Two and a half months off the bike will leave you heart-broken; quite literally. The story of today was average heart rate and it being quite high for the amount of effort I put in. I posted a 0.80 Watt/HR measure, which means that I produced 1 Watt of power output for every beat of my heart. Comparing this two several months ago when I was in a 1.00-1.20 range for this metric, that’s garbage.
Remarkable that taking off 2.5 months from riding would drive my performance down this much. My chest was pounding without having to do so much as climb a small hill.
Oh well, at least I’m gently getting back outside on the bike. Just in time for winter!