Hi everyone, I am hoping you can give me some feedback or help.
I have been zwifiting for a couple of months now. I am a mountain biker, but wanted to keep riding through the dark winter months, so bought a kickr core, loaded a road bike to it and signed up to zwift.
I wasn’t 100% sure what I was doing, so went straight in and did the FTP Builder workout. I didn’t do an FTP test, but zwift set it at about 153.
Whilst doing the complete FTP builder workout I found that whilst I was sweating a lot, my heart rate never really got out of control and I never really struggle throughout it. I felt I was working out and could see my legs getting more toned etc.
After I completed it I did the new FTP ramp test. It put my FTP at 213.
I am yet to signed up to another longer workout plan, but I have been doing some of the short 30minute workouts, such as jons short mix and Emilys mix (I think it was called).
Now these 30 minutes workouts felt absolutely brutal. I had to reduce the intensity slightly and even failed two of the harder sections.
Now my main question is… did I struggle so much as these are super intensive 30 minute workouts or has my new FTP jumped so much that I cant actually do it?
I get that it should be hard, but I fear it being this hard will such the life out of it.
Or when I sign up for a longer workout plan it will be less intense and a lot more manageable.
Many thanks to anyone who has read this far and can offer some support/advice!