Thanks- I was using it more as a test rather than an exercise.
I did 2.5 min passive- prob could have kept going if I'd forced myself.
Down to 15 sec between sets of 10 push ups. Tried a 4th set and failed on 5
Really keen to get to >30 pushups continuous, >40 ideally
Still on 5 chin ups, but not made any sort of concerted effort to progress. Managed a single pull up
It's been hard to keep any sort of focus on non-cycling exercise as I've upped my cycling volume/intensity this past month.
I have 2 weeks from the end of that training block until the club weekend away. I definitely gambled with overdoing it this training block so inclined to err on the side of recovery- if I lose a bit a bit more fitness than I necessarily need to then so be it. The weekend will still be a challenge because it's 3 days in a row reasonably big rides, which I haven't done up until now. Then I have 3 weeks until my planned ride to and from aviemore (which will probably be ~500 miles in the space of a week). After that, I have no idea what I'm going to do- whether to use that as a springboard to train for something in Sept, or just enjoy the rest of the year cycling without anything particular in mind, and divide my time between strength (take up kettlebells etc...) and refining cycling fitness without worrying too much about progressing. I think if i recover properly, then the club weekend, followed by aviemore should give me a couple of jumps in fitness, although I'm not entirely sure how to bridge from the club weekend to aviemore. At the moment I'm thinking take it easy the following week with a 100 mile ride on the sunday, 2nd week do two midweek 1.5 hour interval rides, and a century ride that Sunday then rest up the 3rd week before setting off on the Friday...
I am fucking ravenous this week, and i want to eat carbs and sweet things- problem is I can't quite convince myself that this is a bad idea, and that it won't help my recovery (carb loading excuse... )