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  • in reply to: FTP threshold Tacx #23548
    Avatardirtnap
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    Hey Frank, one thing that really helped me was a very powerful fan. Not sure where you are in the world but Lasko make excellent fans for the construction industry and here in the states you can pick one up at Homedepot. These fans move a lot of air, way more than a box fan, and are very quiet and compact. I combine it with a Wemo plug which allows me to turn the fan on and off from my phone.

    Lasko fan on amazon

    Hope that helps
    Neil

    in reply to: First 50 mile race #16528
    Avatardirtnap
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    That’s what I was thinking but wanted to get your input. Thank you for your time and insight.

    in reply to: First 50 mile race #16522
    Avatardirtnap
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    Ok, understood and makes sense.

    What should I be doing from now until April? Another plan or just riding unstructured?

    Thanks

    in reply to: First 50 mile race #16519
    Avatardirtnap
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    Lynda, after healing from my crash in July I restarted the Masters 40+ base training plan, which I’m finishing up this week. I would like to ride a 300 mile MTB route across Vermont in mid April or early May depending on weather. This would be an unsupported ITT similar in race style to the AZT or CTR. If that goes well I’d like to attempt the Colorado trail race this year, so that is July 21ish. Then 2 comparatively smaller rides, the D2R2 100k on 8/19 and the VT50 on 9/24.

    One question, I was initially going to attempt the AZTR and purchased that plan, can I modify that to use to train for the CTR? I know they are very different races weather,elevation,water needs, etc but thought maybe the physical training would be similar. I already own the 50 mile personal record plan too.

    Thanks

    • This reply was modified 5 years ago by Avatardirtnap.
    in reply to: First 50 mile race #15148
    Avatardirtnap
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    Lynda, quick update. I finished the base plan and moved on to the 50 mile plan as you recommended but on wk2 d7 I took a spill and managed to break both collar bones and a rib! Just riding down a dirt road I’ve ridden a bunch of times and my front wheel slid out on a turn. Totally bummed out for obvious reason but also because I was making very good fitness gains with your plan. Hopefully I’ll be back at it in sept.

    P.S. your name was mentioned in an article about Chris plesko’s (sp) amazing divide finish, congrats! Way to coach!

    in reply to: First 50 mile race #14787
    Avatardirtnap
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    Meant to write, Lynda.

    in reply to: First 50 mile race #14786
    Avatardirtnap
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    Now I have a plan! Thanks Lynday.

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