I am a 60 year old cyclist, relatively new, and am chasing an FTP/kg of above 2, which is around the peak of the bell curve that Nate showed some while ago in a different thread. I’ve done Sweet Spot 1 and 2, and am doing Sustained Power Build now, all Low Volume. Things are going well.
My goal is to be able to complete a Century. I live in Washington state, USA, which is generally very hilly. Here for example is the RideWithGPS route of a typical Century in this area:
Now I was considering the Century Specialty phase as its the natural choice, but I’ve also just been thinking about the Rolling and the Climbing Road Race plans. I don’t plan on being a racer, but I do want to be able to take hills with gusto. Any thoughts on these alternative plans? All advice gratefully received.