first of all, thanks to the TrainerRoad team. I have been following the podcast since April and joined TrainerRoad in September after finishing my A-race. The podcast is very informative (imho one of the best if not the best on training related cycling questions out there) and the workouts on the trainer are great fun (can’t believe I am writing this).
I have been following the traditional base mid volume plan and am now about to complete phase 2 and enter phase 3. Over Christmas I will be in Tenerife for 8 days and hope to get some training in - mostly for the joy of cycling but won’t harm if it increases my fitness. Do you have any recommendations on what type of rides to do? I was thinking of doing long and steady base rides, approx. 4-6 hours with some sweet spot work on the climbs. Some further information on myself:
- 28 years old
- Training volume approx 10.000km this year
- Peak FTP in summer over 1 hour test - 318 watts at 66 kg, current FTP rather around 300 watts (attribute some of this to the trainer)
- Goal for next season would be to lift FTP to 5.0 Watts/kg.
- Plan to peak twice upcoming season: once in June for 3 cycling marathons of approx 7-8 hours duration each and again in September for the “Ötztaler Marathon” which I hope to complete in 7:45 - https://www.oetztaler-radmarathon.com/race-track-upgrade
I look forward to your answers and thanks,