I Just wanted to give you a heads up on what I'm looking at in terms of your Xert progression.
First Things First - Xert Progression
XERT Training Pacer and Summary Boxes
IF we were looking at the ATA, well, it's pretty much spot-on. You're right on the edge of "Training" and "Training Optional", and the Xert Progression future workout is arguing for something a little less intense. We'll see about that. I don't agree or disagree, but the physiological modeling is rolling parallel to what I'm providing as a coach. However, we communicate more effectively, and we also know when you're feeling good enough for a breakthrough, when the model might say something different.
XERT Progression Stress Chart
STRESS continues to trend upward. You and I know that a good hour on the bike can use as much as 800-1000kj's, and we're S L O W L Y going to work our way up for that. Still - I like seeing this growth. It's going to lead to a great aerobic engine. This is one of my favorite Xert Progression charts; we know how much energy it takes to ride, and here, we see it in a rolling average.
XERT Progression Strain Chart
XERT Progression Fitness Signature Chart
Speaking of Signatures.....
XERT Progression Fitness Planner
For the upcoming week, don't forget to try and RAISE your watts over the set time periods, and follow my "bank it, then spend it" philosophy. Think of it as half-wheeling from hell. We'll get appropriate dips in MPA, we'll see better colors in the "Focus" field, and we'll continue to see breakthroughs AS YOU SEE FIT!
You're on your way, and I can't wait to see what the next two or three weeks bring you in terms of Signature, Volume, and Fatigue. Don't forget to do some resistance training, and if there are ANY twitches or warning signs from your hip, calves, or heart, we back down, and recover. No injuries. Train hard, Rest Harder.