…and was pleasantly surprised to notice that I’ve gotten stronger! I’m now outputting 150 watts at an easy spin, rather than the 100-115 I was formerly doing. It hasn’t translated into speed yet because the endurance isn’t there, but I do have power–that’s nice to know.
We’re now doing two kinds of work: endurance work, to get me ready for the long rides, and interval work, which is meant to amp up my power and speed, to get me up hills quicker. I’m looking forward to it; interval work is much more interesting than just sitting there on a bike pedaling.