I’m looking at getting back into structured training on the bike after 5 months of just free riding on Zwift. I’d typically spend about 4-5 hours riding per week but am training for an off road triathlon in Sept and a half Ironman in Nov so do have some swim / run sessions per week (total training about 9 hours per week). I’d consider myself a mountain biker who does like swimming and running sometimes. With the MTB season approaching soonish in Australia I want to get faster on the bike as I feel my bike fitness may have dropped.
Trainer Road got me faster but I got soft
One of the big pushes to free riding on Zwift was actually Trainer Road last year. After progressing to higher FTPs the workouts just got too hard for me to complete (low 200s to 295). I’m sure there is a big mental component to this and I just need to toughen up. I notice this in races too.
I want to sign back up to Trainer Road but have noticed The Sufferfest have structured training with mental toughness modules. I have read Alex Hutchinson’s Endure and am reading Matt Fitzgerald’s book currently.
Finally, my question…
Does anybody know of any good resources for goal setting, visualisation and goal motivation? With this info I will sign back up to Trainer Road but gee The Sufferfest is tempting with tools targeting my weaknesses.
Thanks to anybody who reads this!