hey all, im about to complete ssb mid volume 1, what workout/plan should i do next?
im 100% mtb, and use TR to just get better on the bike. i have <3 years of mtb riding, and mostly a powerlifter/bodybuilder.
i “loosely” did ssb mid volume 1, meaning i didn’t ride the scheduled workouts exactly as planned out. sometimes i did 1-2 TR workouts a week. depending on my lifting schedule, sometimes my legs are too smoked after squatting and deadlifting, or sometimes the weather is nice and i actually rode trails. good thing weather is kinda shitty for the past 2-3 weeks, because it’s allowed me to focus on TR more.
i do have some decent leg strength, just not the endurance. high bar back squat in the mid to low 300s for triples, and a deadlift in the low 400s(albeit sumo).
i feel like i cheated the SSB mid volume 1 because i didn’t follow it exactly. im not sure why i chose ssb mid volume 1 because it has 5 TR rides a week. 4 rides would probably be easier for me to perform.
all my mtb friends have been biking for 10+ years, road and mtb, so they just blow me outta the water in terms of endurance.
my ftp was set to 140, tho i probably did the ramp test incorrectly. i’ll have to retest after ssb.
so what should i do next? weather is starting to get better too, so i will probably have normal trail rides regularly.
current setup is with a wahoo kickr 2018 with the cadence thing, and a hrm. i dont have any power or cadence data from my outdoor trail rides, darned crank power meters are so expensive.
overall goals wise, i just want to build better endurance to keep up with friends. i’ll probably be going to pisgah later this year, so i kinda want to be able to climb all the stuff needed for the fun descents.
as for immediate goal, i want to finish Fountainhead trail in northern VA without wanted to commit suicide. lol. it’s a 14 mile loop, and is mostly xc, with some punchy climbs. this place smokes me. according to mtbproject’s older data, it’s about 1200ft of elevation, with an avg grade of 3 and max grade of 15. i find it difficult, most riders will say it’s climby. https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/5398586/fountainhead-regional-park
how should i balance 4 days of lifting, with TR and normal trail rides?