For those of you who do steady “endurance” rides on Sunday… consider a change. In years past I would do long endurance rides on Sunday at a constant power. This sort of constant pressure on the muscles and tendons is terrible. And, no one rides steady like this in real life.
Check out my sunday “endurance” ride. I was told to ride a certain power and duration in various zones. For example, 50’ at 280, 25’ at 320… And I created that time in zones by inventing my own intervals based on the terrain, wind direction, and situation around me. The overall average power is an endurance pace made up of lots of variation. This type of training yields far more benefit than just riding 243 watts steady for 3 hours.
Try is sometime!