December...tis the time of year to be unfit. And you should be unfit for fitness comes from un-fitness. Tis the time of year to build, to get stronger, to improve upon weaknesses and to enjoy other sports besides the bicycle.
I (Coach AP) did my Functional Lactate Test today and the results show that I am very much in December fitness season. Though the numbers are slightly (VERY) ego crushing, (158 lbs- 225 watts LT) I know I can only get better from here and through each bike ride, skate ski, and Pilates session I'll gain fitness and continue toward my goals for 2011.
Here is my graph from today's test done at FasCat Coaching in Boulder, Colorado.
Double check yourself and your training to make sure you are in the correct fitness season. Tis the season to be un-fit.