7 weeks ago I decided to give SSB Mid Vol 1 & Vol 2 a go, and noticed through out the weeks I was struggling to hold the Intensities and was either bailing out or reducing the intensities between 5 & 10%…
I’ve struggled these few Months with Major Depression on top of my Complex PTSD 25 Years HM Forces, and on High doses of medication, however I continued with Trainer Road and struggled, not listening to what my body was telling me.
I started reading the Forums about SSB Mid Vol 1 & 11, and it was then that the penny dropped, I had been putting to much added stress on myself, training 5 days a week with Major Depression, not eating or drinking and still expecting to complete the workouts… How wrong I was!!.
So 18 Dec 2018, went back to basics - SSB Low Vol 1 with a drop in FTP 207 - 180 after a retaking Ramp Test.
Mount Field today was hard going should ones Heart rate be working at 96%, HR 152 on Tempo Rides?. I’ve. also noticed that my resting heart rate over the past several months has went from 47 - 65. I’m 63 Years old 5’6" and 80kg. Should I be finding these workouts hard going?.
I’ve Been cycling on and off for 4 years, and 2 years with Trainer Road. This time round I hope to continue Trainer Road on a weekly basis over 2018 -2019.
I so much want to be able to ride and keep with the club Group W/end Rides. Thanks Billy