- Jan 1, 2005
We are definitely in the same boat when it comes to travel. I can loose a week at times and it would mess me up bad.Originally Posted by Bigpikle .
Yep - all about travel for me. Local, national and international. I often put a bike in the back of the car in spring/summer unless I'm staying in the centre of a big city, and do get a few rides done, but mostly I just go pretty hard the days before I leave and treat them as 2 days rest like you. The problem for me comes on 5 day trips when I de-train, but frankly there is little I can do that I just have to put up with it and value the downtime afterwards.
190km, 410 TSS, 6.5hrs (3hr L3/1.5hr L4) in 3 days and the big question I'm contemplating is whether to rest tomorrow or ride? Being >40 I'm thinking a day off and then be fresher for a few more days good riding, rather than a **** day due to fatigue and have to rest anyway? Anyone have any clues on how to make these decisions?
Your question is really good for me cause it was went I went through when the body was 100%. I could honestly go day after day with those kind of scores and not really need too much rest. Based upon my experience I would vote to rest and give the day after a really hard short ride and see what you can do.
The things I would look for during those time was the slope of the CTL. On a week by week I wanted to do like +4-5 or so I thought was good. More than that I was heading for a mental and physical crash. The only reason I am a little hesitant in your case is cause your CTL is in the 60s so I can see you being able to put out more now as opposed to when you get closer to an 80 but I still would not want too much too fast and would prefer a gradual build.
I do not know your ftp but the 230 sounded like you were not trying so I am not sure if you are more in the honeymoon stage or smaller gains stage in your cycling life but I would still take a day off, make sure good sleep and than try and do a shorter hard ride with the first interval being >.9 of the ftp and see how it feels. If it feels easy than I would than go for it. Otherwise dial back to L3/SST again.