I have tended to avoid lower-body strength training as I felt I was getting enough on the bike.
But I read a bit about the Maximum Overload program on here, bought the book and did the assessment on Tuesday. Plenty of squats and walking lunges, among other things, and I am still a bit sore today.
I was concerned that it would impact my TR workout but in fact once I got on the bike I found that the soreness didn’t really impact my ability to ride on the whole. However, form sprints were definitely off, compared with previous workouts.
Maybe this is because I’m doing traditional base at the moment and therefore workouts are slanted strongly towards aerobic endurance. Once I switch to sweet spot (Jan) and/or move onto build (Apr) I will see the residual tiredness from the strength sessions impacting my rides. If so I will dial the strength sessions back.
On the other hand, that will be a few weeks/months away, so I may have adapted to the strength moves by then, and be recovering more quickly.