So after years and years of just doing drop rides or smash rides, I have finally started doing a base block. I am sitting at 3.8 watts per kg after having about 4 weeks off the bike during COVID.
Few of things I have noticed:
- My first sweet spot workout only had 5 minute intervals and I honestly didn’t think I was going to make it.
- I just did a session with 5 intervals at 15 minutes and did them comfortably.
- I did an outside MTB ride and basically PR’d every climb and descent even though I have only been doing base. (High-Volume)
I have not done another RAMP yet as I am only starting my 3rd week but I am coping with the 10 hour work load no problem and I think my FTP will definitely go up.
So as someone that thought base phase was a waste of time because I had a base fitness from riding outside and for really anyone searching this out in the future…
Yes base workout’s are worth it.
I have always wanted to be 5 watts per kg but always tap out at 4.2 watts per kg on about 4-5 hours a week. Lets hope I can hit 4.5 - 4.7 on 10. Its a big jump but i am giving myself 12 months to get there.