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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:44 pm 
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Surgery, drugs of joining a gym are not on the cards!

I do a couple of interval sessions a week, one with short reps for leg speed :facepalm: and the other with longer reps. Twice a month i do a measured 10 to see how i am progressing, or not as the case maybe :lol:

I'm spinning well at 23 / 24 mph and breathing ok but my legs are giving out before my breathing does. I was thinking about chucking some hill reps in.

Any thoughts?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:47 pm 
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grumpycommuter wrote:
Surgery, drugs of joining a gym are not on the cards!

I do a couple of interval sessions a week, one with short reps for leg speed :facepalm: and the other with longer reps. Twice a month i do a measured 10 to see how i am progressing, or not as the case maybe :lol:

I'm spinning well at 23 / 24 mph and breathing ok but my legs are giving out before my breathing does. I was thinking about chucking some hill reps in.

Any thoughts?


old age just like me mate :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:04 pm 
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Fartlek :)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:08 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Fartlek :)

Shaun


Oh God!! I've done countless of them when i was a runner. Still feel queasy thinking about them.

Martin - it did occur to me that i am probably just too old for all this :cry:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:10 pm 
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just enjoy what you are doing matey , who cares about going fast at our age


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:14 pm 
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biggs682 wrote:
just enjoy what you are doing matey , who cares about going fast at our age


It's a fair point....sadly i wasn't even fast when i was younger :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:03 pm 
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Please tell me you don't have a heart rate monitor.......

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:07 pm 
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I used to be the same, I found it was because I was overtraining and not having enough rest between :facepalm:

Now I have at least one whole days rest a week and that's total rest (ie sofa/tv)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:54 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Please tell me you don't have a heart rate monitor.......

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Good god NO!!

widowmaker wrote:
I used to be the same, I found it was because I was overtraining and not having enough rest between :facepalm:

Now I have at least one whole days rest a week and that's total rest (ie sofa/tv)


I suspect there may be a little of this as well. You must be fit cycling in Dorset, it's a little lumpy isn't it?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:58 pm 
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grumpycommuter wrote:
Midlife wrote:
Please tell me you don't have a heart rate monitor.......

Shaun


Good god NO!!

widowmaker wrote:
I used to be the same, I found it was because I was overtraining and not having enough rest between :facepalm:

Now I have at least one whole days rest a week and that's total rest (ie sofa/tv)


I suspect there may be a little of this as well. You must be fit cycling in Dorset, it's a little lumpy isn't it?



The roads are quiet (apart from the odd crazy tractor driver), the scenery and villages are beautiful but the hills are a killer :)

The descents are worth it :wink:


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