this topic is about motivation. I totally burned out. I try my best to follow the plans as good as humanly possible. There is my girlfriend, my job and yes life. This year started tough. First I crashed during a training ride, then after I got back into training, I got sick with a flu then stomach flu. Again I fought myself back into training and with each FTP test I lost a little bit, of course. This was hard to see, because training is super hard, you make compromises with your girl and with friends.
I found myself into Base phase for about 14 weeks because I repeated some weeks after sickness. I ended up my last FTP test with a little gain but with a suggestion to visit Base Phase, this came up with the comments in FTP Test, I was close to getting crazy.
Actually, I planned starting with General Base Mid Vol. but now I’m just thinking throwing everything away. My FTP stagnate anyway for the last 1 1/2 years I was never be able to go over 4.2 w/kg and to be honest for me it is a super hard effort to reach that level again.
I’m not really Zwift user but there you see people gaining super watts in 3 weeks and racing with a FTP around 5.3 w/kg min sometimes. I’m not getting it.
I know that was a lot of mimimi but I think a topic like Mental toughness should be discussed because I think this is the key for training and racing!!!
Thanks for reading this