mud bike.

  • in Rides & Races
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    As a really old codger I only do 3hrs. No smashing today - big boys came out to play post xmas.

    My drive train sounds horrific in bad mud.

  • in Epping Forest Honey Badgers
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    Blue jump line you say. Do they do a downlift?

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