Thursday, March 3, 2011


Nearing the end of my base bloc. The training fatigue is accumulating rapidly. For power geeks... last week was +12pts CTL. This week similar. More than I'd normally plan or recommend. But it's all threshold-zone and below. So the body tolerates it pretty well. Couldn't do these types of gains if the intensity were higher.

The training is working. Every ride I'm spending more time at or slightly above threshold. And it's easier and easier to keep it pinned there. Exactly what I wanted. I can't say I'm stronger, or my FTP is drastically higher. But I can use what I've got far more effectively.

Next bloc builds the strength and develops the super-threshold fitness. The return of tasting-my-lunch intensity will be welcome. After a bit of rest, of course...