Hey there, folks. I was thinking of trying TrainerRoad because a bunch of people have told me that when it comes to structured training, nothing beats TrainerRoad. I started riding outside and doing Zwift about a year and a half ago. At first I couldn’t ride 3 miles without giving out. Now I can do 50, at a pace of about 15mph (by myself) on a mostly flat route. Wind will definitely change it as well…
I used to weigh 285 pounds and am now down to just 200. My goal is 175. I’ve lost weight but lately my performance has been dropping and I’ve been struggling. I took on a new job where I work 6 days a week, usually 10-12 hours a day. I don’t have much time for riding. I can only dedicate at most an hour per day. I’ve tried going longer on a few days I’ve had that were a little shorter work hours, but then a day or so after I’m spent. I’ve also noticed that if I go ride outside unless I’m going for ultimate all out endurance I feel like I’m just logging a bunch of junk miles for 2 hours.
My one day off is Sunday. I do my long ride on Sunday. I rest the day before and the day after. I like training Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday but maybe I’m wrong? My big thing has been, what do I do on those days? Sweet spot? Sprints? 2x15s? My goal is not racing, not at all. I’d love to be in good enough shape to keep up on group rides, if I should ever find one and solo I want to be able to ride faster, further, for longer. I want to build my performance and endurance.
Not sure if TrainerRoad would be a good match, would it allow for my Sunday ride? I’ve heard there are good time-crunched plans on TrainerRoad, but I’ve also heard there’s a good book for this too lol. Can I actually make any gains on 1 hour a day, 4 days during the week with a long ride on Sunday?
Thanks so much for any advice or help.