Since I’m new here, and I am asking for feedback from those of you with vastly more TR experience than I have, I thought telling you a little about me might be a good idea.
In 3 weeks I will be 60; which sounds worse than it is. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in January 2016; surgery, hormone therapy and 7.5 weeks of radiation followed. It could be due to any number of factors; but, I attribute the ~25 pounds I gained to the hormone therapy.
I’ve ridden bikes since I got my first Stingray as a kid and haven’t stopped riding. I would like to and should ride more than I do, but I suspect that is a common refrain for many people that consider themselves a cyclist. I have a mountain bike (Pivot Mach 429); an all-road/gravel bike (Cannondale CAAD-X) and a road bike (Ritte Snob Disc). I have a Stages power meter on the Ritte and it is the bike I’m using on a Wahoo Kick’r to complete my TR workouts. My goal is simple: I want to be in much better shape and a stronger rider than I am currently. Getting in better shape will also help me lose the extra weight I am carrying. I will likely add additional goals to my list as I progress through my TR workout calendar.
Fast forward to Monday of this week when I completed my first Ramp test. I didn’t know what to expect, but I also didn’t expect much knowing I’m not in peak physical condition. I ended the test due to lung failure more than muscle fatigue. I am starting with the low volume Sweet Spot Base program; yesterday I completed the Mount Field workout and tomorrow is Baxter.
I’ve pasted my Ramp test below and would love some feedback. Let me know if there is a better