Hey all - This will be my third season using TR, so very familiar with the benefits and offerings of the program. For the past two seasons, I’ve done Sweet Spot I/II, Sustained Power, Century Plans, though my FTP has unfortunately remained pretty flat at around 200W (@ 172 lbs). My goal is to improve my hill climbing and get my FTP up, since I find myself being able to keep up with everyone on the flats but get dropped on those longer climbs.
My rides are generally 50-100 Miles in length and relatively hilly, the 100 miler would be ~8,500 ft for some ballpark. For those of you in the NY/NJ area, I’m talking about the GFNY route of 9W up to Bear Mountain and back. Most of the climbs range in length and steepness with my longest being about 30 min.
I’m curious if it would benefit me to switch to the general build, or even more so, change from the century plan to the climbing plan to get some more Anerobic/VO2 max efforts in, rather than the sustained threshold work.
Any thoughts or experiences would be appreciated!