I’ve haunted these forums recently trying to glean any and all useful information.
A bit about me:
FTP of 200
I’ve always been pretty active but never followed any specific training plans. I’ve been cycling for about two years but mainly just odd weekend outdoor rides with a casual group. The odd audax too.
I’ve a target of a 70.3 ironman in May. I’m not too concerned about the swim or even the run. I really need to focus on my cycling.
I use a wattbike atom to train and have been on Trainer road for a few months. I was on a triathlon plan but I binned that due to the inability to swim during lockdown in England. I have started a cycle specific plan and will run (easy) on my rest days. It’s a mid volume plan.
Like anyone I’m keen to see progress and I’m not naïve enough to think their are any shortcuts. I’m terrible at goal setting for a number of reasons which doesn’t help.
I guess my questions should is how long does it take to start feeling/seeing the progress? How should progress be measured? FTP? W/kg? Average speed? Weight (I don’t feel I have a lot to lose but I do struggle with binge eating sugary treats and portion control! Life stresses right ).
Consistency is key of course. But what are the hints and tips for getting motivated and mailing a session when you just want another hour in bed? Or straight to dinner and bed after a long day’s work? Also any tips for cutting ties with your phone/handsets in the evening? Everyone loses hours every night to these damn thing right?!
Any help, advice, support or criticism welcome as I start to get serious on my journey!