I did a quick search of the forums, but I didn’t come across anything I found relevant.
I am primarily a mountain biker but do ride road with a local club. Starting in May, I compete in the expert category of a local weekly MTB series (~1 hour races with 300m of climbing). I do well in this series, but could certainly improve placings by improving on a 3 minute hill climb.
But I think my focus for the coming year would be to improve my performance in longer events such as 100-160km or multi-day events - like gravel grinders or MTB races.
From past performance I know (I think?) that my biggest weakness comes when the trail stops and the road starts. Riders who I’ve spent an hour putting distance on in the technical parts will ride past me within a few km when we hit the road.
I just completed Sustained Power Build LV at 280 FTP - up from 263. I’m looking for some help deciding where to go next. Anything that would combine a short hill climb improvement with a sustained effort would be great, but to me the focus looks very different.
I have no long events planned yet for the coming year. That might be the place to start