I’ve got a couple kids that don’t let me get good/deep/recoverative sleep. I’ve also got some other stressors going on with family. It’s definitely a rough time. Thing is biking used to help elevate my mood so much - but lately I think it may be exacerbating problems.
I was a guy who just always rode as hard as I could before I got some overuse knee/ankle problems June 2018. At that time my FTP was 230. I took some about a month off the bike and went and got a pro fit.
On top off all that - I figured if I’m going to take it easy on the bike for a while I might as well try a strength training plan. So jumped in on a 5/3/1 BBB for four months before my shoulders said no more.
I came back to the bike Aug 2018 and decided to do TR SSB Low Volume I using my pre-fit FTP. My body def did not like the fit at first. The fitter moved me way back - apparently my posterior glutes weren’t working very well. I’m slowly getting aclimated to it but yeah I had to drop the FTP number way down and even then wasn’t able to complete the block.
I’ve been taking it super easy the last couple months both in the weight room and on the bike. Recently though I’ve tried to do some sweet spot and my HR is freaking me out. Yesterday my heart rate rose up to 150 at only 160W. My max HR is around 170. I’m just wondering if I’m asking too much of my body.
Also noticing that if I do a ride over 2hr - I’m super worn out and impatient with my family. I did some body weight squats in the gym on Monday it took three days for my legs not to be sore.
It’s mid Feb - and I really want to try to be in a place where I can do some strong group rides by late May/June at my old FTP. I’m not sure if I should just totally shut down all exercise and rest for a couple months or if I could get away with sweet spot at a super low FTP.