I used to really enjoy cycling, not to the extent that I’d be in races or anything like that, but used to get about 200km in every week out on the road, commuting to work, or just going for it while that missus was away at training camps and the like. Since changing jobs I’ve been negligent due to long six day weeks and so on. That said, I still can be seen taking moderate rides on the road (don’t laugh at my measly 40km) and find them to be not a problem at all.
However, I recently bought a turbo trainer, joined Zwift and thought I’d give it a go with the whole setup out on the veranda for a little bit of wind and zero noise annoyance in our little house here in Japan. And here’s my problem
day 1 ~10km going up the mountain road on route 8 and loved it till I couldn’t get off the bike
day 2 ~ about 6km and struggling even on the smaller inclines (in comparison to the first day’s 9-11%ers
day3 ~ 5km and not having fun at all (well, that’s a little lie) gulping air and more air and going slow as xx. This time, the iPad overheated as opposed to me!
Long story short: it’s much harder than I thought it might be and will it gets easier?
Also, is it due to the P1,2,3 ratings on my trainer (elite smart b+) I’m 178cm and 81kg so should they be modified from the factory settings?
Thanks to anyone who reads this.