Just finished my last spin today for my first years training with Trainer Road. (Sugar loaf) 4 six min efforts at 102% FTP in TT. One of my last races for the year is this Sunday. After that I’ll keep spinning 2x a week in the maintenance program (not going to let go of the fitness gains this year which will be a first) and a weekend outdoor ride.
Starting in August will be next season’s training. It is a long season as the A race will be in Holland in September of 2020. I have time for a Base - Build - Base - Build - Specialty phase with a few week of slack to handle any illness that always seems to come around December.
This training year that I have just completed mid volume SSB, MV Sustain Power Build and Specialty middle distance IM-MV. Had a tough time on the longer spin sets in TT in the specialty phase as I did not do the triathlon base and build programs. I actually never did any WO outside, which here in Victoria BC on the west coast I could actually go ride outside for most of the year. Hard to imagine (oct 2018 to July 2019, 3 to 5 spins a week, all inside!)
What is interesting is when I tried to do some longer 2 hours plus aerobic spins this spring, I was completely wiped out!
Next season I will do MV long distance Triathlon as I think I have neglected my aerobic fitness. (use to do 4 to 6 hour rides on the weekend in preparation for IM events) And I think this will be the proper thing to do from which to build my FTP in the base next year.
Thanks Trainer Road, I’m looking forward to seeing my legs fully recover by the end of the summer from all this hard training!