Reality is I'll do maybe three of those rides per week, indoors it's rollers which simply don't 'shred your legs' as a trainer does.. I'll be in pieces after a roller session, it feels hard enough, and the HR graphs look good/hard enough to me. Whereas, if the same session was with resistance, I'd agree with you that I'd not be giving my muscles enough recovery time.AJS914 wrote: ↑Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:23 pmIn your first post you have four rides, all of which include high intensity. I'm surprised that that isn't tiring you out. Assuming it's not, I don't see anything wrong with adding some hours of tempo or sweet spot. It's not going to be as ideal as proper base miles but give it a try and see how you feel.
I've listened to all of the Fasttalk podcasts. One thing they have recommend for time challenged cyclists is to try and get that 3+ hour ride in at least once every 7 to 10 days. You could also tack on another couple of hours to your Sunday club ride.
Last night my HR was strangley low, it took far longer to get up to 'speed' than usual.. I felt oddly good.. spinning at high cadence in top gear would usually bring my HR up to Z4, last night I thought my garmin was picking up someone elses HR monitor.. it wass 10-15beats lower than usual and in 'rest' mode was lower than I've ever seen in recovery spinning like ten beats lower.. I've been doing these HIIT sessions weekly (in winter) for years so I know where I should be in most circumstances.. (It might be ridiculous to think that two consecutive nights of steady Z3 would do this.. but I don't know what else has changed).