I have been quite fanatic in triathlon over the past few years and hence had a reasonably good condition.
However, I have done hardly any exercise over the past 3-4 months due to a number of reasons. I am now trying to get back into training with the ambition to be back in shape come spring 2021. I also gained a KG or 4-5…
I did a ramp test three weeks ago which put met at an FTP of 231. Unfortunately I instantly got a fever during the last two weeks.
My plan is to focus on base training, lots of base training to establish a proper base before going into more specific plans like the triathlon plans from TR.
Yesterday, I did ‘Echo -5’, with the idea to start with a reasonably doable workout, and I did finish it with ease.
However, my question is whether the Endurance workout, like Echo -5, are meant to be mainly done in Heartrate zone 2 - which I thought was meant to be spending the majority of your endurance work in.
However, my heartrate stayed mainly in zone 3. Could it be that my FTP is too high? I want to ensure I am doing these type of workouts correctly as I am planning to do many of them…
The following picture shows (in Dutch) my heartrate and underneath power zone for the the Echo -5 which I did.