Hey Gang, getting ready to go into my 3rd season of TR training in the coming weeks and want some guidance. I have made some great gains over the last 2 years, but my power profile has also “flattened” out, my SS is strong and I can hold a solid pace for longer distances but I want to be able to attack better for shorter bursts. My first 2 years are below
Year 1: SSB1, SSB2, General Build, all LV with added endurance days
…FTP Increase from 268 to 290
Year 2: SSB1, SSB2, General Build, all MV
…FTP Increase from 300 to 310
What I am looking for this year is to tweak my top end, I want to be able to launch repeated powerful attacks at the local amateur crit, and to lay down more watts on 1 to 5 minute segments. I am committing only 20 weeks of time to indoor, at which point in 2021, I may or may not race, depending on how things are with the virus and my general desires, as I am plenty happy competing on an un-official amateur level with the local racers at their practice crit, and against locals on Strava. That said, I have several ideas for year 3, but also some concerns.
Plan 1: SSB1, SSB2, Short Power Build, MV
Plan 2: SSB2, Short Power Build, Crit Specialty, MV
Plan 3: SSB2, Short Power Build, Rolling Road Race Specialty, MV
My concern in general with these shorter power plans, is losing a significant portion of the SS power that I have gained. I realize there is always a trade-off, and looking at the above “plans”, I see that some include more SS work, while others focus mostly on Vo2 and Sprints. I’m just not confident of which direction I want to go, and I have 4-5 weeks to figure this out, I’d like to feel totally good and not have any doubts going into the plan I choose.
So, which of my plans do you like to meet my goals, or what alternatives do you have? 20 weeks at MV is non-negotiable, but I am willing to mix and match portions of the plan if it helps me stay on target more