I’m sure this is a very common question…
I’m 6’, a pretty muscular 188lbs. Down about 5lbs from winter. Have been training with trainerroad consistently since the middle of cross season last year. Quickly figured out significant weight cuts were not going to happen while sticking to a plan and hitting workouts. Would have liked to have dropped more like 10lbs…but I cant complain too much. .weight is down, power is up.
Anywho…I’m planning ahead for the off season. After a couple week break after cross season, my tentative plan is to start next years training plan in early/mid january, and start with 6-8 weeks of traditional base plan, losing a pound a week or so, before diving into sweet spot base1. I’d like to be in decent shape for a mid april gravel race.
So my questions are these:
Does this sound reasonable?
Should I expect to have an FTP drop during traditional base?