I am totally new to Trainer Road (structured training really), but not new to cycling. I was in pretty good shape at the end of last season and then had to take about 3 months off (Dec thru Feb). March rolls around and I got back on the bike for a few weeks and then COVID-19 shuts down the world, so I figure it’s a great time to build some fitness on the trainer. Hello TR. I did my ramp test which was predictably depressing and then setup a base plan.
I’m doing SS High Volume. I’m only about a week and half in, but it’s already remarkably easier to finish the workouts. My HR is down 15 to 20 bpm over the first week and my RPE is perceptively lower. My question is, should I retest or are these sorts of results normal and my body is just getting used to being on the bike again? Or should I just stick to the plan? I’d hate to spend the next 4 weeks not getting the true benefit of SS.