Listening to the podcast it seems everything revolves around planning and tapering for A-races. I cycle for fun and have no desire to race. I do half a dozen metric century events and another half dozen imperials, I want to do a few 300km rando’s as well.
Nutrition is fine, I can ride all day, I guess if I have a goal it is to cut time off of my centuries so I can hang with faster groups or recover better for back to back events. Since my rides are all over from March through October I can fit in all 3 phases that will end right around my first ride. But then what? Cycle back and forth between build and specialty?
I am doing Sweet Spot Mid 1 now, Sustained power is what I had planned next followed by Century in the specialty. Or should I just do Century year round?
While Virtual Power seems great and consistent my number is WAY higher than reality so I don’t really want to set FTP gains as a goal.
Edit: If it matters I haven’t been cycling long, but my schedule allows for me to ride basically as often and as long as my body will tolerate.