im new to cycling. Last sept (2018) bought a Wattbike Atom and started training toward a Century in May, the bike came soon after.
The thought of completing 160km on two wheels propelled by my biomechanical efforts was completely daunting. i set an arbitrary 6 hour target for this first closed road event. During the training journey i often felt that this was going to be an ambitious target.
9 months later with some satisfying increases (and less satisfying decreases) in FTP ~190W to 270W - i completed the 100 mile course in 5h29m.
Im a fairly big chap - 6’3” 190cm, 100kg at start, now around 93kg. Running wasn’t working for me. TrainerRoad has been the catalyst for my entry into cycling, my enjoyment of cycling and my increasing competitiveness, not ignoring the fact that i smashed my target time for the sportive.
So I just want to say a big thanks to TR, and the support from the few questions i’ve asked here.