I’m in my early 40s and bought my first MTB a couple years ago. Loved it. But holy…I was out of shape. I’ve done a lot of lifting and considered myself in shape but jumping on the bike and blasting climbs just wrecked me. I’ve definitely seen improvements but wanted to get some thoughts from the pros here.
I did the trainerroad FTP test yesterday and ended up at 158. I see other people saying they “just jumped on the bike and ended up getting 250 or 300” or whatever. Is my 158 bad? I weigh like 175. I did all this on my kickr bike. Actually just started one of the training programs today on the Trainerroad app.
I dunno, I feel weak, especially on the climbs. Steep terrain and my heart rate spikes and never goes down.