Hello fellow people, I hope at least parts of 2020 is treating you well.
I just completed Sweetspot Base 1 LV with some added rides (Sunday ride + gym work on wednesdays), completed all TR workouts 100% without any problems except for two where my Diabetes got in the way and I had to add extra sugar in the middle.
Enter rest week and I follow the plan, except switching the saturday ride for an outdoor ride with a friend, 0.75ish IF 2h noodeling about saying good bye to the leaves.
Out of restweek, ramp test time! I had really looked forward to this since that at the end of base1 I felt fatigued but strong.
Ramp test result: 10% loss of FTP and me almost throwing up on the bike at the 17min mark with heartrate already hitting my max. Not joking about the throwing up part, had to run to the toilet.
I kept my old FTP when questioned by TR because I felt so off on the bike during the test.
Did a Pettit the day after, and my usual Z2 HR of 130 ± a few beats is now 150+, hitting threshold levels of 160+ at times. I can’t take a walk outside without having my HR hit 120+ bpm where it usually sits around 80-90 for the same activity.
WHAT has happened!? I was perfectly fine if tired pre-recovery so is this recovery week legs/lungs or didn’t I recover enough? But if the latter, why so high heart rate instead of low? is this anything any of you recognize? For what it is worth my legs feels like cement but I’m just fine otherwise.
Information about me:
- 36 yo, type1 diabetic for 30+ years
- Had a bad crash this year in april with broken clavicle and all of my ribs resulting in collapsed ribcage. Mostly feeling fine today but my arm and shoulder hurt 24/7 which might add some stress.
- Been riding for a long time but relatively new to structure
- My TR rides (and others) can be found: here however I just started with strava this spring. 2019 was very similiar to 2020 summer.