Written by Christopher Kelly
Aug. 11, 2015
For an explanation of why I'm doing this, see this post.
According to the TrainingPeaks Performance Management Chart, my form was slightly better this week (-1.9) than last week (-3.9).
I'm now totally convinced that something big has changed. Just before the start of the experiment I set a PR of 500 watts for 60 seconds. In the first interval of today's ride, I averaged 618 watts, a 24% improvement! If I were a novice cyclist, this would make sense, but I'm not.
Today's intervals, especially the first, felt very different. Usually, it's an overwhelming feeling of suffocation that forces me to slow down, today I had leg-burn like I've never experienced before.
Tempted to try your N=1 experiment? Send me the numbers so I can publish them here.