- Nov 18, 2005
jsirabella said:Ok...I am actually rethinking alot of my training lately. Had a talk with Zoli this morning. I am going to start to do some periodization (sp?). I was spending way too much time in the "pain cave" and wondering why am I not getting better results.
I was not taking recovery seriously and this morning I started with a 3 hour ride at 180 watts. I always read posts and always see these high numbers but never see all the days in between, only the highs. I think now I may be able to fill in that missing link.
I have some renewed energy and will start to take a bit from everything I have learned in the last two years and combine...yes that means even endurance rides and oh my god looking at my HRM data. I really feel now I have a better grasp.
I am up for the challenge and feel maybe on one of those CP rides I may be able to pull it off or on the CT. In anycase I have the patience and hopefully a bit more of the know how....it just will probably not be very exciting or very much info as rapid as some other threads were...
just to let you know... 3hr of zone 2 is NOT a recovery ride
but what's missing from you post is... what are your goals? what is "getting better" for you... people just get on their bikes and thrash away thinking they will "get better" without even think about what it is they want to achieve... first you figure out where you want to go and then you figure out what is the best, shortest path there.