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CrazyEnglishTriathlete

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PBP After Effects
« on: 07 September, 2023, 10:28:31 am »
Now that contact points are healed, I'm finding that I am flying on my regular cycle routes - which I am putting down to 750 miles of base training in 3 days.  I remember a fellow rider (not of this parish) saying that they often did their best 25-mile TT times a week after a 600.  Wondering how others are fairing.
Eddington Numbers 130 (imperial), 182 (metric) 571 (furlongs)  114 (nautical miles)

Re: PBP After Effects
« Reply #1 on: 07 September, 2023, 11:29:22 am »
Less well than you! I did a DIY 200 last Sunday and felt pretty empty on the return leg, the last 50km was purgatory.

Tom

Re: PBP After Effects
« Reply #2 on: 07 September, 2023, 12:03:16 pm »
Yes, also feeling very fit (apart from the pins and needles!). Hoping to milk it as long as possible into the autumn...

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Re: PBP After Effects
« Reply #3 on: 07 September, 2023, 12:56:33 pm »
For me the main after effect is difficulty in concentrating on my job, I continuously think about various options for the next big adventure, next spring/summer...  :P

T42

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Re: PBP After Effects
« Reply #4 on: 07 September, 2023, 01:12:08 pm »
Every good long ride I've done has made riding from home extremely boring.  "Hello, bit of roadside gravel. I see you haven't moved since the last five times I was past here. Hello, crack!  Hello pothole! Long time no see..."
I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight

Re: PBP After Effects
« Reply #5 on: 07 September, 2023, 01:59:27 pm »
I'll let you all know after Saturday's Morris Major with ECE.
In 2019 I did an open 10 on the A3 on 7th Sept having done 1829 miles through August inc PBP. I did 20'40'' which was 30s down on my PB (same course). Perhaps a 25 would have been a better option.

Re: PBP After Effects
« Reply #6 on: 07 September, 2023, 03:09:54 pm »
agree that the legs are feeling good, have got a few PR's on strava on my commutes this week!

my main after effect however is wanting to eat everything constantly.
it's getting hard to switch my brain off from thinking a huge bowl of pasta with side of rice with is a normal snack.

Re: PBP After Effects
« Reply #7 on: 07 September, 2023, 05:34:53 pm »
 - A few numb fingers still
 - Can't stop eating either
 - Legs feel great!
 - Still can't cope with 30C heat  :P

Re: PBP After Effects
« Reply #8 on: 07 September, 2023, 06:08:04 pm »
Did my fastest ever 200km yesterday for my October RRTY.
Not my best PBP but every cloud etc.

Re: PBP After Effects
« Reply #9 on: 07 September, 2023, 06:30:11 pm »
I'll let you all know after Saturday's Morris Major with ECE.
In 2019 I did an open 10 on the A3 on 7th Sept having done 1829 miles through August inc PBP. I did 20'40'' which was 30s down on my PB (same course). Perhaps a 25 would have been a better option.

I can relate to that. My best speedskating season (as a 10k specialist) was the one after PBP 2003. I managed to clock 16.07 (WR was around 13 minutes back then) giving me a spot in the top 50 on the national ranking. Never got that far in any other year.

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Re: PBP After Effects
« Reply #10 on: 07 September, 2023, 07:22:10 pm »
Did my fastest ever 200km yesterday for my October RRTY.

That must have been very fast.
What on earth am I doing here on this beautiful day?! This is the only life I've got!!

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Re: PBP After Effects
« Reply #11 on: 07 September, 2023, 09:33:22 pm »
Oops.Back to the future. Well spotted.

CrazyEnglishTriathlete

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Re: PBP After Effects
« Reply #12 on: 07 September, 2023, 09:42:19 pm »
Took in Streatley Hill on the commute home today on an almost identical ride to one on August 10.  Was 8% quicker despite no extra perceived efflort
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Re: PBP After Effects
« Reply #13 on: 08 September, 2023, 07:22:36 am »
Took in Streatley Hill on the commute home today on an almost identical ride to one on August 10.  Was 8% quicker despite no extra perceived efflort
Good lord!  :thumbsup:

Sunday will be my first (slightly) arduous ride (away day with the club round Isle-of-Wight). Until now I've taken it easy, feeling very fatigued straight after PBP (as usual!)

MUCH less aches-and-pains after the ride this time - a combo of better pacing, possibly lowest gearing yet, and an unwillingness to ride hard during the heat? On easy rides my legs have felt exactly as a month ago.

Anyway: I think I don't notice these massive fitness boosts as the event just wears my whole system down a lot - reduced sleep being the main culprit. If you're nodding off at your desk on Friday morning, it's optimistic to expect to go well on Saturday's ride!
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T42

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Re: PBP After Effects
« Reply #14 on: 08 September, 2023, 07:53:44 am »
Dunno if it implies anything, but a few months after both PBP 2007 and 2015 I found myself on an operating table getting stents put into my coronary arteries.
I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight

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Re: PBP After Effects
« Reply #15 on: 08 September, 2023, 02:42:18 pm »
didn't do it this time but

 2007 - got a knee thing i think from a cramped seat on the bus.  Couldn't ride for a month but felt good.  A bit fruastrating
 2011 - slight anchilies tendon.  Felt great but had to back off doing much for a few weeks
 2019 - had been developing a cold throughout the entire event.  It got worse (and i realised it wasn't hayfever) on the ferry back.  Felt like shit