So I tried out Victoria Park in Truro for the first time yesterday. After trying out a few green trails I gave a blue trail a go (McCready for those wondering). What I found was after a single lap through the trail I felt completely gassed - couldn’t get air into my lungs fast enough and legs felt like rubber. However, when I can sit and spin on the green trails I can go for 30 mins or more without coming close to that level of exhaustion. I find this concerning because not only do I feel like it limits my progression, but also it’s a safety concern because when I get really fatigued my bike handling goes to crap and I start losing control. I’d rather like to avoid crashing, please and thanks.
Any pointers on how to avoid this in the future? Any drills/exercises I can do to build my endurance, or is it a matter of just logging more time out of the saddle?