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Old 04-27-07, 06:11 PM
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terrible training session

I just had a miserable interval session.

I was attempting to do 5-8 intervals of the following

15 second standing sprint followed by 15 seconds of 200% FTP
3 minutes of 100%FTP
10 seconds of 200+%
5-6 minutes rest

I struggled through the first two barely. After the first 30 seconds of the 3rd interval I was toast and just completely popped. I couldnt even soft pedal. I was pretty deflated.

After a few extra minutes of rest I decided to switch up to 8x2's at 130% but after the first minute of the first interval I was spent. So I just got off the bike defeated.

I feel pretty down after this. Ive completed these intervals fine just last week and yesterday was a total rest day. I hope Im not already overtrained. I was already planning to take tomorrow off and next week is supposed to be for tapering but I hate the idea of 9 easy/rest days in row.

I have two races next weekend, one of which I really want to do well in so this is comming at a bad time.

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Old 04-27-07, 07:47 PM
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Some days your body just is not up to training. You go home and recover and go at it hard afterwards.
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Overreaching, maybe, but almost certainly not overtrained.

Take a couple days off the bike and start back easy. You'll be amazed.
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Originally Posted by DrPete
Overreaching, maybe, but almost certainly not overtrained.

Take a couple days off the bike and start back easy. You'll be amazed.

+1 I had an experience like this last year where I had one or two really crappy days. It was incredibly frustrating because everything had gone well prior to that. I took a few days to rest and then hit some new PR's in my power output.
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Im hoping thats all it is too. Like I said I already was off the bike completely on thursday and I will be off it again today. Combine those with less then an hour yesterday and I am basically going to be off the bike for 3 days.

Tomorrow I will go on a group ride that will most likely be less demanding then a solo training session.

I wonder if this could be a side affect of possibly training at an incorrect FTP? Its possible that my FTP is really 10-15 watts lower then what Ive been training at.
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Some days your body just is not up to training. You go home and recover and go at it hard afterwards.
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