Happy Fri-YAY all!
I have a question with regards to sweet spot weekend TSS group rides that I"m doing with 18 WK SS as I was going through my TrainingPeaks data last night. I’m not sure I"m going to see/achieve a new 20min or 60min normalized power on these rides, reason being in Toronto group rides are not permitted (still in lockdown) so I’ve been riding solo. I’ve been going out and riding as much in my SS power zone as possible, what I have noticed is my AVG HR is WAY down - like not even in the zone anymore.
The other week I completed the prescribed 4hr SS TSS ride in 2hrs 19mins with an IF of 0.92, a VI of 1.02 (I really focus on staying in my SS power zone) my AVG HR was in the mid-range of my Tempo zone; I press the “LAP” button on my Wahoo after my warm-up and once I achieved prescribed TSS to isolate the data. During that ride “Lap 2” was the SS TSS ride which was like I said 2hrs 19mins and the Moving Duration according to TrainingPeaks was 2hrs:17mins. - only 2 mins stop time due to lights over 47.7mi
I have noticed that being smoother with the power is much faster and much less taxing.
My questions are -
Should I ride harder to get my HR in to my SS zone since there are no group rides with surges etc?
Is the fact my AVG HR is now in my tempo zone with over 2hrs in SS Power indicating my FTP has increased and I should adjust for upcoming sessions, if so how should I adjust?
either way feeling strong and noticing significant improvement.