When you're working out do you go out easy and try to do the 2nd half faster than the 1st or vice versa? Or does it change?
In running I always hear about negative splits. I cycling it seems the same. Swimming (honestly I'm just trying to survive the swim) But, I think most people just try to stay in their comfort zone and leave enough reserves to finish the race. (I could be wrong)
My question revolves around the idea of training already tired muscles.
When you go out slow and the push hard, are you effectively conditioning your muscles how to make power when fatigued?
Conversely, when you go out hard and then add distance to already tired muscles, are they being conditioned to endure when fatigued?
Will the benefit be the same or different?
I ask this after reading the "fast then far article on the main page."
In the article it talks about muscle recruitment and converting fast twitch to take on attributes of the slower twitch fibers. It talks about doing your fast and hard in the winter when most a relegated to trainer rides, shorter days, and colder weather. It speaks more of a season overview.
I just wonder if there is a similar benefit to be had from employing these techniques during the course of a workout or even in the scope of a "brick", as well as the overall season.
Any ideas or thoughts?