I wonder if anyone could offer some advice on how best to use the TR software (or other alternative) to support my needs/interests.
So my No1 goal for this year is to slim down. My FTP is roughly 320w and it has been for a while so I don’t expect a drastic decline. It has wavered between 300w and 348w for a few years. I primarily run as I find it the most enjoyable form of exercise. I use a Stryd to measure effort for running.
At the moment I run two or three times a week.
I ride my gravel bike to my local Parkrun on a Saturday, do the 5k and ride home. During the week I will do another 1 or 2 steady runs (about 60min each).
I do have a second goal and that is to get an improved time at a 100 mile hilly sportive next May.
My dilemma is that, in the past when I sign up to a TR plan, I find myself missing most of the workouts because I’m either too tired from the previous run or I want to ride outside for pleasure. However I feel I need to have a plan in place otherwise I drift.
How would everyone else go about this? Low volume and sprinkle in some alternatives/Train Now? The problem I found before was that Train Now might recommend me a climbing or attacking workout the day after a long run and it just wasn’t the right thing. Sometimes even the endurance workouts would have a higher RPE that expected. At that point I’d give up and watch TV with a beer.l which is definitely not the way to slim down or train for an event. I got to the point where I just did endurance workouts. After time I’d get bored with this approach.
I guess I just want to know how to go about doing a low intensity, mid volume plan that covers a mix of running and cycling. Is it possible with TR?