I’m relatively new to TR (two months) and relatively new to cycling (6 months), and I have not followed any structured cycling prior to TR. However, I am used to structured training via my previous 1/2 and full marathon training plans. Now, the issue I am facing is that now into week 5 of SSB LV1, finishing the sessions is tough, and tougher than the first few weeks; I am having to lower intensity for periods (a couple of minutes) to finish the ride - I have not bailed as yet.
As I am in week 5, I would normally be in an adaption week if I was following a running training plan.
I guess the question is this: Is this normal for this portion of the block to feel so tough*, and is it perhaps my body was expecting an adaption week?
*Note: tough is meant in the sense that even with concentration I am not able to get through without lowering intensity by 5% (ish).
Any views / thoughts and even a forum hug would be appreciated.
P.S. Loving TR, the Forum and the podcasts - ROI is impressive.