I’m relatively new to structured trainer having purchased a CycleOps Hammer and recently completing the full 12 weeks of Sweet Spot Base Low Volume. A recent ramp test puts me at an FTP of 245 which is 3.4 w/kg.
I ride XC mountain bike and I will do a couple of races during 2019, but my main goal right now is improving fitness and continuing with structured training. I have also started strength training recently and would like to continue doing that at least 2 days per week, although I want my cycling to be primary. I live in the midwest so a lot of time will be on the trainer over the winter.
If I had to pick an A race for next year, it would be July 21. To complete a full base, build, and speciality by that date I would need to start the 2nd week of January.
My question is what should I fill the space between now and January with? Should I continue with the progression and start Short Power Build even though we are going into the winter and that may be difficult with strength training, or do I just start another block of SSB?
Thank you for any feedback.