Im 43, 88.5kg averagely fit have done in my past more gym work than cardio work, since the start of the year Ive worked through a 12 week Rowing plan (6days a week), did a bit of Zwifting then have now started with Trainer road. Ive seen my FTP move from 245 or so to 265 on completion of SSBMV and am due to complete the second Mid volume in a couple of weeks.
My goal is in June to undertake a Triathalon (olympic distance) with a view to taking on the 70.3 in October, Ive not done a Tri before.
Ive started to do some swimming in my weeks (2/3 times including lessons) as Im not a very strong swimmer and Im finding there is an increase in my stress and I got my ass handed to me at the weekend on the over unders (Carpathian Peak). May of been just a blip or may of been my body saying chill out and if Im honest my knee is a little sore.
My trajectory was to complete SSBMV2 > Sustain Power Mid then I had 4 weeks then start the Tri Olympic block. That would take me to June although I dont have enough time to complete the half Tri plan before October.
Im now considering dropping to the Sustain Power Low Volume so that I can do some Swimming and running. After that perhaps jump straight into the Half Tri ? I was wondering if I should do some more aerobic base work so perhaps Traditional base with my swimming ?
My aim for the races is to have a ‘good’ race where Im comfortable that Im going into it competitive but you know realistic Overall fitness and keeping it sustainable are my most important drivers.