2 or 3 times a week, I go to the gym and get on a bike for a half hour of aerobic exercise. Other days I do core, stretching and leg exercises at home. Anyhow, for most of this summer I’ve ridden Expresso bike where I work to finish an animated course in the fastest time I’m able. Yesterday that bike wasn’t available so I got on a recumbent bike and did intervals, 3 mins cruising, 30 seconds as fast as possible. This is the aerobic exercise I did before switching to Expresso bike. What I found was my legs no longer had any quickness to do the 30 second intervals. Big dropoff from before.
Is it possible the steady grind (versus intervals) I experience on the Expresso bike robbed my legs of quickness? Should I be concerned and work to get that quickness back for ski season?
If it matters, I’m 61 years old.