I’ve had a couple of weeks of easy riding then a week almost completely off, and my fitness has dropped off a fair bit. I’ve two weeks to get it back before a cycling holiday. Only goal for the holiday is a 16 minute climb at a steady 5%.
How should I suffer folks?
Any advice, or similar experiences very much appreciated!
Thinking long fairly hard rides outside, plus Sufferfest for intensity. Perhaps in blocks? Like three days long hard rides, a couple days rest, then three days hard suf workouts…
Training history. I did All Purpose Road high volume (all indoors), followed by 8 weeks of just riding loads out doors averaging 10 hours a week. The all purpose road got my ftp from 240 to 280, and I’ve not tested again since, but felt I’d hit peak fitness after the 8 weeks outside. Best efforts - 320 for ten minutes (340 normalised); 405 for four minutes