Last fall I injured my psoas severly while playing hockey. After 3 months of inactivity I am ready to ease back into cycling. When I injured myself I was quite stressed out about losing fitness. I think many of you here can relate. It is difficult to stay on the couch when you see all your friends/competitors loging miles on Strava.
Therefore, I tought it would be a good idea to make a small comeback journal to document how long does it take to gain fitness back . It might motivates others that are facing the same challenges.
Prior to my injury, my FTP was 300w @ 130 lbs (59 kg). I am currently estimating my FTP at 230-240w (Psoas not ready for a ramp test yet) @ 140 lbs (63,5kg). At the moment I can only do aerobic and sweetspot rides according to my physio/doctor.
I have 16 weeks before my first A race of the year. How much fitness can someone gain back in 4 months?