Just got back from a week in Mallorca and I’m not going to lie, a couple of the days were tough but on the whole, I surprised myself.
I’m not a mountain goat and I’ll openly admit that my ‘engine’ usually starts to fatigue around the three hour mark. This year was completely different. I took solid chunks of time off my previous ‘bests’ on all of the notable climbs and I was often on the front of the group rides for considerable periods of time.
What surprised me the most is the training I’ve focused on to this point. I’m a crit racer through and through. I’m not saying that I’m any good but it’s the racing I love and what I train for. So what I’m so perplexed by is why or how this training has significantly impacted my ability to climb and keep sustained power on the pedals?
Have other TR users noticed benefits in their riding that on the surface of things, they simply haven’t trained for?