I have what seems to be a fairly persistent issue.
I’m on the low volume short power build right now. First began structured training this year with trainerroad, having done SSB before this.
I generally feel good throughout the 60 minute workouts. The 90 minutes, I noticeably run out of gas right around the 60 minute mark. I have a couple of questions regarding this, and I’m fully aware all of them could likely be answered with an “it depends…” I should also note that I generally complete nearly all of these workouts…but the last 20-30 minutes is a really tough slog, and some of them require backpedaling, extended recovery valley times, etc, that I did not even come close to requiring during minutes 1-60.
Is this just normal? IE, HTFU?
Is it likely a fueling issue? For these longer rides, I DO generally try to get a larger carb centered meal in me 2-3 hrs before the ride, and keep that meal + what I take in on the bike, (a couple hundred calories worth of gatorate) = what I burn on the bike, which is usually in the 1000-1100 range for 90 minutes.
Am I just new at this? AKA out of shape? IE…HTFU?
Anything else I should consider?