Training

Don't call it a come back

It's been a while since I've posted here, and I shouldn't make any promises that I'll start doing so again regularly, but every now and then something pops up that deserves more than 140 characters or a Facebook post.

I got a question via email today that I realized would be useful for lots of folks, and so decided I wanted to share it here as well. Enjoy.

 

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If I was only just a 'cross rider...

Chris Mayhew asked in the comments to this entry, "what would you do about it?"

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Progress

I haven't had much time to blog this month, because I've been spending most of it on my bike, or on Cycle-Smart. I have a blog entry planned explaining what I'm doing in Tucson, why I'm here, why I'm living alone, and what my goals are for these two months. Soon.

This week is my first rest week since getting back on the bike, and with three weeks of training under my belt, things couldn't be going better, at least from a training standpoint. I'll let the pictures do most of the talking:

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Still no time to blog

But my two months of Hot Animal Machine is underway. Lots of Rollins Band lately, corny as Rollins sometimes may be. He's always comforted me in a way that's different from The Smiths. Morrissey is good when you're not ready to cheer up and are still wallowing in it. Rollins is for when you've had enough of wallowing and are in the angry stage. "Shine" has been the theme song this week:

Shine - Rollins Band

If I listened to everything that they said to me I wouldn`t be here

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More CTL

Two different paths to arrive at the same place; compare my PMCs from 2007 and 2008.

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2008:

 

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CTL for cyclo-cross

What an absolutely perfect Performance Management Chart looks like for an elite-level cyclo-cross rider building up solely for the US season, with no road or MTB race goals as a distraction:

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Terms defined

It seem that in my last post, I used a few terms and abbreviations that not all our readers are familiar with. If you're a Cycle-Smart client training with power, then you will no doubt already be familiar with terms like TSS, IF, CTL, ATL, TSB, etc. If those terms are new for you, or you need a refresher, I highly recommend reading the short articles here. It will give you the background you need to understand where we're coming from when we talk about training with power.

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Good form gone bad

It's really incredible how hard you work for good form, and how easily it can just slip through your fingers when you try to hold on to it.

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