Pardon my rant here, but I need to vent some frustration.
I have been using TR for 1.5 years and really appreciate the structure it gives and how well it works. I am a 60 year old cyclist, with CX as my primary racing/training focus. In April I started my official 2020 CX training plan, sslv. I built out my plan on plan builder, with all of my a/b/c races. When Covid hit, I continued with the plan not knowing if racing would happen. As races started getting cancelled, I decided to stick with the plan, but removed all races. Plan Builder asked if I was sure I wanted to cancel events, as it would be permanent. I followed through, only to find the races back in my schedule 2 weeks later. I have now done this several times. Each time it reshuffled the plan and had me ramp test. Today, the races are still there. What gives?
Rant issue #2, I just ramp tested and achieved a 3% decline in my ftp. I somewhat expected this, as my workouts over the past few weeks have been brutal, mostly VO2 max. I own a bike shop and spend all day on my feet with up/down stairs constantly. I also bike commute 7 miles to/fro most days. All of this to say, at 60yo, I know I need more recovery. Current FTP is 3.9wkg. I am planning on dialing things back a bit to give my legs a break, especially since I won’t be racing again until next year. I could really use a Masters focused plan, hopefully you guys are hearing us old guys!
Rant over, thanks for listening.