I'm a recreational rider so I'm not looking for a huge performance change but trying to see if I've made the right amount of progress or if I'm slacking.
Been riding for 1 year... 1/2 of that was on a heavy mountain bike then hybrid and now on a road bike. I ride 2-3 times a week and once in a spinning class just since the atmosphere is the same.
For power monitoring I do it at the spinning class on the Keiser M3. Started out at 120 Watts average for 1 hour and now I'm at 150-170 Watts depending on what type of day I'm having. I weigh 190 lbs right now age 25.
The problem I'm having is I keep hearing people hitting 300-400 watts for 30 minutes or so. I can do 300-400 MAYBE for 10 seconds but that's it. Last spinning session the instructor (female looked 130-140lbs) said she was doing 500 watts for 1 minute towards the end of class.
Are my numbers THAT horrible or am I doing Ok for someone who has been doing recreational riding for 1 year?