Quick intro, i’m new, been doing TR for about a month and a minute and have been cycling more steadily/seriously for the past year or so.
I’m wanting to fit 3 tris in this year, 2x sprint and 1 olympic distance and i’ve gone with the low volume plans of sprint and then of oly to match somewhat the race dates, my problem lies in the run workouts on the plan. I use a smart trainer along with chest strap hrm (also have a garmin vivoactive) and have noticed that i have trouble recovering in between workouts; my resting heart rate which is usually high 50s now sits in the high 60s all the time.
I can finish the bike workouts, they do feel hard, and i’m a newb at swimming so it still wrecks my recovery but if i add the run in, i find that my leg muscles get too tired to complete the bike workouts.
My ftp has already increased (+18pts woohoo) so workouts arent getting easier, do you think my body will eventually adapt and allow me to re-add those run workouts? I’m trying to make the bike leg my strongest followed by the run and then simply be able to finish the swim which is why i’m prioritizing the bike workouts over all others.