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Not sure the physiological reasons but that does happen. Also, sometimes I go for a strava segment uphill, so I warm up, say 15 minutes... Well, I have started to go hard on the warm up, and longer, because I get better results coming back from an hour ride of some 40 minutes uphill, then hitting the segment, than if I go fresh with a 15 minutes warm up


At the beginning of the climb - approaching the climb too fast could build up lactate faster than your muscles can clear it down. But your blood vessels dilate to increase blood supply to and from the muscles during the harder work - it could be the effect you are seeing later on in the climb. My understanding of the difference between fast twitch and slow ...

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