Thursday morning hill training (road)

jimvreeland

Endurance Guy: Tolerates most of us.
For anyone interested in doing some hill work, I'm doing a ride on Thursday mornings through the Watchungs...We meet at my house in Piscataway at 9am...Ride is about 2 hours, "A" pace...Concentration is on climbing intervals, re-group/recover on the way to to get ready for the next set...Let me know if you're coming and I'll shoot you directions...

-Jim.
 
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FallGirl1430

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Drats

Hi Jim,
I wish I could ride with you guys, lord knows I need hill work. Do you ever go on Saturdays from Piscataway?
Fallgirl :)
 

ArmyOfNone

Well-Known Member
For those non A listers, could you post up the route? Im pretty close and could love another route.

Thanks Jim!
 

jimvreeland

Endurance Guy: Tolerates most of us.
Oh and Christina, I do ride on Saturdays, but I need to be at work by 8:30-9am for a staff meeting so if you don't mind getting up early and riding back alone I'd be more than happy to show you at least a few climbs to get you started...

-Jim.
 

dhsean

Member
It's On!

I'll be there thursday. You want to leave from the your house or the shop? I can swing by and pick you up on the way to the shop. Then we can get some more ride time and get back to the shop in time.
 

jimvreeland

Endurance Guy: Tolerates most of us.
Yo son...If it's just going to be the two of us, it'd be easier to meet at my house...We could do the old Thursday loop, that should get me to work on time...It's on:getsome:

-Jim.
 

dhsean

Member
This weekend?

Since we are all here - what is the plan for this weekend? Saturday, Sunday, I'm in for both days. Will Patrick come out? I haven't seen you on the trails since last year. Chris on the singlespeed or will I be stuck riding with Jim again? I need to chase someone else - you loose motivation chasing the same person every week.

Hope to see you all out there this weekend.
 

PatrickBrown

Active Member
Since we are all here - what is the plan for this weekend? Saturday, Sunday, I'm in for both days. Will Patrick come out? I haven't seen you on the trails since last year. Chris on the singlespeed or will I be stuck riding with Jim again? I need to chase someone else - you loose motivation chasing the same person every week.

Hope to see you all out there this weekend.

I'll be replacing a timing belt and waterpump on an audi S4 in the garage, installing an exhaust system on a big turboed jetta, and then painting the bedroom that we are converting into the nursery for my lil boy who is on his way to us soon.

as if I wasnt busy enough lol, but I need the money with the wife now on bed rest

hopefully see you guys soon.
 

jimvreeland

Endurance Guy: Tolerates most of us.
Don't be afraid to come along, it's not as bad as it sounds...Here are some stats from today's ride...

mileage-30.10
time-2.01.54
avg speed-14.9

And for fun here's some training info...

avg watts-196
max watts-1020
avg hr-133bpm
avg cadence-74rpm
kilo joules-1236

All in all, it's pretty ok for this time of year and this part of my base training, as the season progresses and we get into the intensity part of the program, these numbers go way up...

PS-There is talk of a small group from the shop hitting Hartshorne Sunday...I'm by myself on the road Saturday mornings...

PPS-I hate that I work on the second floor, the stairs hurt today!!

-Jim.
 
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dhsean

Member
The preseason training pace gave me a chance to catch up to Jim and even lead a little at my own pace instead of chasing the whole time. I'm pretty sure my average heart rate was higher but I can't get any heart rate monitors to last more than a few weeks so who knows.

Is Sunday going to be a death match bleed from the nose ride? :drooling:
 
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FallGirl1430

Guest
Thank you Jim

Jim thanks for the reply, I'll let you know about the Saturday am rides, it would be fun ... mind if I bring a rope? :scared:

Fallgirl :p
 

PatrickBrown

Active Member
The preseason training pace gave me a chance to catch up to Jim and even lead a little at my own pace instead of chasing the whole time. I'm pretty sure my average heart rate was higher but I can't get any heart rate monitors to last more than a few weeks so who knows.

Is Sunday going to be a death match bleed from the nose ride? :drooling:

Sean, when was the last time you spoke to Jay from PA? last time I spoke to him was when you and I went out there back in old days

Pat
 

jimvreeland

Endurance Guy: Tolerates most of us.
Weather looks ok...

It seems like this ride is happening this week if anyone's down:getsome:

-Jim.
 

dhsean

Member
I'm in along as there isn't too much snow and ice from tonight. Otherwise I may go "FREERIDE" :rofl: with the Heckler on the snowy trails.
 
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