GENERALLY, I SHY AWAY FROM TOO MUCH DATA AND STRUCTURE. But, somehow I got convinced I should test myself before heading out for a brutal ride. So, I bought a fancy shmancy monitor and downloaded the Elite HRV app.
Monday was the first measurement, no baseline established.
Tuesday, the indicators said Ride it like you stole it. Well, yeah, I took Sunday off and rode very easy Monday. We pounded TMWC.
Wednesday, I was still cleared to ride hard. This surprised me. I thought yesterday's effort might play a factor. I did my normal Wednesday hard tempo with lots of vert and managed to bang out 2000' of elevation off-road on the gravel bike. It hurt.
Thursday, the monitor said Not today, loco. The app's prescription was to take the day off or do active recovery. I surfed (SUP) for about an hour. One nice thing was how easy it was to pass on going with the guys to the Market Ride tonight.
4 days into measuring I'm pretty sure I'm only going to confirm what I already knew: ez Monday, hard Tuesday, Tempo Wednesday, rest Thursday, spin Friday and hammer Saturday is a pretty good formula.
I'm curious about tomorrow's reading. Time to hit some light weights and stretch before bed.