Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Slow Motion Bounce Back

Hard to believe it, but the effects of my flu are still lingering. Though, I'm starting to blame detraining more than actual lingering illness. Things are improving. Tonight's ride plan was very similar to Jan 25's. Same wattage target, but longer work intervals. Again tonight, it was harder than expected. But two things stick out from the data. First, I was able to reach my expected wattage. Barely, but I made it. I was unable to do that last week. While I'm still getting some cardiac drift... it's much better.
I've had the flu before, but this one seems to have incredible staying power. Maybe the power tap just makes it easier to quantify? Either way, I'm back to a full-time training schedule. And playing a bit of 'catch up' at this point.