Hi Everyone, first of all, I hope everyone is well and staying healthy.
I’m quite new to a structured training program, and actually to cycling. I started cycling seriously only last year and in January this year, I started subscribing to Trainer Road.
I completed the SSB1 mid-volume and now 1.5 week before completing the Build mid-volume phase. I started off with an FTP of 163 (ramp test) and a week ago, in mid-build test, my FTP went up slightly to 171 (4.9%). I’m able to finish all the workouts so far, even though I found the weekend workouts to be very challenging (Saturday’s over-under and Sunday’s SST).
I’ve been listening to all of the podcasts and I realized that everyone is different. Just want to know, with my progress, is that considered to be normal or I’m pretty much limited by my age and genetic? By the way, I’m 49 y.o. and weigh 150 lbs, so with my new FTP, it’s about 2.5 w/kg. Also, I’ve never done any endurance training in my life.
Thanks in advance for the insight,