On to the good news. My fitness has always made step function jumps. No gradual improvements for me. Struggle at one level for a long time and then one day there is a marked improvement. This was the week when every measure of fitness and power moved. Most impressive to me was that I was able to complete a 60 minute ride at threshold average power.
Climbing was easier this week and I was once again able to complete a strong week of training to plan. Numbers for the week: 13:15 hours training, 185 miles, 5688 KCal, 10,500' of climbs and a TSS of 641.
The hard ride of the week was a five hour, 5120' climb, 70 mile ride.
Good week. Next week the weather looks iffy so the plan is try and get three days of rest and four hard days in. Plan:
|Climb: 5k or trainer interval work||Thu|
|Easy: EM 25/1k or rest||Fri|
|Long: 5hr, 70 miles, 6K||Sat|
|Easy: EM 25/1k or balance of climbing||Sun|