I’ve been with TrainerRoad for three seasons now. I race mostly mtb, with the occasional cross race in the fall. I was wondering what others experience is with year over year improvements. The first year I raced I started with an FTP of around 280 (85kg) and improved to around 325 through the course of a base, build and specialty plan (Nov - May). After the summer, I took off about 6 weeks and started again, almost identical numbers (287 to 326 over the course of the training plans). This year started out a bit better (306), however I seem to have plateaued, especially in my VO2 workouts. I am 47 this year and typically follow medium volume plans…
Wondering if others have been the same or if I need to think about some changes to my plans. I’m pretty good with nutrition and recovery, etc…maybe it’s just the getting older thing!!