I will have an event in 9/20 which will be a long climb with 55km distance and 2800m elevation. I have completed following plans from past October, which was my first time for power training:
- 18’ Oct: SST base mid I
- 18’ Nov: SST base mid II
- 19’ Jan: Traditional base mid II
- 19’ Mar: Sustained power build mid
- 19’ May: SST base low II + weekend out ride to fulfill 500 TSS per week
My cycling life began from May last year. FTP moved from 183W to current 212W since past October(Thanks to Coach Chad.)
Now there is only 1 week to finish my SST base low II. Here is the question, I am wondering should I go Sustained Power BUILD or Climb SPECIALTY phase for next?
In my understanding, sustained power build is much more like SST which is mostly aim at threshold and VO2max. And it seems that climb specialty combined with wider zone range from tempo to anaerobic. Is climb specialty fits me more since there are only 11 weeks to my event? Or is it any suggested plan combination if I prefer 1-2 weeks for fine tune and rest before the event?
Thank you in advance for suggestion!