Since a couple of weeks ago I failed Lamarck. No big deal, it happens, but it made me realize that what I though was an issue of the HR monitor, it probably isn’t (HR monitor is three months old and I’m wetting the electrodes with a dedicated gel). The reason I say this is because I had a clear feeling of my heart jumping around. Assuming it was not an HR issue, this had already happened in the past. It seems to be happening in the first 2-3 intervals of a workout, and then it smooths out. Anecdotally, when this happens I don’t feel at my best. Last Saturday I rode outside with a group I regularly ride with every Saturday, and I felt like I struggled more than usual (maybe a day off, maybe the wind, maybe an herpes outbreak from which I had not recovered, who knows), and again I found that my heart rate was spiky on one short, not particularly steep climb.
For reference: this is my third year on TrainerRoad. This year I have been able to be very consistent with my training (low volume) and diet, yet results didn’t quite arrive (but this may be a different topic). Started in November with Sweet Spot I, then Sweet Spot II, Build, and then rinsed and repeat (including the deloading every third week).
Ladt ride outside