Brilliant clockwise circular ride today in cold but very beautiful weather to bring build week 3 to a close and to lead me into my adaptation week. This was planned to be a hard ride and it was, we covered 90 miles over very hilly countryside, the route included about 7400' of ascent and there were a number of very significant climbs including:
Netherwitton to Rothley Crossroads.
Chesterhope Common from the East.
Hareshaw Head from Bellingham.
Billsmoor from Elsdon.
Biddlestone Edge from Alwinton.
Gowk Hill from Lemmington Bank Top.
Embleton Terrace from Pauperhaugh.
The Fords Road.
It has always been my intention to make build week 3 a high TSS week and this week has gone well finishing with today's ride which delivered a TSS of 376 with a NP of 242W. My TSS total for this week has come in at 833 giving me a CTL of 90.3, my steady build continues.
So, it's into adaptation now with a CTL drop which will slowly be rebuilt over the following 3 weeks and hopefully to a slightly higher CTL by the beginning of December, and so it goes on.
I'm feeling good at present as theoretically the long ride at the end of build week 3 should be coming at a time when I should be at my most fatigued in the cycle with quite a high CTL and a solid 3 weeks of training behind me. I felt fine today, even after 2 hours on the CompuTrainer yesterday, but I will still enjoy next week!
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