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  • in reply to: Stages Power and SS #19613
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    Thanks Scott, its a little frustrating since I spend a lot of my time on my SS and was really interested in the numbers from that. However being that a lot of the SS time is in Pisgah and there is so much steep/tech riding the numbers get so skewed they’re hardly worth looking at.

    I suppose I can put it on my geared bike but I’d say I generally spend 50% of my time on my SS then the other 50% is split between a gravel bike and a FS which can’t really share a crank arm, so now I’ve got a power meter for a bike that I’ll spend 25% of my time on.

    I’m still kind of going back and forth with Stages but while they are really responsive and nice, I’m not sure they think there is an issue.

    in reply to: Stages Power and SS #19589
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    Thanks a lot for the feedback, I was thinking the same thing with the accelerometer, but they say it should work, which is why I was hoping to get some other’s experience. I’ll experiment some with the gearing and do some more research on the power2Max.

    in reply to: Stage Race Smart Trainer Update #19338
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    Thanks so much Lynda, majorly appreciated, I’ve enjoyed the plans and they’ve worked pretty well for me.

    in reply to: Unplanned stage race #18222
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    Thanks so much Lynda! – I’m pretty excited about it.

    in reply to: sick…having to miss a few workouts #18183
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    Thanks,

    1 and 2, Understood – hard to tell yourself that sometimes. Plus I really do just love riding my bike.

    Thanks, that’s what I needed.

    in reply to: Plan Stack #17969
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    Out of curiosity did that 100k PR plan get upgraded to have the structured workouts and whatnot?

    in reply to: Plan Stack #17951
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    Thanks! I’m lucky enough to have big parts of those courses in my backyard so I get on course training a lot.

    in reply to: Time Crunched Cat 1 Base #16601
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    Thanks, a power meter isn’t likely in the budget this year. I think I can apply these general concepts to heart rate and perceived exertion though.

    Really enjoying the plan so far, thanks for the responses!

    in reply to: Time Crunched Cat 1 Base #16600
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    Follow up questions
    Time Crunched Cat 1 Base – just finished week 2

    1. When you suggest endurance training rides SS do you mean the ones with endurance in the name? or the long ride on Sunday’s as well?
    2. This might not be a straightforward answer, but I live in a really hilly area and most of the riding that I do includes a lot of more extended climbing and therefore descending, on an SS it becomes really challenging to maintain zone 2 but then i’m totally geared out for a while, do you have some general guidelines for those endurance workouts where the target is zone 1-2 and I’m going to be climbing/descending some. I realize this isn’t the totally ideal situation.
    3. lastly if you happen to make a poor route decision on the longer ride of the week and end up having to work a little harder than anticipated for a little longer than anticipated to get home in time. I’m assuming it would be wise to take a day off.

    Lynda response-
    1. Do all long rides SS
    2. With a power meter on your SS bike it is easier to pace these rides. Aim for 0.66 IF for these rides.
    3. Again, this can be quantified with a power meter. Reduce the following ride by the number of TSS you went over budget.

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