I’m new to structured training and joined TrainerRoad only three or four weeks ago. I’m starting with Sweet Spot Base.
In each ride, I’ve noticed that my body isn’t fully comfortable / in a groove spinning at 90 RPMs for the first 15 to 20 minutes of the ride (usually, right about the time the sweat really gets going).
Should I be warming up longer to get to this spot before getting to the “meat” of each workout? As it is, the included warmup (which usually runs about 5-10 minutes) is a good thing, but would I be better off doing another 5 to 10 minutes?
Also, is this weird? It was never this way with running / rowing. I was usually a 2 to 5 minute warmup person.
Finally, I think it’s worth saying two things:
Thanks for having this forum. While I don’t really post, I read it a lot. It is super helpful, and the community seems to generally want to help each other. It’s great.
I have a Whoop Strap. I don’t work for Whoop or have any connection to it. But I did want to say it has been very helpful. Its strain / recovery measurements / recommendations help me with the cycling training. It can accurately predict my relative performance and how I will feel during the workout. A couple of times, I’ve moved harder rides a day or two based on that info. It also replaced my Wahoo Tickr X. I’ve worn both at the same time, and the numbers are basically the same. I highly recommend it to anyone.