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  • stevious
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    @ferrals @haze – I’m going for low volume this year for the same reasons.

    @gray – Ouch.

    Premier Icon sweaman2
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    I’ve always gone for the low volume for that reason.  Easier to add in something as opposed to feel guilty about missing a session.  I’ve just been following plans loosely as doing more running / weight lifting this year for general health and don’t have a big cycling objective.

    @gray – You make me feel lucky which is saying something!!

    Premier Icon gray
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    I’ve also previously found that low volume plus a bit of optional freestyle extra is nice. Once you’ve got the three quality sessions in then anything on top that doesn’t knacker you is a bonus.

    (I did my Achilles playing badminton too, already a bit bored of it, but it doesn’t hurt much.)

    Haze
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    I haven’t played it since, shortly afterwards a work colleague did the same. Seems to be a very common injury in explosive sports.

    tomlevell
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    Gray – Oof you get all the luck don’t you.

    Finished Base pretty tired and started on Build but not feeling right. Probably a small cold but couldn’t hold power and struggling in the real world too. Didn’t back off duration but did on intensity. Sacked the plan off in the 2nd week but felt better so raced on Zwift last week with some decent outdoor rides. Decided to plow on with the plan so this is a realtively easier week then back to week 5 next week. Bit scared that my FTP might be up again as the last test I wasn’t right but maintained the same FTP but I’ve got to remember the failures after that were probably down to health. Ramp test is a much nicer way of doing the FTP estimation also.

    I go for the mid plan as it fits my average hours fine and happy to sub in rides. Just got put on the new beta (look for the Trainroad Beta group on Facebook) plan layout and they now provide a TSS estimate for outdoor rides. I assume it’s more accurate with a HR monitor on. Not fussed about it being 100% accurate but it’s a better indication of the overall load in a week.

    Going forward now it’s “nice” outside I’ll be intending to do Wed/Thurs/Sun outdoors at least.

    Ends up ending the Speciality Phase 1 week early for this years main event at Glentress 7.

    john_l
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    I’ve spent the last few weeks riding outside and decided that it’s infinitely more preferable to sitting on the trainer.

    downside56
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    A quick question on nootropics, has anyone tried them for mountain biking?

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    ferrals
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    I’ve spent the last few weeks riding outside and decided that it’s infinitely more preferable to sitting on the trainer.

    Same.. just cancelled my TR subscription for that reason as it would more be a case of the occaisonal turbo. Interested in the TR beta thing though, as I do tend to try and follow the general plan concept outside. If they can give you an estimated TSS for your outside rides so you can see how well you’re synching into the plan when outside I’d probably re-subscribe. Off to look at facebook!

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    tomlevell
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    That’s essentially it. You have to request access and I think it took about 3 weeks to get in but it might be quicker now. I think it’s been literally switched on this week though.

    I suspect they are trying to compete with Trainingpeaks which I’ve looked at but am just bamboozled by the options and info.

    john_l
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    i’m using Trainingpeaks as well – gives you TSS based on HR.

    TR was great when coming back from busted collarbone, but I needed to get back on the bike properly and particularly for racing SS, I don’t think you can properly replicate that indoors.

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    I’ve kept my subscription going even though my ankle is immobilised, simply because I like the podcast and the product so much that I want to continue supporting them. I’ve cancelled zwift though  and probably won’t switch it back on again. I have a Robocop style boot thing now, so I reckon in a few weeks I’ll fit some flatties and have a go at heel pedalling on the turbo…

    ferrals
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    @tomlevell so how does it work, you upload your gps file to TR and specify what bike etc?

    crosshair
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    Nope, it grabs from Strava. It’s really good!

    I’ve managed to bamboozle it though by riding my rides simultaneously on Zwift and only saving the Zwift ride to Strava. TR can see both of course but the Zwift one is generally longer and contains a few extra TSS points.

    So the TSS score is more than double for those days. I guess that’s why it’s a Beta though.

    It would be the same if you warmed up and cooled down longer on your Garmin and only saved that version etc etc so no doubt they’ll fix it.

    tomlevell
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    I’ve no doubt Training Peaks does but it’s a mess to look and work out what everything is for. I’m sure it’s a more powerful tool in the right hands.

    TR grabs from Strava/Garmin etc.

    Currently you have to manually force it to calculate the TSS by adding a ride intensity scale from 1-10 against their notes. I’m assuming it looks at HR but I don’t know it does for a fact. Might only work on the scale.

    It does take Zwift rides and automatically calculates TSS as they are power based. I guess if you have a power meter outdoors it’ll do the same. One person noted that you can change the FTP on each ride which means outdoor you can alter it if you have a different result.

    john_l
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    I just auto sync my Garmin HR data with TP & there it is.

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    so sorry to ask, I did google/ search but nothing found. Traininerroad on a 1×10 mtb?  have a spare wheel with a closer range cassette on it…    if I whack the resistance up it should be ok?

    will only be two max three sessions a week of intervals for a couple of months…

    brycelewis
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    That’ll work perfect!  I’ve personally spent a lot of time on a trainer with a mountain bike. There are a few things to consider though:

    1.  The trainer will tear up your rear tire.  You may want to consider a trainer specific tire if that is possible with your setup

    2.  You need to make sure that your trainer is compatible with your rear wheel spacing.  Bikes with boost spacing have 148mm rear axles and do not fit in some trainers.  Also worth considering, if you have a rear thru axle, then you will need to pick up a thru axle trainer adapter to allow you to clamp it in the trainer’s frame.

    In general, your gearing should have adequate range on the trainer but that will depend to a degree on the size of your front chainring.  Trainer, tire tread, roller pressure etc will all have an effect on your resistance so I can’t say with certainty what gearing you will need.

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    cheers Bryce, yes I have a specific trainer tyre @ 80psi. 26 inch wheel. front chainring is only 32.  I have used it before but I had a double on the mtb then. but I think I had it on a lower resitance setting.    I also cant seem to find my heart rate montor… it’ll be ok with just speed and cadence sensors yes?

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    You definitely don’t need HR to run perfectly well on TrainerRoad. I always hook up my HR sensor, but that’s more for post-hoc curiosity and long term trend stuff – I pay pretty much no attention to it during the session (I mean, I might notice if it was going bonkers, but otherwise…).

    Sufferfest workouts no longer available via trainerroad – shame as I liked a couple of the less intense ones like ‘power station’ and ‘nine hammers.’

    brycelewis
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    @howsyourdad1

    Yep, all you need is a speed cadence sensor and a supported trainer to get up and running TrainerRoad with VirtualPower 🙂  Feel free to reach out if you have any more questions!

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    I had a 5 minute go on the turbo today, with flat pedals and my big fat Achilles boot thing! Felt weird, and had to lower the saddle a bit to not be a bit uncomfortable, but essentially it was OK  I might use it a bit over the next few weeks, mainly to get blood flowing through my leg and promote healing rather than for fitness, but it’s all good…

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