Having now entered the final phase of training there are now only 8 weeks of preparation left before the self destruct button is pressed. Yesterday was day 1 of an intense programme where I felt very strong in both the swim and out on the bike. This week is all about serious overload.
Today is a straight forward 50 mile bike at a comfortable pace focusing on time in the seat. Yesterdays ride saw me elevate my heart rate into the 170 BPM region that saw me stepping close to maximum effort. This is an assessment week where I will test my level of endurance as the weekend approaches. I will know by the end of this week how to guage the final phase!