I’m a beginner triathlete who has set themselves the goal of completing an ironman next year. A lot of the reading that I’ve done suggests that the athlete pace themselves on the bike leg by aiming to hold a percentage of their FTP. So it would follow that a higher FTP gives a faster bike.
I’m not proud/happy with my current FTP, so would really like to build that up. Of course, I’d also like to improve my bike and run before any race.
So, as beginner, am I better doing a Full Distance Triathlon plan, or should I be doing Sweet Spot with run and swim workouts around my scheduled rides?