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2012 Data in Review

Every season presents unique challenges.  2012 was an interesting year for me.  I was coming off a significant injury with a broken collarbone in October 2011.  I started a new job in January, and was presented new challenges finding time … Continue reading

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Power Meters for Cyclocross

I was a bit torn on whether to use my almost new 2012 SRAM Red Quarq power meter for cyclocross this season.  Firstly, the chainrings with the hidden bolt that threads through to the crank aren’t used on the Red … Continue reading

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Power Profiling

I’ve been training with a power meter for 2.5 years now. I didn’t have nearly as much racing experience when I first got it, and it has certainly helped me gain insight into my abilities as a cyclist.  TrainingPeaks recently … Continue reading

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Wednesday Weekly Update

Cyclocross is offically here!  The local road racing season is finished with the exception of a fall mid-week TT series.  For those of us who know better, it is time to put away the TT bike and get the CX … Continue reading

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Table Mountain Race Series #1

Between working a different schedule, constant rain, and family obligations I was only able to ride for two hours last week.  I have the baby all day on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, so I usually don’t ride much on those … Continue reading

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The Past Year – By The Numbers

I’ve been going quite well, and have not been doing my threshold estimation tests all summer long.  I find testing to me more useful during the early parts of the season when I am not racing as often. Since I’ve … Continue reading

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What It Takes

As you can see I have achieved my goal of upgrading to Cat 2.  I thought I would write about how I did it.  I realize this is probably individually specific and is only valuable as a case study.  However, … Continue reading

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Threshold Power Estimation Test

As I mentioned a few days ago, power output at threshold is an important measure of cycling fitness. During the season, I usually perform Joe Friel’s FTP Confirmation Test monthly.  I have found this test to be minimally fatiguing and … Continue reading

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If you have access to a power meter, you can generate your power profile. This is the maximum power output you can sustain for different periods of time. The most commonly used time periods are 5 seconds, 1 minute, 5 …

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