I am an absolute amateur cyclist, 42y, 88kg, 242ftp, sporty and focused but not into competition anymore at all. I have never competed in races or do plan any in the future. I am cycling since 2004. I love to take some outdoor rides, mostly enjoy climbing hills, and i guess I am not that bad at it although my 2,75 W/kg seem somehow low?!
Until some few years ago I was a high level competitive tennis player. Also I have been a licensed high level tennis coach so I understand principles of training, processes in our bodies, how to structure exercises etc.
I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in late 2018, have to inject insuline 4-6 times/day and want to mostly use cycling to keep my blood sugar low and the need for insuline shots to 2-3 / day through working on my muscles. That is the main reason I got myself a Kickr and subscribed to TR in autumn 2018.
I understood that intense Zone 2 workouts will help developing my Mitocondria and through this my insuline sensitivity will again rise which is my ultimate goal.
I habe 6-10h of time per week, but dont want to be exhausted by individual workouts so that i cant barely move the next day. This was the case when I did the time crunch plans - brutal.
I have a Wahoo Kickr and am ready to go.
Looking forward to your suggestions, much appreciated.