I’ve been an avid cyclist for a few years now, mostly riding outdoors without any plan.
I started using a powermeter (Smarttrainer and Zwift) in october 2019 with an FTP of 200W.
Early march i subscribed to Trainerroad and built a high volume plan with Crits in mind (no event date set).
I felt i could handle the load, but after 2 weeks I began feeling a pain in my shin, i got shin splints 5 years ago when I did a heavy running training.
The weird thing is I have never had pain in my shin from cycling before. But I understand the training load might have been too big. In the previous years I only rode max 6 hours/week.
I’m wondering what a good strategy is to increase the training load in a healthy manner.
Would it be a great idea to start with three 6-week base blocks where I increase the load from low to high?
Do you have any other suggestions?