I started using TR back in November after my racing season finished, I used it for about 4 weeks and really enjoyed the whole echo system, (software, forum, Nate, Chad and Jonathan etc) and thought that my decision had been a good one. Then I started listening and reading to everything I could on Polarised training, ditched my TR plan and began going down that road. After 4 weeks good training I then came down with the winter plague so have been off the bike for 10 days, hoping to return in the next 2-3 days.
In that time I have been having conflicting thoughts about what training method I should go with, Polarised or Trainer Road (Either base build or general build). I have cancelled and rejoined TR 3 times in the last 10 days, one minute I think yeah go for one of the plans then another stick with a Polarised approach.
Time off the bike is making it worse but it’s also giving me time to think, problem is I have now overthought it too much and in a total black hole.
Current FTP: 290-295 / 66-7kG So about 4.2w/kg. Weight will go back to 65KG within next 2-3 months.
Time to train. 8 hours
Goals: Hill climbs in September/October, more generally to improve power at key interval (5 minutes, 10, minutes, 20 minutes and 60 minutes), plus road racing May-August and also time trials on my road bike. (I’ve previously done TT on full rigs etc).
Appreciate there are a lot of goals there, the hill climb stuff takes care if itself from September as I specialise totally on that. So you could probably slim that down to “Improving FTP and VO2 Max”.
Have you faced this challenge, what were your results? Opinions?