12:47 pm - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

How do you feel about your personal information

once it has been de-identified ?

still yours, still personal ?

would you care if it was sold ?

is this question getting creapy ?

12:42 pm

Subway gives away a free cookie

to get you to fill out a survey

would you fill out a survey to access

training plans

in depth articles

etc

?

4:19 pm - Mon, Apr 21, 2014
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Coaches, how do you know if you’re doin it right ?

Back in New Orleans at AMSSM I finally got to meet Phil Skiba and talk a little shop.

One of the questions that’s been left open a bit is how can a coach go about self assessing themselves.

As Phil pointed out, in the coaching world a lot of success (race wins) comes from self selection of the talent pool of your roster. Basically, if you win, you attract winning athletes who go out and win more.

The difficultly then becomes how to figure out whether they are winning because of you, or in the opposite extreme, inspite of you.

So coaches, how do you assess yourself  ?

6:18 pm - Sun, Apr 20, 2014
6:18 pm
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putting a fork in the road

all good things must come to an end

evolve

i haven’t in the past been that particularly interested 

in monetizing my interest in cycling

one 

because cycling doesn’t typically compensate as well as medicine

two

because many of my perspectives often tend not to align with 

the establishment 

the establishment being that thing that happens because

people financially profit from it 

the result being

my perspectives 

=

uphill battle to get paid

on the other hand 

putting out anything of any quality takes time

and 

most people only have so much that can be given away free

myself included

and

i’m a bit sick of looking around cycling 

and getting pissed

every time i see someone that road the dope-waggon 

still benefiting from ill-gotten success

,

the only solution 

(toward the ends of sustainability and ethically reasonable alternatives)

is 

take over the world 

without resorting to self-serving deuchbaggery

so i’ve been a bit quiet lately 

because i’ve been looking at

open-source business models

and 

thinking about ways to create a 

sustainable cycling science collaborative

8:59 pm - Fri, Apr 11, 2014

Help with a lecture

To whom it may concern:

I am a student  who is going to hold a lecture in my faculty about sport training. I would thank if you could lend your excel sheet which links altitude with hematologic values. In other case, I would like you could give me your database or other sources where I can get the information I need.

Thank you for your time. Kind regards

Diego Troitiño 

I summarized the literature and highlighted the higher quality studies in this velonews article:

http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/02/commentary/commentary-disputing-ferraris-altitude-training-claims-part-1_275249/6

You should be ok reproducing the relevant figure under fair use for educational purposes as it contains only factual content.

12:25 am - Fri, Apr 4, 2014
anyone wanna do me a solid and boot strap this into a larger data set?
(note that the above is a modeled representation of purely factual information presented here for educational purposes and actually represents a pretty damn novel method of curve fitting by in its own right. any attempt to have this post taken down will be challenged under fair use)
the curve above is a modeled residual adjusted average CP3 modeled MMP curve
of Coggan’s Texas sized data set
now even with the residuals put back in its not the same as any one curve
but should be a fairly good representation of the gist of the data set
and should be 
by bootstrapping the CP3 fit parameters 
and residuals
a good way to build a huge virtual data set
that is fairly representative of a whole lot of cyclists
the data set:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Akmyc6_9XSQPdFNfb2V2OC1WTzJlaV9RdU83NDVUM1E&usp=sharing

anyone wanna do me a solid and boot strap this into a larger data set?

(note that the above is a modeled representation of purely factual information presented here for educational purposes and actually represents a pretty damn novel method of curve fitting by in its own right. any attempt to have this post taken down will be challenged under fair use)

the curve above is a modeled residual adjusted average CP3 modeled MMP curve

of Coggan’s Texas sized data set

now even with the residuals put back in its not the same as any one curve

but should be a fairly good representation of the gist of the data set

and should be 

by bootstrapping the CP3 fit parameters 

and residuals

a good way to build a huge virtual data set

that is fairly representative of a whole lot of cyclists

the data set:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Akmyc6_9XSQPdFNfb2V2OC1WTzJlaV9RdU83NDVUM1E&usp=sharing

10:05 pm - Wed, Apr 2, 2014
refining the sprint cap 
mostly 
just to show you i can

refining the sprint cap 

mostly 

just to show you i can

10:27 am - Fri, Mar 28, 2014

“On the other hand, there is an institution like the national team Colombia Es Pasión, now 472-Colombia, which has funded its own biological passport programme since September 2008, at great expense, not least because the UCI could provide no infrastructure whatsoever in South America. Colombia Es Pasión were also pioneers in introducing a no needles policy, too.”

Henao came up through the Colombia Es Pasión team.

“On 6 March this year, after much lobbying, 472-Colombia was joined by two other Colombian teams, Orgullo Antioqueño and GW, who sign a pact called ‘Por un ciclismo ético,’ part-internal testing, part agreement à la Movement for an Ethical Cycling. In future, more national teams may join the pact.

“So, in some respects, Colombian anti-doping is playing catch-up, due to a lack of structures and, of course, limited funding. And we have to admit that OOC testing in the developed world seems to have been going backwards over recent years.”

8:37 pm - Thu, Mar 27, 2014
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