Am I achieving on each workout what I should?
Newbie to The Sufferfest, but loving it. Two weeks in, enjoying the structure and sessions.
I'm set up on one of the intermediate training programs - used to be a consistent and adventurous road rider until we had our first child. After a good 18 months of very occasional riding (read: once a month on average) I'm ready to get back amongst it and prepare for my first event.
I completed a 4DP test to see where I was at (obviously terrible), but using those numbers for the training program. I've never had a power meter before now (using the TacX Neo), so never trained with power and I'm focusing on meeting that number and the cadence number each session...
My problem is that my heart rate consistently seems to be lower than the zones that I'm training in. Today I completed G.O.A.T. and each torque session was supposed to have my heart rate in 138-158bpm, but the highest I got to was 132bpm, and the average was 119 bpm.
What do I do? Should I carry on as is, do another 4DP (in case the numbers were particularly ordinary), or something else?
Sufferlandrians be praised.