I’m a 44 year old male, I use to race in A grade races in my early 20’s, gave it up because of work and time commitments wouldn’t allow me to do as much training as I would have liked.
20 plus years later I was 30 KG overweight and likely heading towards loads of health problems, nothing diagnosed but it was a concern of mine. So I decided to do something about it. Cut out all the bad stuff, kept calorie intake under control and ended up loosing 30KG.
July of this year I got an old road bike working and decided to get fit by doing about 45 mins on the old indoor trainer. I eventually got a Garmin which came with Training Peaks trial so I used that to do a free Garmin 5 week program of 1 to 2 hour rides focused on building up my base fitness. This got me hooked on my stats and I wanted to see how fit I could get, came across the TrainerRoad YouTube videos and found them awesome, full of great tips and these helped me get enthusiastic about my goals and so I signed up for TrainerRoad and here I am. I’ve just finished the first 6 weeks of Sweet Spot Base HV1, and started on a proper plan thanks to the new Plan Builder. I’ve also joined the local Masters Cycle Club but due to some bad timing on my behalf I can’t do any races until the new year where the first race back happens to be a 2 day tour.
This morning I did my second Ramp Test and went I from 200 FTP to 221 FTP (2.6w/kg to 2.87w/kg). Looking forward to seeing what the new training plan helps me achieve.
Thanks to the folks at TrainerRoad for a great product that’s pretty easy to use and for the YouTube videos, really easy clips to watch/listen to with good advice that’s helped me thus far.