I am concerned about the elevated heart rates that I’ve been seeing and I decided that I am pushing my endurance sessions too hard. I need to accept that with the lower training volume and with my training gap from having the head cold, that my training power needs to be lower.
Today was an exercise in patience. 80 minutes at 18 SPM and 180W. Keep it nice and simple, and make sure that my HR stayed low throughout the session.
Now I am at the airport on my way out to San Diego. Rest day today. Tomorrow, a session at a Crossfit box near my hotel.