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Why Did Winter Intervals Kill My Power?

I purchased a PowerTap power meter last year and have been training inside with watts all winter. This has included 3-4 workouts per week ranging from 90 minutes to 2 hours, mostly hard intervals. My power increased for the first 6 weeks but then plateaued. Recently, it's taking much more effort to generate the same wattage that I easily produced in January. What's going on? 

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Are Hard Winter Rides Counterproductive?

I'm confused about the physical effects of base training at 70-80 percent of maximum heart rate. I've heard that while in this zone our bodies are building capillaries that supply muscles with blood and nutrients for the harder efforts later in the season. Further, we should avoid any hard efforts in winter, such as climbing, that raise heart rate above this zone. Is this true?

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