An Update on my Progress
The previous post on lactate testing talked about it about the process of testing and how to analyse the results. I also talked about my plan and was looking forward to re-testing as I was getting much stronger.
Unfortunately, things got a little derailed! I (like many others) suffered some post-viral complications from my Covid infection in June…so another 2 weeks off the bike.
So Where are we Now?
Well, after 2 weeks of the bike, I sensibly started with short Z1 rides and began to feel my way back to fitness. Part of the difficulty I and many others have found is that it’s hard to know what’s going on with our own bodies!! It certainly doesn’t seem to react to training in the same way and day-to-day form is much harder to predict.
The GOOD NEWS is that I’m feeling better much more quickly this time. So training has been back for 2 weeks and feeling good…so I decided to re-test and see where I am.
I could see on my rides that my LT1 and LT2 had dropped back down a fair way again. So I really wanted to get another lactate test done so my training is well-targeted for the next block….especially since I can’t do anything like the volume I used to do yet, what I do get to do needs to be as good as I can make it!!
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