Finished the first 2 base phases strong.
The Tuesday when I was supposed to do a ramp test, I did a 4.3 vo2 workout instead. My last vo2 workout of base2 was also 4.3 but I did this one at my new adjusted FTP.
Traveled on Thursday (6 hour drive).
Friday: easy spin
Saturday: no structure, but I chased a PB on long climb.
Total time = 43 min Total avg pow = 97% new FTP Split = 8 min at 100% new FTP 45 sec recovery 5 min at 102% 2:20 at 72% 30 min at 98%
Took Sunday off, traveled home Monday and was too tired to ride after work Tuesday or Wednesday.
Tried to do a 4.4 Threshold Thursday. Failed halfway through.
Tried to redo the same 4.4 Threshold Saturday. Failed a little earlier than on Thursday.
As I am writing this post, I noticed that my last threshold of Base2 was a 4.3, so I had an increased FTP and didn’t drop my PL as would normally happen. Maybe it’s normal that I’m suddenly unable to complete my workouts.
I was unsure which of my many mistakes was killing me.
- missed workouts and exhaustion from travel
- going too deep on Saturday’s ride.
- not eating or sleeping well on the road
I’m sure they all made an impact but maybe I just needed the post FTP adjustment PL decrease. Will try that now. If you’re wondering why TR didn’t do that automatically, it probably tried. I look back and I think I saw some recommended adjustments after missing my Thu workout (travel) and ignored them thinking it was reacting to that.