Sometimes, it is really hard to predict how we respond to training. I dang near brueid myself doing a 20 min test a few weeks ago and it was disappointing to say the least. Went out for a (solo) gravel ride this past weekend and things just clicked despite not having ideal sleep or recovery. After almost completing the entire SS1-SS4 training plan series, my 60 min power has gone from 184 W in January to 202 W in July. Not huge gains, but the difference in how it felt is remarkable.
Best part about SS4: I’ve felt much better and able to recover on our short/steep punchy little climbs that typify the LR100/MidSouth gravel scene.
No real questions here…just giving you some positive feedback on SS4.