I am based in Australia and as you know things are looking better here and we are able to ride now in groups outside. There has been an event released last week which will occur in 6 months which is a 135km ride with 2770m of climbing.
I want to use trainerroad to prepare me for it. I have entered the ride as an A Event in the calendar, nominated Mid Volume 6-9 hrs per week , Intermediate experience and the specialty as rolling road race mid volume.
This event is going to take me in excess of 6 hrs, so what i would like to know is that since the longest trainerroad workout is 2 hrs, do i need to also do some long rides prior to the race to prepare myself for the long ride. I think of doing 4 - 6 long rides replacing one of the workout in trainer road closer to the event ie last 2 months.
I am confident i will get an increase in FTP, and develop good endurance through the trainerroad plan but I am concerned if i just stick to the TR plan i will fall short because of the time on the bike required to finish the ride.