I went out yesterday on a training ride and did 58.75 km I finished feeling strong and I've improved my times from last season on the same loop and my average speed.
I was off the front the entire ride breaking the headwind with a friend of mine being 4 mins behind me most of the ride.
my average heart rate was 144 which is low zone 2 for me so I could have gone harder, I was in Zone 5a on the climbs
so when your out front but quite a bit with no one on your wheel to push you or no one in front to chance down how do you keep up the pace ?
I looked down at times on the flats and had settled in at 20kmph and was able to immediately push it to 31 kmph once I realized I wasn't pushing hard enough.
I train most of thew time solo occasionally with friends but I'm stronger than most of them so having someone beat me up and drop me is not a common occurrence unfortunately
besides finding some stronger riders to kick my ass regularly are there other ways or ticks to keep your speed up on rides ?