I 'm new here and am looking for advice on which plan to do.
I am a first year triathlete and come from a background of competitive power lifting. I switched to triathlon training in november of 2018. My A race is a half ironman 70.3 just over 12 weeks away. The past 6 months I have been riding 3-4 times a week for a total of 4-6 hours a week. My total training has been between 10 and 14 hours a week.
I would usually do two sessions a week on the trainer and 1-2 rides outdoors. The sessions on the trainer would be mainly zone 2 with intervals thrown in and the outside rides I would just ride- sometimes on TT bike and sometimes hill climbs on my road bike. I have a power meter on my TT bike but not my roadbike. The last time I did a test was in January and my FTP was 245 watts but I never used power for training- mainly RPE and heart rate.
Two weeks ago I pulled a muscle in my lower back (non training related) so I haven’t been able to ride at all. I will be able to start training again next week.
Should I just start with the traditional base since I am new to trainerroad way of training and my event is about 12 weeks away so not long enough to follow base/build/specialty.
Thanks for any advice and I’m happy to be here.