Since purchasing the Powertap about a month ago I can now document with the utmost accuracy my wintertime fitness decline (OH JOY!!!!)
My winter program is:
Saturday: hard group ride up to 4 hrs duration.
Sunday: easier solo or group ride or tandem ride 2-3 hours duration
Tuesday: Gym concentrating on legs, butt and core w/short stationary bike warm-up
Wednesday: 45 minute interval workout on trainer - 2 minutes on, 3 minutes rest w/ last interval
trying to maintain 525 watts for one minute - 8 total intervals
Thursday: same as Tuesday
When I look at my Wednesday workout my average power is dropping slowly but steadily and my average heart rate going up....
So I think I better back off on the weight workout and up the trainer workout and hopefully, with a few decent weekend rides I can reverse this trend!
PS. To any that think I should cut out the weights completely, at my age I must guard against loss of muscle mass so, no I am not going to cut them out completely 'till spring.