After several months of making steady progress I feel like I have hit a bit of wall.
Even at the start of the warm up, at 50% of FTP, I feel like ‘uh oh, this is going to be tough’.
Not sure what to put this down to, but top of the list of ‘things that have changed’ is the temperature.
I started in December on SUF with Kickr and so haven’t had the pleasure until recently of training through a summer but wondered what other people’s experience was. Garage temp is 21C/70F and I have a big 18” fan but still really hot last 10 days or so.
I have been able to complete most of the sessions at 100% but I am digging far deeper than normal in all and some are beyond me! E.g. tonight’s Team Scream was just brutal and had me at times churning low cadence vs. normally feeling super motivated by the session and spinning at 95+. The fact that it ‘feels’ harder than prescribed then I’m sure leads to me being less fresh by the time the next session comes around etc etc.
Is this a common experience going into hotter weather?