I am not training for any event. My main goal is to get fitter so that I can enjoy riding my bike for longer distances without getting a high cardiac drift. This is my second year of trainerroad, and my FTP after completing a base-build-specialty cycle this summer was 311W (4.5w/kg). 200-236W was my endurance zone, so I was really flying on the road!
I started the offseason with 2 weeks completely off the bike. Based on how I feel while riding at different wattages, my FTP is around 270-280W. Consistent warm weather begins in June where I live and lasts till October.
My plan for this season is to begin training next week until May 23. After that, I will take one week completely off the bike. After the week off, I will switch to maintenance where I will maintain what I have gained from the base-build-specialty cycle. My main plan is to maintain my muscular endurance so that I can take turns on my local group rides without fading. To maintain my muscular endurance, I will be doing 1 sweetspot workout per week. I will continue doing this until mid-November where I will end my season.
The training plans I will follow for next season based on my experience are: Sweetspot base low volume 1 > Sweetspot base low volume 2> General Build low volume > Rolling Road Race low volume. I would add additional volume, and that would be through endurance rides. I would like to know what you think of my plan, and is there anything I can do in order to be better according to you?