I’ve been using TR for a year now, and although I was a hopeless noob (trust me), I can say that hours of training and listening to the podcast has given me a clearer understanding of what I want from my training and my motivation to support it.
I don’t compete and mostly ride by myself, but I do enjoy numbers and I do like to at least maintain fitness. That’s why the time crunch programm (and train now) is perfect for me. 3 times 45 mn is doable and challenging enough. But I realize that in a typical week, I’ll scratch a 45mn workout for a 2hour week-end ride.
And I was wondering if there was a big difference in physiology adaptation between 3 45mn workouts every couple of days, and two 1 hour workouts twice a week ? Tss seems comparable, but I know you can’t judge intervals just by looking at TSS
Anyway, I feel better really nailing one hour workouts instead of skipping from time to time that third 45mn workout of the week. So that got me curious
What I can say is that my fitness has been quite stable for the past 4 months (ftp unchanged)