Repeated my last L4 session and had my 2nd effort tapering down by 1W every 2 minutes and got through the session Ok. Found today that my HR was quite a bit higher for the second effort than it was last time, a bit more than normal day to day variation. Interesting to consider that had I been working on HR alone my power output would have been far lower for the 2nd effort as I would have been aiming to keep it down to a fixed level rather than allowing it to slowly creep up. Would the 2nd effort under those circumstances have been such effective training? We all have different opinions but I think it wouldn't.
I'm wondering whether I was sufficiently hydrated for this session as I did feel a little bit dry part way through the session so I'm going to make more of an effort to keep on top of my hydration and see how I feel for tomorrow's exertions.
Anyway, another session in the bag, I've got a pretty bracing week of training scheduled this week so let's hope all goes well. Hope your training is going well wherever you are reading this.
I have to admit, it really is very hard work trying to raise one's FTP by even a few watts, let alone enough to make a real difference. The problem is you never know which 2 watts is going to make the difference!
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