So my second year with trainerroad has saw me figure out a few things with my routine, what my body needs to improve ftp and what kind of volume my joints can handle without injury flaring up.
I’ve become an advocate of low volume plans + a longish zone 2 outdoor ride at the weekend, usually a Saturday so I can take it easy on the Sunday then back to my trainerroad plan on the Monday.
If I stick to that regime, I gain watts over the course of the plan. If I deviate (like I have done this past month) and throw in a 1 hour zwift race in place of a scheduled workout once a week then goodbye any gains😢.
I’ve found myself somehow backed into some weird corner where the only outdoor rides I do are zone 2 or even zone 1 recovery rides because anything more and it’ll eat into my ability to be fresh enough to complete my trainerroad plan!
Reckon I’ve actually rode outdoors with some speed maybe twice in the last 2 months and it has me wondering just what the hell am I doing? Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy those slow rides but honestly I feel like there must be a point where I have to quit trainerroad just to be able to get back to enjoying riding how I want, when I want.
I can’t be the only non-racer who feels like this, can I?