I started training in January 2020 for a 3 days MTB stage race in Junie’20 and I was sitting on a 57 fitness level on Strava. The 2nd week of January, I hurt my back and was not allowed to cycle or run for 6 weeks. This has greatly affected my fitness level that is currently sitting on 29 on Strava after two weeks of Sweet Spot Base Mid Volume 1.
On Wednesday I had to do an easy 34 TSS indoor ride, but I decided to go for my 1st outdoor ride in 8 weeks. My TSS was 96 for a 1-hour ride of 25km.
So, my question is two-fold: No 1 is it a problem if I do a 96 TSS ride outside instead of the 34TSS indoor ride? 2ndly is the Sweet Spot Base Mid Volume 1 the right plan followed by Sweet Spot Base Mid Volume 2 and then Sustained Power Build Mid Vol to get me in shape for a 3 x 80km MTB stage race if a simple 25km road ride measured 96 TSS and my heart rate shot up to 181bpm on the hills?