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  • in reply to: 80/20 no improvement #16767
    divitoca@gmail.com
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    I use Stryd. It’s been amazing since I’m a hill dweller, and it makes me keep a consistent effort.

    Fwiw, I’m basing this information off of my personal experience doing the level 3 ironman plan last year (and alot of stopping and restarting it based off of race cancellations etc. Since 2020,). I will tell you that I struggled mentally with the plan at first, and permitting myself to “go slow” since it was so different than what I was used to. I had to tell myself to trust they plan…alot, and I’m glad I stick with it. I ended up cutting out the weight training towards the end because I did find that I was really struggling with fatigue. That’s a tough call though, because I also feel like it accelerated my strength and power. I will say that it was not my best or my worst race, BUT, that was because it was record high temps (102 ish), and I chose to ignore all metrics (didn’t even wear a watch and went off perceived effort) because the heat petrified me and I wanted to remove as much pressure as possible. I do not think any other plan would have gotten me through it though, and doing as well as I did given the circumstances. I just restarted the level 3 plan for ironmans in August and October because I was so pleased with it…. and I’m really curious what the plan can help me do in something with a little less heat. It’s also hard to say because my experience will be and is different from yours…

    Consistency is another key factor… Are you very consistent? Are you seeing improvements in the bike and swim?

    When was the last time you tested? Also what kind of a course are you testing on?

    I’m curious to see what David will say. He’s so great at being a detective and has helped me immensely.

    in reply to: 80/20 no improvement #16761
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    I found following my pace to be extremely taxing and stressful. I switched over to power-based running, and it has been so much more freeing for me. I’m no longer “tied” to a pace, and no longer get stressed on my runs about not hitting a target pace… is that something you would consider? Also, how/where are you measuring your data and is it on the same course? How was your sleep the day before… etc., so on

    I didn’t see improvement in my times right away on an 80/20 plan, I would say it took a solid couple of months including the maintenance plan to adjust from extreme intensity all of the time to one that was only 20 % intense- BUT I was SO MUCH LESS Injured… which I would take over getting faster any day. In the end, I did improve…

    There are many factors you might not be seeing improvement (diet, nutrition, fatigue, sleep, stress, injury, sickness, hormones – the list goes on…), but how do you feel in general?

    in reply to: Treadmill training with power #16296
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    in reply to: Continue the program after illness #16292
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    That’s probably pretty individualized to you. You could slightly adjust duration and intensity and base what you do, regarding how will you feel. Unless it’s an astronomical jump in mileage or intensity (which I doubt) you’re probably fine to continue as prescribed, but it would depend on how well you’ve recovered from your illness (imo)

    in reply to: Treadmill training with power #16290
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    In my opinion, Power is power. Just hit the numbers within your zones. You can see how incline and speed impact your power numbers. This is why it’s nice to have power if you live in a hilly area, because terrain ultimately doesn’t matter so long as you stick to the number

    in reply to: Acceptable substitutions #16155
    divitoca@gmail.com
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    See if this post helps answer some of those questions…

    Mixing activities during the 80% part

    in reply to: 70.3 Premium Strength Plan Phases #16116
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    I think there is a difference between the free one and the one that you pay for (I had gotten the free one). When I looked at the description for the one that is purchased I saw the ts1, ts2… Well, that was a fun mystery!

    in reply to: 70.3 Premium Strength Plan Phases #16112
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    in reply to: 70.3 Premium Strength Plan Phases #16110
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    hmmm – if you tell me how you added a screenshot – I can send you over what mine looks like…

    in reply to: 70.3 Premium Strength Plan Phases #16108
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    Click on a strength day in training peaks. When it opens up, it describes the workout at the bottom when you scroll down, but at the top, in the left hand corner, it will tell you what phase of the strength plan you are in

    in reply to: 70.3 Premium Strength Plan Phases #16079
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    After you upload your plan on training peaks, look through the plan and count the weeks… It will tell you what phase you are in….(on mine it’s the top left corner)

    in reply to: Mixing activities during the 80% part #16054
    divitoca@gmail.com
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    These are just my opinions and don’t reflect anything based on science…(ie…defer to what Matt says) but, if you find yourself drifting towards other sports such as cycling and swimming out of boredom and other reasons as you mentioned … Why not just consider training for a triathlon. Those 80 20 plans are fabulous and the flow considers those other sports… Not as cross training, but as an integral part to training in specificity.

    Oddly enough, I’ve rediscovered the joys of running by switching to triathlon. The change seemed to service me well

    in reply to: Cross Training instead of Foundation Run #16051
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    100 percent agree with Charles. But, also fever to the expert coaching. These are just my opinions and don’t reflect anything based on science…but, if you find yourself drifting towards other sports such as cycling and swimming out of boredom and other reasons as you mentioned … Why not just consider training for a triathlon. Those 80 20 plans are fabulous and the flow considers those other sports… Not as cross training, but as an integral part to training in specificity.

    Oddly enough, I’ve rediscovered the joys of running by switching to triathlon. The change seemed to service me well

    in reply to: FTP indoors and outside #15981
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    Why do you think it is not the same? Power is a physiological metric. Its stability is what makes it so nice to train either indoors or outdoors.

    So, if you’ve established that your power is 100, then inside it is 100 and outside it is 100. No need to change. It’s what you can theoretically sustain for 1 hour. Then you retest in a couple weeks, hopefully it goes up, and you update your zones which apply both inside and outside.

    It might feel different – but that’s because there are a tone of different factors that go into outdoor and indoor riding. When I ride outdoors – it is exponentially harder for me to remain consistent (stoplights/stop signs, potholes – hello pittsburgh; etc..).

    Trainer road has a nice article on it…

    Indoor FTP vs. Outdoor FTP: Why They Feel Different (But Aren’t)

    in reply to: How to take workouts with me? #15848
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    You don’t need fancy technology. I would always write them on my hand. Then when I got done with an interval, I could just rub it off. Sometimes, I would pick up little pieces of stones per intervals and then toss them as I completed them – ie 5×200 – i would have 5 little stones.

    Second thought print them out, and put them on a little piece of paper.

    Or, these workouts are typically not crazy to remember (unlike some I’ve had from previous coaching). You could just remember them.

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