Well, I’ve lost hope that I’ll be racing anytime before July, which means I need to refocus. Since I’m able to squeeze 2-3hr workouts into the morning now (no commute!), I’ve decided to try out a nice block of traditional base to try to avoid the trainer burnout that I’d usually get by now. My question is whether I should throw one high intensity workout in a week (or so) just in case the road calendar opens up in July and I need to be ready. Thoughts on if that’s needed (how much short power would I lose by ignoring the system completely) and what length/type of workouts I should add in if I’m looking to maintain some short power.
Any thoughts out there? Also - anyone find that their Z2 power zone is not matching up with Z2 HR zone at all? I’ve been training with power for so long I wasn’t really paying attention to low power heart rates - but I’ve done a few of these 2hr Z2 workouts now and my HR barely edges into Z2 from Z1 for any amount of time. Just don’t want to be cheating myself if I’m going to be spending all that time in the saddle!