so im feeling pretty ****ty...
Heres my schedule:
Tuesday-group ride, b/a+ pace
Wednesday-no riding, recovery
Thursday- Crit. 1 hour + 5 laps
Saturday- solo ride, hills
Sunday-no ride, recover
Monday- sometimes I hop on the trainer for 30 minutes to keep my legs loose.
Now, in the group rides, I do fine and all, but then when it comes to riding alone, I feel so weak.
I go to a neighborhood that has some hills and I do a couple laps and hit all the big hills on each lap, theres like, 5 or 6 in 1 lap. Then, whenever Im on a flat, and try to bring it up to around 20mph or so, and keep a pace, I find myself struggling to go for a good amount of time. I get out of breath and end up slowing down, that or my legs just get tired of pushing. This never used to be the case, but all of a sudden im noticing it whenever I ride alone. After each climb, I usually just spin and recover before the next one. Is this a problem? But I dont feel like its because im out of shape, because I have a pretty set schedule and rode through winter, and im never sore after the hard rides, so its not like im riding weak because im out of shape.(I dont think...)I dont really have any problems in the crit or group rides.
Anybody know what this funk might be from? I feel like crap, and being that the racing season is in full swing, its not making me feel any better about my riding.
Anybody know the cause, or have any advice for further training to get faster in groups and alone? I know youll say intervals, but I need a set routine for interval work, so lay it on me and ill try it out.
I just really want to figure out what this funk is from.