I have been cycling “seriously” for a bit over two years now but I have always been active, played competitive squash and always rode to work and back (8-10 km four to five days a week)
I do group rides on the weekend and hold my own. We have riders from 16 years to 75 years. I don’t want to race but I want to stay fit and be able to sprint occasionally up hills and segments and not be the one everyone is waiting for. Our rides can be anywhere from 50km to 120km.
My weight is 73kg, 176cm tall and I average around 200 - 300km per week, my 6 week TSS average is usually between 450 - 700 and on a ramp test my FTP is 207 while the 20 min traditional test it is around 213.
What sort of riding, training plans are best for someone my age to improve?
Can a 65 year old improve much?
What is a normal TSS load for riders…When I get up to over 700 TSS I know I have overdone the week and can start to feel tired.
After some group rides and they are not always fast rides I can feel a lot more fatigued than a similar solo ride which is faster and has a higher power average. I can never understand that.
Thankyou for any advice or suggestions guys…