I’m 4 weeks in to mid base 1 and I’ve noticed that my short term recovery time whilst riding has dramatically improved. I.e during long rides if I starting to feel fatigued I only have to back off a bit then feel fresh again. Has anyone else had this experience? Feels good that the training is paying off already
Heart rate is lower to sustain same power, rides outside with a group seem much easier to keep up and lastly for me improved motivation
Keep it up dude You’re putting in the hard work and it’s an awesome feeling when you get to enjoy it.
The repeatability of hard efforts is where I noticed it most. Before TR, I would punch over my threshold and explode because I had only really ever trained for long threshold and sweetspot intervals. So while I didn’t see big improvements in my FTP, I did notice other physical adaptations that were desirable.
For me it was the first group ride I did after sticking to indoors for three months. It felt so sustainable that after we did the 80k I was asking if anyone wanted to go on for 100. They were all knackered and called it quits for the day where as I felt so fresh and keen to keep going.
Was very pleased that the hard work had paid off more than I thought it would
For me I beat my best 40k time by 5min and had a speed of 2+ mph average faster on my latest gran fondo.