Hi Folks, I just started last week wit TR and am trying to dial things in. I’m 46, primarily a mountain biker, might try a few races, but really I just want to improve fitness and enjoy my rides even more. I’m a confessed Strava addict, and would like to see my name higher up on the leaderboards!
Being new to structured training, I decided to start with a low volume plan, and did my third ride tonight, Baxter. This low volume plan consists of three workouts a week, usually two 60 minutes, and one 90 minute. I’d like to do four or five workouts a week, but have them be 45-60 minutes. Tonight, it dawned on me that these workouts all seem to have longer and shorter variants, and I could bump up to a mid volume plan, but shrink the 60 minute workouts to 45, and the 90 minute ones down to 75 or 60 minutes. Sounds great to me, but what impact do you all see that this might have on the outcome of my training plan?
Also, my ramp test results were very disappointing to say the least, and that has made the two workouts I’ve done since the ramp test seem very low effort. Tonight I bumped up the intensity of Baxter to 125%, but even after that, it still seemed soooo easy. I’m going to retest tomorrow night and see how it comes out. I’m interested to hear what you all have to say about any of this. Thanks all!