Tuesday, July 1, 2008

getting back

By mid march, things were coming along. Deb had some base miles in, and I was beginning to see some form (doing time trial intervals in the 350 watt range.)

Now, by mid April almost a month with no real riding, I was fat, weak, and depressed. To get going again, my Coach (I work with Carmichael Training systems, www.trainright.com) prescribed a fair amount of tempo work. (7/10ths on the perceived exertion scale, a notch below lactate threshold.)

It's amazing how fast fitness goes away.Even trying to hold a tempo level of work was very hard.
Fortunately, it also comes back reasonably quickly if you have a good base to start. After 2 weeks of tempo intervals, I was starting to get back to normal.

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