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Miles:
53887 total / 11117 in 2014
Goal:

1. Have fun 2. Ride every day 3. Core workout every day 4. 200k Brevet 5. 12,000 miles 6. Florida Senior Games (5k/10k TT & 20k/40k Road Race)

Scott Johnsen rode: Windy and rainy so I ...

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  • 54 miles
  • 02:30 time
  • 21.4 pace
  • 2215 calories
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  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
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    • Currently 3/5 Effort.
    effort 3/5
good Home - Indoor Trainer 53.5 mi 02:30 21.4mph pace

Windy and rainy so I decided to take the ride to nowhere. My quads were very sore when I first started out. I pushed the pace for a minute or so and then tried to settle into a good pace. The little pick up seemed to help. My legs felt pretty good after about 10 minutes or so.

The goal today was to see if I could go 90 minutes maintaining a cadence of at least 90. It was a nice sweat-fest pushing the pace, but in a good way. I still felt pretty good at the end of the initial ride, so I decided I could go for more. I did stop long enough to dry off and put on some dry clothes. I set the time for another 60 minutes.

I jumped right into a good cadence and continued pedaling. The first 30 minutes went by quickly and comfortably. The last 30 minutes was another story. I started getting little twinges here and there. A little stab in my quad. A little pang in my knee. But nothing serious. Just a sign that I wasn't going to be adding on to the ride more than this.

I am not quite back to my normal self just yet, but I felt like this was a another step in the right direction.

  • Jeremy P.
    Jeremy P.

    Great miles, Scott! I've seen you riding more on the indoor trainer this year. Preference? Weather? Busy schedule? All of the above :) ?

    over 2 years ago Like3 people

  • Petite

    Keep on truckin Scott. I hope the aches and pains have gone away.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Kim W.
    Kim W.

    Wow you spend a lot of time on that trainer! Awesome work

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Scott J.
    Scott J.

    Thanks Jeremy and Petite!! @Jeremy, the prefer to avoid riding in the rain because it seems like I always have bike issues afterwards. The roads I ride here (virtually all of them) are narrow and very busy, so I don't like riding them when it is raining hard or in the dark. I just don't feel safe. And when I'm pressed for time, I can get more miles done on the trainer because I don't have the prep time necessary for an outdoor ride. In short, all of the above. :-) But I do prefer riding outdoors for sure!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Joe R.
    Joe R.

    That some serious trainer time today Scott!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Scott J.
    Scott J.

    Thanks very much Kim and Joe!! @Kim, trainer miles aren't the same as road miles, but they are much, much better than nothing!! :-)

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Scott J.
    Scott J.

    Thanks for the kind words Senthilanand!!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Rajiv D.
    Rajiv D.

    Awesome pace!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Scott J.
    Scott J.

    Thanks very much Rajiv!!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Shailaja P.
    Shailaja P.

    Excellent ride Scott!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Ca Prashant T.
    Ca Prashant T.

    Thats pretty long and hard work out....without still not being fully fit..and at the average pace of 34+...Fantastic...:)

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Gareth D.
    Gareth D.

    Wow, big indoor miles, well done Scott

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Jeremie L.
    Jeremie L.

    Great one yet again!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • George K.
    George K.

    Nice long ride scott!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Penrhyn David Y
    Penrhyn David Y

    Looks like you pushed through the creaks and made it through to the other side Scott!! Knee pain has always concerned me more than muscle pain. I'd monitor the knee closely. If it only becomes an issue after 2hrs then it might be a hydration issue. Reduced hydration can cause knee problems as part of the lubrication of the knee can be effected by fluid levels. Good luck mate!

    over 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Robert J.
    Robert J.

    Staying on the trainer for that long, at that pace, is a real head shaker. I can plainly see why you excelled at running. No limits...

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Kenny
    Kenny

    Scott great ride on the trainer. Great pace for 2 + hours.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Trigirl
    Trigirl

    Great job on the trainer & nice miles!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Richard C.
    Richard C.

    Really nice ride inside Scott. Lots of good suggestions from your friends. Now let me add my 2 cents worth: It's past the ides of September and it has been a long riding season. You are riding well but you have been a serious cyclist for only a couple of years. It may just be physical fatigue taking over your body saying it's time to back off from the hard stuff for the year and just ride for fun. Over training can be a killer. Even the pros often miss the telltale signs. Something to think about.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Scott J.
    Scott J.

    Thanks for the posts friends!! @David, I have a history of knee problems, so I do play close attention to anything going on with my knees. As soon as I felt the twinge, I backed off. I didn't have any other issues on the ride. @Richard, I know you are right. It might be time for some easy rides. The reason to push now is that I'm still hoping to find a Century (or longer) ride to do before Winter arrives in New England!! :-)

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Richard C.
    Richard C.

    I understand about the century but might you not be just fine physically right now, meaning that just some maintenance riding rather than active training would allow your body to rest/repair while not loosing any ability to successfully ride another century yet this fall?

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Scott J.
    Scott J.

    Hmmm. Good food for thought. As usual, you are probably right. Good food for thought. Richard, you always may me think. :-)

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Richard C.
    Richard C.

    Comes with the job of being a "friend" Scott. And I also have the advantage of being separated from the problem. Since the ODRAM in August, I've had no "drive" to train hard or ride hard, meaning that after 4 weeks, I've finally discerned that I was physically tired and needed to back off, do more fun rides, easy rides with Judy and just plain rest. In about 8 weeks, I'll begin to ramp up into my winter training. I'll need to be fully rested for that as I have some ambitious riding plans for "13".

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Scott J.
    Scott J.

    Fantastic!! Big plans indeed. Sounds very cool!!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Josh H.
    Josh H.

    Wow! That's serious mileage on heavy legs, Scott.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Scott J.
    Scott J.

    Thanks very much Josh!!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Pavlos
    Pavlos

    Awesome miles Scott, well done brother!

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Scott J.
    Scott J.

    Thanks Pavlos!!

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Kim W.
    Kim W.

    How do you keep yourself entertained on the trainer?

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Scott J.
    Scott J.

    @Kim, there are a couple of things I do. The biggest one is watching something I enjoy on television. Sports are my favorite because the breaks are inconsistent and he keeps from watching the clock. I also record shows I want to watch. This allows me to watch shows or events my wife won't watch without having to wait through the commercials. The Tour de France was a great event for passing the time on the trainer.

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Senthilanand C.
    Senthilanand C. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Good one Scott...Im amazed at your consistency. Inspiring workouts.

    over 2 years ago

  • Dale T.
    Dale T. Hi-five
    Hi-five:

    Huge huge miles Scott... Awesome work!

    over 2 years ago

  • Sharon W.
    Sharon W. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    Dang !.. everytime I see you posts these I am in awe of how you can stay on the trainer as long as you do and get the mileage and pace ....

    over 2 years ago

  • Akash J.
    Akash J. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Great miles Scott! Excellent pace!

    over 2 years ago

  • Azaka R.
    Azaka R. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    Great long one on the trainer, Scott!!!

    about 2 years ago