Hey — I’ve made some good progress over the last 3-4 months :
FTP 209 > 271
Weight 114kg > 98kg
~ 2.75 w/kg
I’m 48 if that’s important.
Originally I was targeting a sub 5 hour 100mile closed road Sportive at the end of Aug (previous best is 5:28) so started with High Volume Sweet Spot Base and then used the plan builder with a century speciality.
That ride has been cancelled so I set myself a new target 3 w/kg.
My weight is still coming down (~0.5kg/week) but my FTP is stagnating a bit — I’m only seem to get ~1% increases each ramp test.
My legs are fine. I know they can push more power and are not tired when doing the ramps. It’s my heart rate & breathing. They give out long before my legs want to quit.
So my question is now I’m not specifically targeting a century, what sort of plan would be best to improve my FTP, specially the fitness rather than strength portion of it?
Or am I coming at this all wrong?