So I’ve been training for 3 weeks now, almost from scratch. I’m overweight and in bad shape, but muscles are good.
I bought a Kickr Core and I can train whenever I want. Sometimes I’m done 23:30. I absolutely love it. I have 2 small kids, so it’s really hard to find time. I’m so happy this is possible and knowing I’ll get my “moneys worth” in terms of time and effort with Trainerroad.
More than a decade ago I was a pretty fast road cyclist, so I also know the sport well. I know the bike is correctly set to a younger version of myself. It feels correct though aero position will be me setting upright with my round shape and not because I’m laying down on the bike
I started cycling this summer for a couple of months and my knee began hurting. So I did the unthinkable and adjusted the shoe. The shoes are 15 years old and I’ve used them A LOT then, for more than a season, indoors spinnning classes and outdoors as well, so I am positive that the initial setting was correct.
I readjusted them a week ago (keep in mind we’re not talking a lot, but careful adjustments).
So on my left knee, to the right, above the kneecap, there is a tendon that hurts a bit when I stand up. I have felt it tickle from before I readjusted the shoe back, as the workouts are getting harder and harder. I’ve trained for many years (strenght) so I know when to listen to my body. I know this will not follow me forever. It will go away. Usually I leave that particular excersise alone until it’s good again, then carefully get back to working out. You can always find a healthy muscle to work out at the gym. But it’s difficult to do that with cycling.
I’m doing Sweet spot base - Low. I’m at 215 Watt using the ramp test. It feels like it’s too high, but I manage and every ride and don’t feel like I’m dying or anything. Pulse got pretty high last time, but still manageable and my form is very good.
I feel like old techniques are “unlocked” since I started TR. The in-“game” text is amazing. I really helps me re-find the technique. Anyways, enought praise Also helps keep my mind off that what I’m doing is hard.
How do you deal with minor injuries in Trainerroad?
I’ve moved all workouts one week from now and then I’ll try resuming with a very keen eye on my knee.
- Do NO cycling at all and do a minor trial every other week?
- Wait a couple of weeks and then do recovery sessions until I’m okay again?
- Push the entire program 2 weeks and then resume carefully and aware?
- Something else?
I’m not asking for medical advice. I’m okay! My body tells me to take it easy and I will. I just need to find out how to do that.