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Remember the commercial where Lance is producing power to light a city.<br><br><br>
I just got my lactate threshold test done on my bike. I have the honor of having the lowest of anyone that's been tested <img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"> I maxed at 200 watts!! I don't think I can power up a toaster.<img alt="sad10.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad10.gif"> I believe most of the guys are at 200+ for their easy rides.
 

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The highest wattage output I've seen myself do on the stationary is 230ish, Sue (not in a testing setting), and it felt TOUGH. 200 is definitely challenging, especially I think if your legs are not used to resistance.<br><br>
How long are you cross-training for? I bet you will see that LT number go up in time with some specific training.
 

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DH put a powertap on my wheel and I tried it out today. He said to stay at 130 watts. I rode just over 2 hours and I didn't breathe hard at all and it said I rode 41 miles. I wondering if I've been riding on flat tires before because I couldn't reach 20 mph for a few miles let alone average it. (of course wind was light today). I still didn't believe it and I'm right, my tire is smaller than what the powertap was calibrated for. damn.<br><br>
SGH- I know you're right. I know I go for a few group rides every summer and some of long-time riders will say "oh, you are doing great". I always say "wait until the first hill and you'll see I'm only a runner and only been faking the biker part". I just never rode enough for specific training on a bike. The best news is I got on my treadmill after the ride and ran 4 miles. I think my quads were so sore that I wouldn't have felt my calf if there were a problem. I think my hubby's playing trickery on me. "go run while your legs are warmed up". It's been a long time since I've been excited about 4 miles <img alt="hello2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/hello2.gif">
 

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That 4 miles is just the start Sue. Keep getting better...we're pulling for ya and we love ya even if you aren't quite Lance in biking but we know you're super Lance in running. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Glad you got a run in! In April I was excited about 15 minutes.<br><br>
I know what you mean about cycling. My month + of mostly stationary cycling felt like it strengthened my legs, but my cardio fitness suffered so much because I couldn't get my heart rate to LT before my legs would peter out. And on endurance workouts (light resistance) I barely got into the upper aerobic training zone.
 
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