I did full frontal on 27th December, and I went deep. Needed to look into a bucket deep, but didn’t end up using it.
Started the all purpose road plan, and decided to mix it up a bit so I could fit in the ToS during a hard week in the plan (swapping out the plan for ToS), then carry on with the recovery week after ToS as part of the plan and then finish the plan.
Mixing it up meant I had to bring the Half Monty forward to this morning.
Full Frontal on 27th December: NM 1046, AC 304, MAP 214, FTP 154. LTHR 151
Half Monty on 26th January: MAP 246, FTP 188. LTHR 145
Good gains, but when you are unfit, it’s easy at the start to improve. But the odd part is my LTHR went down.
Is this normal? I would have thought LTHR would go up. My VO2 according to Garmin has gone from <34 to 37. and I’ve lost 5kg (12lb) over the same timeframe.
Could it be because my legs weren’t fresh enough? Yesterday was standing starts.
I find my legs (quads) get really sore (lactic acid) on sustained efforts long before my heart rate goes up to uncomfortable levels. But I can grind out a low cadence high (for me) watts for a long time.
Any ideas what could help improve it?