The past week I’ve been trying tempo rides of about 2 hours each and I could feel my self get better.
The Saturday before I did a 4 hour Z2 ride and the wheels came of at about hour three. That feeling of empty legs and a sore ass. The average was about 190 watts. Today one week later I just rode low to mid tempo for my long ride and did 234 watts for 3 hours easy with a nice little PR hunt at the end.
Why does tempo hurt less then Z2?
I thought that maybe my muscles didn’t get up to the right temp or something.
Doing about 8 hours of tempo and some long group ride is making me fast real quick so I’m gonna keep doing them until base fase is over for me.