Hi all, I’ve got a mid plan half Monty coming up next week. I pushed it hard the last two weeks, and my long 170km ride today (Saturday) was harder than I expected. Ended up riding at tempo.
I’ve been training to do back to back long hard days, but the 2 hour hard intervals on Thursday are taking their toll, and I’m trying to work out what the best approach is for both the immediate goal of SUFFERING LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW next Thursday… And the long term goal of being able to double down and do a hard ride the second day.
My question is… Am I better off doing 3 hours of the new recovery rides around 65% ftp tomorrow OR do I just pull my head in, do some stretches and actually take it easy until primers (Wednesday) followed by half Monty on Thursday?