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I got my bike this last Christmas (best gift ever!) so since Jan 1 I have completed 219 rides. I'm a 53 female in good shape. My PR for a 45 minute class is 363 and for the last few weeks my numbers have gone down, and when I say down I'm lucky to break 300. I'm getting a good workout, heart rate is up, puddle of sweat on the floor :)
My husband says I'm overdoing it and I need to rest. It's frustrating that I'm not coming close to my PR numbers. Is something wrong with my bike or is it me? Anyone else feel this way?
 

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Hi,
There are a few possibilities that come to mind.
1) You are overtraining and need to mix in more rest and/or low impact workouts. Do you do hard rides most days of the week? It might be worth taking it a little easier and mixing in other workouts to see if that helps.
2) You may have hit a plateau which is normal although it's a little odd that your down ~80% from your PRs.
3) Your bike's calibration may be changing and you're getting less credit for the same amount of work. The original Bike (not Bike+) has less consistent calibration than the Bike+ which recalibrates itself digitally.

I know it can be annyoying but I wouldn't worry too much about the numbers if you're getting a good work out, feeling better and seeing results:)
Stefon
 

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Thank you for your tips. I do a 45 minute ride in the morning (usually one of Olivia Amato's classes) and a 20 or 30 minute in the evening. I will look into my bike's calibration as well.
 

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I am 55 and have had the same issue. I have not gone up on my score in fact went down 1 point after completing the spring pz challenge. I do the workouts as stated staying in zones. I thought it may be age? I have pulled back and only work out 4 times a week (not loving that) but no change. How does one recalibrate ones bike?
 

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When are the instructors going to start instructing on the bike+? I think they need a leaderboard for standard pelotons and one for plus bikes. I have had both and I know
how to calibrate the old one and the plus is definitely harder. I know people say as long as you get a good workout is doesn't matter, but if you are competitive on the
leaderboard, it does matter
 
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