I was reminded of a feeling today that I don’t normally get until late July or August. While doing Giger +2 I felt horrible and thought the workout was going to be very painful for the first two intervals. Then, at around the 45min mark, my legs began to feel “normal” and I was able to complete the workout and tack on an extra 30min of Z2. Usually, as the season goes on and I gain more fitness I find that warm-ups take longer and longer. I am currently carrying the same CTL that I peaked at last season.
Has anyone else experienced this? If so, what accommodations have you made to nail your workouts as CTL rises? (or just HTFU?)