I am finding myself under performing. As an example…did a trainer workout Saturday afternoon (was raining) and did 5 X 10:00 at 250W +/-, on 5:00 minutes rest - low zone 4 work. Piece of cake. Yesterday did a 50 miler with some friends and on a three or four of the hills/climbs (they were in the .7 mile - 1.6 miles in length) my watts averaged roughly 230W per effort. Now it was not a go hard day and I had more juice in my legs, but I’m noticing this to be a consistent theme/occurrence.
anyone else bump up against this? Am I just hesitant to push it for fear of running out of gas later on? Not wanting to blow up?? Interested to hear other’s experiemces and what you’ve done to get past it.