First of all thank you for a great podcast and for giving me a new way to improve my biking with a structured training plan. Its awesome.
Cyclist for 4-5 years, unstructured work on bike. Just started out with TR, finishing the SS1 with a FTP improvement of 20 watts!
I live in a country with mostly flat sections with short hills all around.
As a rider i believe i am good at hard efforts where my heart rate is high, and good at keeping it there for a short period of time. My weakness is stamina and long efforts, if i ride more than 3 hours hard i cramp up.
To be honest my goals for next season is to beat my freinds going up the hills in the area. The hills are
short, where the biggest hills will only take 5 minutes to complete whereas most will be around 2-3 minutes efforts.
I have chosen the plan builder with “rolling road race”. This plan suggest general build as build phase, but my questions is if it would make more sense to choose the short power build to be unstoppable up the short hills?
I do have other goals than beating my freinds, but its the same dynamic - about 100km. races with hills.
Hope you have time to answer my question!