Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: santa cruz mountains
Bikes: the hummer brand mountain bike
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Making progress training, then sudden fitness drop?
I've recently joined a team and have been training harder than ever before. 10 days ago I was feeling stronger than I've ever felt before, certain that I could easily beat my previous best TT. 3 days ago on a training ride doing 6min L5 hill climbs, my legs stopped working, felt like I had zero power, I only managed 1 really strong climb, and then the next 5 I was passed by almost everyone on the team, even the slower guys who I normally out climb easily. My legs just wouldn't go, there was no power in them. Same happened for thursday, and today. What should I do? What happened? The team coach says I probably couldn't handle the intensity, since it's still new to me. How long will my legs feel this weak? I have been doing these new team training exercises for a little over a month, and have felt my fitness climbing and climbing, until now. Feels like I am back to just starting to learn to ride a bike.