I cycle with my wife. We don’t belong to a cycle club so our cycling is either on our own indoors or riding together outdoors.
Unfortunately this year my fitness has moved on quicker than my wife’s so when we cycle it gets a bit frustrating for me as I feel I’m sitting in Zone 3 and getting fatigue without getting any fitness gains and for my wife she feels like she’s flogging herself all the time which just isn’t fun for her. As you can guess, it leads to the odd frayed temper from both sides.
So my question is:
Is there anything I can do to cycle a little slower but still get gains?
We already have it that I cycle certain hills at my pace and wait at the top.
I also over gear to make it harder for my legs in the hope they will get stronger, (not sure if this is true but it seems logical).
Does anyone have any other ideas?
Please don’t include:
Buy a heavier bike
Join a cycle club etc
What I’m after are tips of how to ride slower but still improve fitness in some capacity.
Thanks in advance