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January 6th, 2018 – My Least Favorite Workout Profile

The CTS field test. Nobody likes it. But 6% improvement feels good!

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January 5th, 2018 – Definitely not the good stuff

Going to my first Physiotherapy to come back from my broken arm did not go as desired. The prescription from the orthopedic surgeon mentioned “massage, heat, ice, gentle movement and TENS”. Sounded pretty good to me. My wife said, “don’t […]

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Jan 3rd, 2018 – Top of the Volcano

I got to see a new area on my favorite virtual training tool today – Zwift. It was only a recovery ride but hey, why not. Lots of fun to ride by a volcano. I love the integration of Training […]

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January 2, 2018 – No Surgery

Fractured, yes! Surgery, no! Physical therapy for 2 months but otherwise considered lucky! Mountain Biking – 1, Craig – 0

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Proud of 2017 – Bring on the next year

An average year..but better than 2016, and better than 2015..not bad considering I started cycling in 2015. Some figures missing from the above but overall, I’m proud.

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Why does my shoulder hurt?

Well, two months ago, when you fell down that 10ft ravine – because you couldn’t unclip fast enough while coming up a hill and not being able to jump over a log – you broke your humerus and need to […]

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Consistency is Everything

I can’t expect my FTP to improve when I only put in enough TSS a week to maintain. FTP increase and TSS increase are correlated over time.

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Toughness is Built, Not Inherited

I think Chris Carmichael wrote the seminal commentary on this. Essentially, you can always find a reason not to go on a ride or a run – too hot, too cold, too dark, raining, too tired etc. Its only through […]

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Strava is Great when you’re Traveling

I learned this in riding in Austin, TX for the first time. A lot of traffic and intimidating roads. Okay, where do you go for 50 miles of cycling? Pull out Strava, do a local search for local athletes and […]

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FTP Is not a Badge

Its just a measurement. It can and will change over time and while its a good relative indicator of how well you can perform over time, its not a goal itself. FTP is a process measure, not an outcome measure. […]

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