I’ve a friend who is new to mountain biking and, in fact, new to cycling in general. She wants to start a consistent training regimen and she asked for my advice. Of course I told her about TrainerRoad and how she should get a membership and subscribe to one of the free Training Plans available with a membership.
But, I have a question: How do you ask a Newbie cyclist to do a Field Test when they’ve never known how to froth at the mouth and do an all-out suffer for a Ramp Test, 20 min Test, or 2 x 8 min test??? How do you get a good baseline start to prescribe workouts for someone like this?
FYI: This person is a pretty fit female in her early 40s’.
Thanks for any advice in advance.