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very cool - in NY state now, only a matter of time until it comes to NJ...
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What a great season for my Padres (I'm going to stop following as of today, after way too many painful years, AAA team in the majors!) - they're 1-0, beat the team with the highest payroll, and they've apparently got someone lined up to play in right field if their opening day starter doesn't work out - awesome!
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Dodgers took care of business there after
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First post Tour of Sufferlandria serious trainer ride - FTP test. On the +Wahoo Fitness Kickr - built in power doesn't lie. Real different than running the virtual power from +TrainerRoad - up to 277 from 245 during the Tour...Tour ride was probably a little soft due to back-to-back-to-back days on the trainer...still power measured from a real power meter. There's nowhere to hide on the Kickr...
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thanks +Peter Wick - +Rich Tomko the 20 min power interval was 292, the 245 is the result of the Rubber Glove we did as day 1 of the Tour. +TrainerRoad shows the OLD Threshold power atop your workout, as it doesn't know per se the new FTP until you're done. In contrast my aborted ISLAGIATT shows my new FTP - much harder at the new level, but feels like I'm working out.
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Tour of Sufferlandria Complete - a whopping 815 TSS points on the bike alone this week - that's 8 hours at threshold equivalent. A tiny badge on my +TrainerRoad page. That's 13 videos since Wed 22nd of Jan - too much, time for a single day off - then I'm going for a run.

thanks +Rich Tomko fellow sufferer - and also to +Guillermo Ruiz who I still owe 6 miles of running. thanks to +digdeepcoaching too for the great training plan preceding this.

Should be interesting to see what happens to my FTP.
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Oh, I bailed on the Kickr - couldn't sprint on it - don't know how yet. Reinstalled the original, so you're looking at virtual power numbers...again. I did turn the thing to 'Interval' mode which makes it exponentially harder once you put the power down = hard workout.

Finished! in all senses of the word
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Stage 7 in two parts over 2:10 done. Ridiculous - Exhausted
Peddled 48.4 miles - no wind, on trainer, but still. TSS of 193
Performed 1589 KJ - which means I need to eat!

http://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/rides/693725 (Angels, first video) Second in the link below.

+TrainerRoad +TheSufferfest +Rich Tomko +Guillermo Ruiz 
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No, no! I can't believe you drank it - you are a stronger (stomach) man than I. I thought you were going to pull a Sufferfest and say 'and now you throw it away' (fellow Sufferlandrians will get the reference). Thanks for doing this today, enjoyed it!
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Bit off more than I could chew here - I wasn't that happy with my ride of It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time in the Tour, so I took the snow day to attempt the Rubber Glove to ISLAGIATT back-to-back. Man it's harder on the Kickr. You have to put our the watts consistently. In all fairness I was using a Power Meter during the Tour too, but this was fundamentally different. 1 hour and 13 mins was just about enough - time for a rest day.
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short, potentially painful but rewarding way to boost VO2max!
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8/9! Gonna finish this beast.

First ride on the +Wahoo Fitness Kickr. Man in ERG mode one could ride the entire thing in a single gear. But I was having problems with the resistance being too low on the spin outs after the sprints. I know how to sort that now, just in time for Violator tomorrow.

Normalized Power of 223 for 1:45 works - this is consistent with what I did at Toughman where I averaged 200 for 3 hours. But this is the 8th day of this straight. Wondering what the season holds for me.

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8/9 Now you can easily follow my progress in the "Tour"
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by the way 756 TSS points this week - meaning 7.5 HOURS at threshold, yikes!
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