I am a triathlete that is struggling on the bike. Certainly I want to raise my FTP, but am wondering what is a good way of doing this? How does one increase the bike portion for say 2 months and keep running and swimming in maintenance mode?
I’ve gone through Sustained Power Build mid vol 1, a few months ago and was able to run about 20-25 mpw and swim 2x per week. While I saw a little bump in my FTP it wasn’t the kind I was hoping for. Maybe some of that was going into the test fatigued, who knows. I mainly do olympics and sprints.
The run is my strong discipline, but I am coming off the bike spent, at least not running close to stand alone 5K or 10Ks. I know I am over biking, but I feel like if I don’t I won’t be placing in my AG.
I currently sit at 3.38 w/kg. I’m on the small side from being a runner for a long time so not sure if that plays into a low FTP.
If I had the time I would do weekend long rides, but as it sits now with kids and their activities 2 hrs on the trainer is about all I can muster on the weekend. I can do 1-1.5 hr rides during the week.
Looking for some suggestion so I can start in December.